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Discusses the types of terms and conditions that typically accompany purchasing contracts resulting from online reverse auctions for industrial components. Identifies the terms and conditions that perpetuate traditional batch-and-queue production practices. Concludes that buyers must construct...
As just-in-time delivery has become increasingly commonplace and customer demands continue to tighten, the importance of fast, reliable delivery performance cannot be overstated. This is particularly true for organisations competing internationally, where the complexity of the supply chain must...
Canada, together with other developed countries, faces an increasingly sophisticated consumer in an increasingly differentiated and competitive marketplace. Over the last two decades, the Canadian beef industry has suffered from a decline in per capita beef consumption. One of the contributing...
Drawing on an in-depth case study of the Volvo automobile company's strategy in the early 1990s, before the Ford takeover in 1999, this paper demonstrates how policies designed to reduce inventory costs and slim the distribution pipeline can affect a business' network of suppliers and...
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