How Collaborative Approach Works in Supply Chain: Garoto Case Study

Bretas, Marcia Viviane (2008) How Collaborative Approach Works in Supply Chain: Garoto Case Study. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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It is well known the focus given by companies on the potential in adding

stronger, yet more flexible links to their supply chains in the form of

collaborative relationship. Consequently, a large number of researches have

been done to understand and figure up the Supply Chain collaboration


This particular study presents a journey to explore how the collaborative

approach works in supply chain context, and results operations processes

improvement. The research is based on a single case of Garoto, a chocolate

manufacture in Brazil. The relevant research background was detailed in terms

of supply chain collaborative viewpoint; collaborative environmental preparation;

process implementation; and advantages and barriers regarding to this.

Then study of a specific supply chain case will be taken into consideration in

order to exemplify the theory. Furthermore, the analyses of research results are

presented with the objective of extrapolate from theory to practical implication in

different sectors. Relevant findings are presented accordingly based on

interviews (i.e. structured and non structured interview) a great quantity of key

information from the business unit such as documentations (e.g. paper review);

direct observation; Internet and libraries consulting.

After all, it is noticeable that the following dissertation will primarily address

those managers, leaders and partners, who participate in the chain, and are

responsible or even involved in improving the supply chain operation through

collaborative approach.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: collaborative approach, supply chain relationship,
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 16:13

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