Where Tesco Went Wrong With Its Suppliers
February 7, 2015
The UK Federation of Small Businesses has backed the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s probe into Tesco Plc’s relationship with its suppliers.
The Sourcing Hub and Upstream Supplier Networks
February 4, 2015
In this paper, we explore the concept of the sourcing hub as a value-enabling mechanism in the upstream raw material supply chain by exploring when (i.e. under what market and economic conditions) a firms's active management of relationships with direct suppliers and raw material suppliers can result in a more eefficient supply chain.
‘Organizational Forgetting’ Erodes Quality Gains in Supply Chains
January 23, 2015
The depreciation of organizational knowledge can mute the effects of a company's quality performance initiatives, says research co-authored by Anupam Agrawal, a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois.
Does Organizational Forgetting Affect Vendor Quality Performance? An Empirical Investigation
January 22, 2015
With increased outsourcing of manufacturing activities, many firms have implemented programs to ensure quality in their supply chains, yet despite these efforts, quality issues persist in supply chains.
‘Sourcing Hub’ Could Help Create a More Efficient Supply Chain
January 16, 2014
Firms can manage their sourcing better by developing relationships not only with their suppliers but also with their suppliers' suppliers, according to two papers co-written by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management.
Managing Value in Supply Chain - Case Studies on the Sourcing Hub Concept
January 15, 2014
A firm’s raw material sourcing knowledge can be a strategic resource, and therefore we explore how firms can capture and use this knowledge. We examine the sourcing experiences of four firms in four different countries in the automotive industry and identify the raw material sourcing knowledge‐related parameters with appropriate theoretical explanations.