Title: Review of agile supply chain implementation frameworks

Authors: Siddhartha; Amit Sachan

Addresses: PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd., 252, Veer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai – 400028, Maharashtra, India ' Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, Audrey House Campus, Suchna Bhavan, 5th Floor, Meur's Road, Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834 008, India

Abstract: The paper aims to identify major models and frameworks to implement agile supply chain (ASC), organises them in a structure so as to spot opportunities for future research, and provides industry practitioners a bird's eye view on how to bring agility in their supply chain. Published literature on this research was selected by searching database 'Business Source Complete' and 'ProQuest'. Among 430 articles, 44 were chosen for further analysis on the basis of evaluation on two broad criteria and then again rated on nine parameters to spot the gaps in current research. The paper suggests focusing on implementation layout, locates opportunities in the area of logistics and pricing, and recommends that more frameworks should target dyad level of impact. This paper reviews a sample of state of the art and classic research, spots gaps in the current work and provides clear guidelines for future research.

Keywords: agile supply chains; ASC; implementation frameworks; agile tools; responsive supply chains; supply chain frameworks; modelling; supply chain agility; logistics; pricing; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPSCM.2016.075999

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 2016 Vol.8 No.1, pp.27 - 45

Received: 21 Sep 2013
Accepted: 07 Sep 2014

Published online: 21 Apr 2016 *

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