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Drivers of supply chain collaboration among Finnish manufacturers

Yigitbasioglu, Ogan & Wisner , Joel D. (2005) Drivers of supply chain collaboration among Finnish manufacturers. The IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2(4), pp. 44-60.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on data exchange relationships and ways to improve collaboration in the supply chain. Initially, the paper examines the information needs and alternatives in supply chain management. In the second part, the paper identifies different sets of factors that are likely to influence information sharing with suppliers, from the manufacturers’ point of view. Results from a Finnish Manufacturing industry survey show that manufacturers provided substantial information on demand data, production schedules, and inventories to their suppliers. Respondents perceived delivery performance measured by the timeliness, accuracy, and defect rate of deliveries as the primary incentives for supplier collaboration. On the other hand, supplier image and the market in which the supplier operates were found to be less relevant in determining the intensity of collaboration.

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ID Code: 41957
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: supply chain, information sharing, Finnish Manufacturing industry
ISSN: 0972-9267
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 I C F A I University Press
Copyright Statement: This contribution is the original version of the paper published in IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2011 02:32

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