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International Journal of Logistics Management, The

ISSN: 0957-4093

Online from: 1990

Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management

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Realities of supply chain collaboration

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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
Article type:Viewpoint
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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