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Demand Satisfaction Communities: New Operational Relationships in the Information Age

Demand Satisfaction Communities: New Operational Relationships in the Information Age The recent emergence of new organizational forms, for which the term demand satisfaction communities (DSC) is proposed, raises the question as to whether supply chain management practices are about to become obsolete. By tracking the history of practices and comparing them with those required to support the newly emerging forms of organizational relationships, it is possible to conclude that we are indeed on the threshold of a major change. Supply chain managers need not be intimidated. They are as well placed as anyone to play significant roles in creating and managing the new communities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

Demand Satisfaction Communities: New Operational Relationships in the Information Age

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-4093
DOI
10.1108/09574090010806128
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Abstract

The recent emergence of new organizational forms, for which the term demand satisfaction communities (DSC) is proposed, raises the question as to whether supply chain management practices are about to become obsolete. By tracking the history of practices and comparing them with those required to support the newly emerging forms of organizational relationships, it is possible to conclude that we are indeed on the threshold of a major change. Supply chain managers need not be intimidated. They are as well placed as anyone to play significant roles in creating and managing the new communities.

Journal

The International Journal of Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 2000

Keywords: Organizational structure; Logistics; Integration; Innovation; Communications technology; Partnering; Supply‐chain management

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