A supply chain's structure describes the processes that control and co-ordinate the objectives and activities of independent organisational units that comprise the supply chain. This research explores supply chain structures based on case studies of Korean automobile, semiconductor and tyre manufacturing firms. The study found that the supply chain structures of the three product families are different from one another. Based on the case studies, we propose that supply chain structures can be classified as supply network dominated, conversion network dominated, or distribution network dominated. Factors that are likely to influence the supply chain structure are identified and discussed.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Management Information Systems
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Business and International Management
- Information Systems
- Computer Science Applications
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Management of Technology and Innovation