Title: An implementation decision framework for Supply Chain Management: a case study

Authors: V.M. Rao Tummala, Tobias Schoenherr

Addresses: CIS Department, Operations and Supply Chain Management, College of Business, Eastern Michigan University, 412 Owen Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA. ' Department of Supply Chain Management, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Business, Michigan State University, N370 North Business Complex, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Abstract: This paper is an extension and further validation of Tummala and Schoenherr (2008) who developed a Supply Chain Management (SCM) implementation decision framework based on best practices identified in past literature. This manuscript reports and analyses the results of a survey among supply chain managers of a large international manufacturing company, testing the framework. As such, this study provides insight into how relevant and important the identified enablers, SCM initiatives and the related operational plans are, and how they aid in the implementation of a comprehensive SCM approach within the company.

Keywords: SCM implementation; supply chain management; implementation decisions; case study; manufacturing industry; decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2011.038603

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2011 Vol.8 No.2, pp.198 - 213

Available online: 13 Feb 2011 *

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