Logistics Research

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 5–13 | Cite as

Supply chain management and hypercompetition

  • Herbert Kotzab
  • David B. Grant
  • Christoph Teller
  • Arni Halldorsson
Original Paper


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Kotzab
    • 1
  • David B. Grant
    • 2
  • Christoph Teller
    • 3
  • Arni Halldorsson
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Operations ManagementCopenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark
  2. 2.Logistics InstituteUniversity of HullHullUK
  3. 3.Institute for Retail StudiesUniversity of StirlingStirlingUK
  4. 4.School of ManagementUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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