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Supply chain flexibility as a determinant of supplier selection

Gosling, Jonathan, Purvis, Laura and Naim, Mohamed Mohamed 2010. Supply chain flexibility as a determinant of supplier selection. International Journal of Production Economics 128 (1) , pp. 11-21. 10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.08.029

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Abstract

This paper examines how buying organisations can configure their supply networks to achieve supply chain flexibility. Supply chain flexibility can be rationalised by considering two key antecedents of flexibility, sourcing and vendor flexibility. Network co-ordinators can group their suppliers under three categories, framework agreement suppliers, preferred suppliers and approved suppliers, each with different flexibility implications. It is possible to maintain a suitable level of supply chain flexibility by maintaining a pool of suppliers in each category. Case studies from the construction sector are used to explore supply chain flexibility, which include a house building contractor from the UK and six of its suppliers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction ; Project ; Procurement ; Sourcing ; Agility
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0925-5273
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 20:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20164

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