Title

An Empirical Investigation of Supply Chain Strategy Typologies and Relationships to Performance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-15-2008

Publication Title

International Journal of Production Research

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Volume

46

Issue

18

First page number:

5231

Last page number:

5259

Abstract

We propose a typology of supply chain management strategies based on data from a large sample of US firms. The resulting typologies and their relationships with firm performance are tested. The result of set correlation analysis on the data revealed six distinct supply chain management typologies, and showed significant statistical relationships with performance. Additional analysis revealed that two of the typologies describe the ideas of velocity, variability, and visibility of supply chains. The paper also discusses the relationship between product life cycle and the supply chain management initiatives that comprise the strategy typologies.

Keywords

Empirical research methods; Factor analysis; Globalization; International business enterprises; Operations strategy; Set correlation analysis; Supply chain management

Disciplines

Business | International Business | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/00207540600847137

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