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The misalignment cycle: Is the management of your supply chain aligned?

Lundin, Johan LU and Norrman, Andreas LU (2010) In International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 40(4). p.277-297
Abstract
Purpose of this paper

The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for describing and analyzing misalignments in supply chain management related to changes in supply chain structures, processes, and management components.



Design/methodology/approach

Based on the systems approach, a single-case study including several embedded cases from the same supply chain was deployed. This was done according to the abductive research approach, which is favourable when extending existing and developing new theory. Data were collected through observations, interviews and workshops, and later analyzed through pattern matching. The case studied was the Swedish cash supply chain, which was appropriate since it has... (More)
Purpose of this paper

The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for describing and analyzing misalignments in supply chain management related to changes in supply chain structures, processes, and management components.



Design/methodology/approach

Based on the systems approach, a single-case study including several embedded cases from the same supply chain was deployed. This was done according to the abductive research approach, which is favourable when extending existing and developing new theory. Data were collected through observations, interviews and workshops, and later analyzed through pattern matching. The case studied was the Swedish cash supply chain, which was appropriate since it has gone through several changes in its supply chain structure and management.



Findings and original value of paper

A framework to describe and analyze misalignments in the supply chain was developed. The framework consists of three steps: 1. Identify changes in the supply chain, 2. Identify misalignments, and 3. Identify symptoms. For each step, a specific and more detailed framework was developed in order to facilitate the identification processes. Using the framework a researcher or practitioner acquires a structured approach to mapping the management of a supply chain so that its current misalignments can be identified. (Less)
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Misalignment, Cash Supply Chain, Supply Chain Design, Incentive Alignment, Supply Chain Management Elements
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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
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40
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277 - 297
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for describing and analyzing misalignments in supply chain management related to changes in supply chain structures, processes, and management components.<br/><br>
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Design/methodology/approach<br/><br>
Based on the systems approach, a single-case study including several embedded cases from the same supply chain was deployed. This was done according to the abductive research approach, which is favourable when extending existing and developing new theory. Data were collected through observations, interviews and workshops, and later analyzed through pattern matching. The case studied was the Swedish cash supply chain, which was appropriate since it has gone through several changes in its supply chain structure and management. <br/><br>
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A framework to describe and analyze misalignments in the supply chain was developed. The framework consists of three steps: 1. Identify changes in the supply chain, 2. Identify misalignments, and 3. Identify symptoms. For each step, a specific and more detailed framework was developed in order to facilitate the identification processes. Using the framework a researcher or practitioner acquires a structured approach to mapping the management of a supply chain so that its current misalignments can be identified.},
  author       = {Lundin, Johan and Norrman, Andreas},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {277--297},
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  title        = {The misalignment cycle: Is the management of your supply chain aligned?},
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  year         = {2010},
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