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|Title:||Realities of supply chain collaboration|
|Author(s):||R.P. Kampstra, (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands), J. Ashayeri, (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands), J.L. Gattorna, (Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, UK)|
|Citation:||R.P. Kampstra, J. Ashayeri, J.L. Gattorna, (2006) "Realities of supply chain collaboration", International Journal of Logistics Management, The, Vol. 17 Iss: 3, pp.312 - 330|
|Keywords:||Partnership, Supply chain management|
|DOI:||10.1108/09574090610717509 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the gap between the interests in supply chain collaboration (SCC) and the relatively few recorded cases of successful applications – this is the reality of SCC.
Design/methodology/approach – The research represents the viewpoints of the authors based on their collective field experiences and literature reviews.
Findings – Three realities of SCC are identified – establishing the prerequisites for the collaboration process; where the process starts; and where it terminates. Moreover, a realistic structured approach to SCC containing three loops is outlined.
Research limitations/implications – Increased awareness for practitioners in SCM by crystallizing when collaboration is useful; what to change; what to change to; and how to make changes happen.
Originality/value – The value of the paper is that it offers a “different” perspective on SCC.
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