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A multidimensional approach to supply chain flexibility in the construction sector

Gosling, Jonathan, Iosif, L. and Naim, Mohamed Mohamed 2008. A multidimensional approach to supply chain flexibility in the construction sector. Presented at: 13th International Sympsoium on Logistics, Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 July 2008. Published in: Pawar, K. S., Lalwani, C. S. and Banomyong, R. eds. Integrating the global supply chain: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2008), Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 July 2008. Nottingham: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University Business School, pp. 660-667.

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Abstract

The paper explores the meaning of supply chain flexibility. It articulates a supply chain flexibility framework which identifies two key antecedents of supply chain flexibility: vendor flexibility and sourcing flexibility. We argue that dimensions of criticality of service, spend, regularity of demand and relationship type are important variables when considering vendor and sourcing flexibility. Using these dimensions, construction companies can segment their supply base into approved suppliers, preferred suppliers and framework agreement suppliers. These ideas are investigated through a number of construction case studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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 > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: logistics; operations management
Publisher: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University Business School
ISBN: 9780853582199
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:38
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23972

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