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Title: Supply chain integration strategies in fast evolving industries
Authors: Sabet, Ehsan
Yazdani, Nahid M.
de Leeuw, Sander
Keywords: Fast evolving industries (FEI)
Supply chain strategy (SCS)
Agile supply chain (ASC)
Responsive supply chain (RSC)
Supply chain integration (SCI)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: SABET, E., YAZDANI, N. and DE LEEUW, S., 2017. Supply chain integration strategies in fast evolving industries. International Journal of Logistics Management, 28(1), pp.29-46.
Abstract: Purpose – We aim to define the ‘fast-evolving-industry’ (FEI) and its supply chain management (SCM) challenges. We review and structure the literature regarding integration strategies and implementation methods to develop a strategic decision-making framework for SCM in the FEI. Design/methodology/approach – We conduct a review of SCM literature, including supply chain strategy, supply chain integration (SCI), agile and responsive supply chain and SCM for innovative and fast-changing industries. We develop a conceptual model and a decision-making framework and use four mini cases to provide support for the model and framework. Findings – The FEI, characterised by a high level of innovation and differentiation, short products/services lifecycle and high variety, is yet to be fully defined. Inherent uncertainty in FEI supply systems makes SCM in these industries a complex but strategic task for their managers. The framework and the model offered in this study, which employ a core competency concept and provide risk management strategies, offer a strategic tool for managers and scholars in the field to optimise their integration strategies and to operationalise integration decisions. Original Value – Little research has been published on transferable and cross-industrial SCM in Fast Evolving Industries (FEIs). This paper defines the FEI and its resource-related concerns and then offers a conceptual model and a strategic decision-making framework for SCI in FEIs.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Emerald under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Version: Published version
DOI: 10.1108/IJLM-01-2015-0013
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21769
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-01-2015-0013
ISSN: 0957-4093
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