Title: Developing a maturity model for Supply Chain Management

Authors: M. Lahti, A.H.M. Shamsuzzoha, P. Helo

Addresses: Logistics Research Group, Department of Production, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland. ' Logistics Research Group, Department of Production, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland. ' Logistics Research Group, Department of Production, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland

Abstract: The performance of a supply network decides the company|s success and it is therefore, critical to develop a mature supply chain approach for the visibility of supply and demand collaboration. The aim of this research is to develop a Supply Chain Management (SCM) maturity model, which behaves as a maturity assessment tool that could meet the needs of companies| maturity level. The empirical part of the study introduces few impressive previously made supply chain maturity models, which also form a base for developing this model. Conceptual, analytical and decision methodological approaches were used as a research method.

Keywords: SCM; supply chain management; maturity models; logistics evaluation; competitiveness; management control; stakeholders; planning strategy; maturity assessment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2009.024796

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2009 Vol.5 No.6, pp.654 - 678

Published online: 01 May 2009 *

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