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Systems Thinking in Supply Chain Measurements

Holmberg, Stefan LU (2000) In International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 30(10). p.847-868
Abstract
Both practitioners and research scientists have noted a number of problems regarding measurement activities during the past decade. The problems reported suggest that measurement activities are fragmented both within and across organizations. This article expands on a systems perspective on supply chain measurements and describes how problems can be communicated, understood and managed by developing methods and tools for describing interrelationships within supply chains. Empirical evidence from a case study of a Swedish home furnishing business supply chain provides data suggesting that firms within a supply chain cannot simply be categorized as either having adopted systems thinking or not. Rather, both structured models indicating a... (More)
Both practitioners and research scientists have noted a number of problems regarding measurement activities during the past decade. The problems reported suggest that measurement activities are fragmented both within and across organizations. This article expands on a systems perspective on supply chain measurements and describes how problems can be communicated, understood and managed by developing methods and tools for describing interrelationships within supply chains. Empirical evidence from a case study of a Swedish home furnishing business supply chain provides data suggesting that firms within a supply chain cannot simply be categorized as either having adopted systems thinking or not. Rather, both structured models indicating a high degree of systems thinking, and problems showing fragmentation, are present. A performance model, which is used to reflect the systemic structure of an underlying supply chain and a potential integrator, is introduced and suggested as the focus of future research initiatives within supply chain measurements. (Less)
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Performance measurement, Systems integration, Supply chain, Measurement
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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
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30
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10
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847 - 868
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  author       = {Holmberg, Stefan},
  issn         = {0960-0035},
  keyword      = {Performance measurement,Systems integration,Supply chain,Measurement},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {847--868},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management},
  title        = {Systems Thinking in Supply Chain Measurements},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09600030010351246},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2000},
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