The architecture of supply chain collaboration

Sridharan, R 2007, 'The architecture of supply chain collaboration', International Journal of Value Chain Management, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 304-323.


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Title The architecture of supply chain collaboration
Author(s) Sridharan, R
Year 2007
Journal name International Journal of Value Chain Management
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 304
End page 323
Total pages 20
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract Previous research often associates supply chain collaboration with interorganisational process improvements and the use of information systems to allow the chain members to effectively match demand with supply. However, it is argued that supply chain collaboration has multiple elements that determine the effectiveness of the chain members in providing customer needs. This paper attempts to conceptualise the architecture of supply chain collaboration, which enables participating members to describe and scrutinise their collaborative practices. The architecture consists of five integrative elements: a collaborative performance system, decision synchronisation, information sharing, incentive alignment, and integrated supply chain processes. Two case studies are provided to illustrate the applicability of the framework. Data in case studies were collected by using secondary data and key informants from the company. Future research is required to elicit data using focus groups representing key players of collaboration for the purpose of model enhancement and action research.
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) Supply Chain Collaboration
performance measurement
incentive alignment
information sharing
decision synchronisation
supply chain process
DOI - identifier 10.1108/14637150810876698
ISSN 1741-5357
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