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The Relationship Between Supply Chain Management and Keiretsu

The Relationship Between Supply Chain Management and Keiretsu The Supply Chain Management (SCM) concept has received much attention as a method for achieving improved customer service, better inventory management, and better overall channel management. Keiretsu, a type of Japanese business network shares many of the goals of SCM, yet is implemented much differently. This paper explores the similarities and differences between SCM and Keiretsu approaches. It also discusses broad changes that are required to make SCM a more viable competitive alternative among western firms. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

The Relationship Between Supply Chain Management and Keiretsu

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-4093
DOI
10.1108/09574099310804911
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Abstract

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) concept has received much attention as a method for achieving improved customer service, better inventory management, and better overall channel management. Keiretsu, a type of Japanese business network shares many of the goals of SCM, yet is implemented much differently. This paper explores the similarities and differences between SCM and Keiretsu approaches. It also discusses broad changes that are required to make SCM a more viable competitive alternative among western firms.

Journal

The International Journal of Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

Keywords: Supply chain management; Keiretsu; Cooperative marketing; Companies; Conglomerates

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