Original Paper

Logistics Research

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 5-13

First online:

Supply chain management and hypercompetition

  • Herbert KotzabAffiliated withDepartment of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School Email author 
  • , David B. GrantAffiliated withLogistics Institute, University of Hull
  • , Christoph TellerAffiliated withInstitute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling
  • , Arni HalldorssonAffiliated withSchool of Management, University of Southampton

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Firms nowadays face significant challenges in their operating environments, which have been characterised in two different ways. From a strategic management perspective these environments are in a state of hypercompetition while from a logistics or supply chain perspective these environments require market responsiveness predicated upon agile supply chains. However, firms must also rely on many inter-organisational relationships to ensure efficient and effective movements within their supply chains. This paper discusses the relationships among these concepts and proposes a research framework combining aspects of the hypercompetition and responsiveness and agility viewpoints.


Supply chain management Hypercompetition Network model Logistics strategy