Melnyk et al.2014

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Supply chain design: issues, challenges, frameworks
and solutions


Steven A. Melnyk , Ram Narasimhan & Hugo A. DeCampos



Department of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management,, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA. b

Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University, School of Business Administration,, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.
Published online: 18 Jun 2013.

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International Journal of Production Research, 2014
Vol. 52, No. 7, 1887–1896,

Supply chain design: issues, challenges, frameworks and solutions Steven A. Melnyka, Ram Narasimhana and Hugo A. DeCamposb*
Michigan State University, Department of Supply Chain Management, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA; bWayne State University, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, School of Business Administration, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

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(Received 7 March 2013; final version received 13 March 2013) Truly effective supply chain management is planned and purposive. A value-driven supply chain that is coupled to the strategic priorities of the firm is the result of deliberate management action and strategic corporate investments aimed to procure, develop and configure the appropriate resources, processes and metrics that define that firm’s supply chain. A framework of supply chain design is proposed that comprehends three key levels of factors critical in understanding supply chain design: influencers, design decisions and building blocks. Influencers are higher-level considerations such as the business and political environment, the business model employed, the firm’s desired outcomes and the supply chain life cycle. Design decisions include the social, behavioural and physical/structural design elements that...

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