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Supply chains for FMCG and industrial products in Italy Practices and the advantages of postponement

Supply chains for FMCG and industrial products in Italy Practices and the advantages of postponement Analyses the supply chains of the FMCG and the durable goods in Italy and shows particular methods of management, points of considerable development (manufacturing postponement) and the general lack of scale economics. Postponement is a practice that is being increasingly diffused to meet better the need to manage the complexity of the growing variety of products in hand. The development of the postponement practice in Italy is determined by the specific characteristics of the industrial and distributive structure and of the suppliers of services. It may be seen that postponement is particularly suited to the Italian industrial structure if flexibly realised as it does not specifically require scale economics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0960-0035
DOI
10.1108/09600030010336180
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Abstract

Analyses the supply chains of the FMCG and the durable goods in Italy and shows particular methods of management, points of considerable development (manufacturing postponement) and the general lack of scale economics. Postponement is a practice that is being increasingly diffused to meet better the need to manage the complexity of the growing variety of products in hand. The development of the postponement practice in Italy is determined by the specific characteristics of the industrial and distributive structure and of the suppliers of services. It may be seen that postponement is particularly suited to the Italian industrial structure if flexibly realised as it does not specifically require scale economics.

Journal

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

Keywords: Logistics; Supply chain; Consumer goods; Italy

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