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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on experiences from BAT's major supply chain reconfiguration program; it details practices, lessons learnt and do's and do nots. There is little research that reports on how to manage major supply chain reconfiguration programs, despite the fact...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the characteristics and the performance of the Catalan pork supply chain, with the objective to assess whether this operates according to the parameters of a lean chain. Moreover there is a tentative lean supply chain model contribution....
Purpose – This paper aims to show how leagility can be applied in professional services, especially hospitals. Design/methodology/approach – The case study approach was used to consider the concept of leagility in professional services. Therefore, it studies a specialized hospital in Iran as...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of a study into aggregated procurement in digitally clustered organisations. It brings together key principles including business clustering, e‐procurement, aggregation and buyer‐seller relationships. The paper identifies...
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to propose a Six Sigma project to improve the replenishment process in the logistic center of Amway Taiwan Company. Design/methodology/approach – This study elucidates the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) methodology of Six Sigma,...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how a sourcing professional arrives at a decision to use an electronic reverse auction (eRA) to source a particular requirement by examining eRA appropriateness. Design/methodology/approach – Past eRA research findings are synthesized into a...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide insights and describe teleological approaches in the context of Supply Chain Management (SCM). Design/methodology/approach – A conceptual framework is outlined derived from complexity sciences to widen and enhance the exploration and...
Purpose – This paper aims to examine the current state of reverse supply chain management (RSCM) initiatives in several Turkish industries. Design/methodology/approach – This study is based on an exploratory research regarding RSCM activities of Turkish automotive, white goods,...
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