Supply Chain Integration


The concept reviews integration and cooperation in supply chains and discusses the professional tools, business evidence and critical success factors of this process.

Technique Overview

Supply Chain Integration Definition

Integration of supply chains helps to elevate the "linkages within each component of the chain" and facilitate "better decision making to get all the pieces of the chain to interact in a more efficient way" (Putzger, 1998: 55).

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  • Akkermans, H., Bogerd, P. and Vos, B. (1999) Virtuous and Vicious Cycles on the Road Towards International Supply Chain Management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 19(5/6), pp. 565-581.
  • Awad, H. and Nassar, M. (2010). Supply Chain Integration: Definition and Challenges. Proceedings of the Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, 17-19 March, Hong Kong.
  • Chan, F. and Qi, H.J. (2003) An Innovative Performance Measurement Method for Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 8(3), pp. 209-223.
  • Coleman, P. and Austrian, B. (2000) E-Logistics: The Back Office of the New Economy. Bank of America Securities Equity Research. [online] Available at www.bofasecurities.com/featuredresearch/content/research.asp [Accessed 17 October 2011].

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