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Integrating the automotive supply chain: where are we now?

Towill, Denis Royston, Childerhouse, P. and Disney, Stephen Michael 2002. Integrating the automotive supply chain: where are we now? International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 32 (2) , pp. 79-95. 10.1108/09600030210421705

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Real world supply chains differ not only in their current standard of performance, but also in the most effective actions required to move each towards world class supply. A generic approach for the identification of the appropriate re-engineering programmes based on the uncertainty circle principle is presented. A total of 20 European automotive supply chains have been analysed via a “quick scan” audit procedure. The output is a clear portrayal of the present “health status” of those supply chains. Some 10 per cent of these are performing at the present day level of “best practice”, with a further 20 per cent within sight of this goal. Specific re-engineering requirements are identified for the remaining 70 per cent dependent on present maturity levels.

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 > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: BPR; Motor industry; Supply-chain management
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0960-0035
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 April 2016
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 13:47

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