Previously published as: Logistics Information Management
Online from: 2004
Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management
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|Title:||Building competitive enterprises through supply chain management|
|Author(s):||Elkafi Hassini, (DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)|
|Citation:||Elkafi Hassini, (2008) "Building competitive enterprises through supply chain management", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 21 Iss: 4, pp.341 - 344|
|Keywords:||Competitive advantage, Competitive strategy, Supply chain management|
|DOI:||10.1108/17410390810888633 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The guest editor would like to thank the authors for their contributions. Without the expert advice and diligent reviews by the symposium organizing committee and other reviewers this special issue would not have been possible. Finally, the editor-in-chief, Professor Irani, must be acknowledged for his continuous support and encouragement in arranging for this special issue in the JEIM.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce a special issue that looks at how enterprises could build competitive advantage through supply chain management.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides an overview of competitiveness within a supply chain framework, introduces the issue papers and summarizes their major features.
Findings – Nowadays competition is increasingly between supply chains rather than individual companies. Thus, one would expect supply chain management to be a key in maintaining enterprises competitiveness. Through conceptual models and empirical studies this special issue's papers demonstrate how designing and operating efficient supply chains, through the effective use of information technology, can provide enterprises with a competitive advantage.
Research limitations/implications – The paper implies that enterprises can associate with a supply chain and develop a mechanism to fairly share surpluses. The papers in the special issue offer insight in to how an enterprise can position itself within a supply chain and how risks and profits can be shared equitably.
Practical implications – The paper introduces articles that report on practical implementation issues of supply chain principles.
Originality/value – The paper suggests a unified framework for the special issue papers.
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