Title: Structuring the underlying relations among the enablers of supply chain collaboration

Authors: Kaustubh Joshi; Ravi Kant

Addresses: M.Tech Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat - 395007, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat – 395007, India

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present an approach to effective SC collaboration by understanding the dynamics between various supply chain collaboration enablers (SCCEs) that help to effective SC collaboration. The research presents a hierarchy-based model and the mutual relationships among the SCCEs using interpretive structural modelling. The research shows that there exists a group of enablers having a high driving power and low dependence requiring maximum attention and of strategic importance while another group consists of those variables which have high dependence and are the resultant actions. This classification provides a useful tool to SC managers to differentiate between independent and dependent variables and their mutual relationships which would help them to focus on those key variables that are most important for effective SC collaboration. The presentation of enablers in a hierarchy and the classification into driver and dependent categories is unique effort in the area of SC collaboration.

Keywords: interpretive structural modelling; ISM; supply chain management; SCM; supply chain collaboration; collaboration enablers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCENT.2012.052368

International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 2012 Vol.3 No.1, pp.38 - 59

Available online: 27 Feb 2013 *

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