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Using SSM to Improve Supply Chain Effectiveness

  • Ross Smith
  • David Mackay
  • Graeme Altmann
  • Gulender Gencoglu

Abstract

Supply chain partners are always striving to better coordinate their activities, to reduce inventories, and improve the responsiveness of the flow of goods and information. Techniques including quick response (QR), efficient consumer response (ECR) and just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing are often used to assist this process. While the mutual exchange of information is an essential component of success, information exchange by itself is insufficient to achieve maximum gains.

Keywords

Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Quick Response Workshop Participant Soft System Methodology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ross Smith
    • 1
  • David Mackay
    • 1
  • Graeme Altmann
    • 1
  • Gulender Gencoglu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Management Information Systems Faculty of Business and LawDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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