Title: A conceptual framework for lateral collaboration in semiconductor industry supply networks

Authors: Bikram K. Bahinipati; S.G. Deshmukh

Addresses: Quantitative Methods and Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kozhikode – 673 570, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi – 110 016, India

Abstract: This paper examines the reasons why enterprises in semiconductor industry supply networks should collaborate, and identifies the key activities of managing horizontal and vertical collaboration simultaneously from the perspective of procurement. A framework for e-market supported lateral collaboration is proposed for the enterprise development by considering the impact of external uncertainty, e-market support, corporate strategy and core competency. Collaborative procurement, from the perspective of information and resource sharing, can be used by these enterprises to develop appropriate settings of the critical attributes considered for better overall performance in the joint ventures and alliances.

Keywords: enterprise development; semiconductor industry; semiconductor supply chains; SSC; lateral collaboration; information sharing; resource sharing; supply chain management; SCM; supply chain collaboration; collaborative procurement; joint ventures; strategic alliances.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2012.047885

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2012 Vol.12 No.2, pp.132 - 157

Published online: 13 Jul 2012 *

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