Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2007 Vol.2, No.1

 

 

Title: An approach to measure supply chain agility

 

Author: Mohd Nishat Faisal, D.K. Banwet, Ravi Shankar

 

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Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India.
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India.
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

 

Abstract: The transformation of a supply chain into a truly agile entity requires an understanding of various attributes related to agility and their relative interdependencies. This paper aims to quantify supply chain agility on the bases of agility attributes and sub-attributes. Using the graph theoretic approach, interdependencies at system and sub-system levels were visualised along with their contribution to the overall supply chain agility. The proposed model was evaluated for two supply chains from the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector. The framework developed in this paper can help in quantifying and analysing the dynamics between different variables and sub-variables of an agile supply chain. Future research can improve upon the suggested method by using data from other supply chains.

 

Keywords: supply chain agility; agility index; graph theoretic approach; agile supply chains; supply chain management; SCM; SMEs; small to medium-sized enterprises.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2007.011438

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2007 Vol.2, No.1, pp.79 - 98

 

Available online: 30 Nov 2006

 

 

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