How Collaborative Supply Chains Manage Their Distribution Channels
Acho, Emmanuel (2008) How Collaborative Supply Chains Manage Their Distribution Channels. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Globalization, outsourcing, shrinking lifecycles and legislation have all contributed over the past years to the element of risk in supply chain operations. Moreover, global business networks have to be highly responsive to customer needs and ever-changing business environments. In response to these challenges, organizations have been forced to form partnerships in order to guarantee their survival and give them the competitive edge to cut their way through the global competitive landscape. In this light, much has been written on the concept of Supply Chain Collaboration that has been vaunted as a major source of competitive advantage both in literature and practice. But what is Supply Chain Collaboration? How do firms actually collaborate? And what benefits can be gotten from forming such business relationships?
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