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How should you stabilise your supply chains?

Hill, A., Doran, D., Stratton, R. (2012) How should you stabilise your supply chains? International Journal of Production Economics, 135 (2). pp. 870-881. ISSN 0925-5273 (ISSN). (doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.10.027) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63412)

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https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.10.027

Abstract

This case based research paper examines the stabilisation strategies used within seven supply chains and presents a framework to help practitioners stabilise their chains. The findings show that organisations should first select a cushioning strategy and then reduce demand uncertainty to lower the level of cushion held. However, they need to recognise that other organisations within the supply chain are making similar decisions and the whole supply chain needs to be stabilised. Despite this, businesses seem to only share information about their demand uncertainty-reducing mechanisms and not their cushioning strategies. This means that companies often make decisions in isolation of each other, which can then destabilise the chain. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.10.027
Uncontrolled keywords: Case based; Cushioning strategy; Demand uncertainty; Operations strategies; Research papers; Stabilising strategy, Industrial economics; Industrial engineering, Supply chains
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Desmond Doran
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 14:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63412 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Doran, D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6444-8758
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