A Comparison of Supply Integration and End-to-End Communication Theory and Practice - An Australian Perspective

Citation data:

SSRN Electronic Journal, Page: 1-14

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/336
SSRN Id:
2174202
DOI:
10.2139/ssrn.2174202
Author(s):
Fadi Kotob; Lee E. J. Styger
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
perspective; practice; theory; australian; communication; integration; end; comparison; supply; Business; end-to-end communication; supply chain integration; supply chain management; supply integration
article description
The concept of supply chain integration and end-to-end communication are well established in supply chain theory. Typically, because of the depth of publications, an axiom has developed that all supply networks are fully integrated and have end-toend communication protocols. Recent research into Australian supply networks has highlighted a somewhat different scenario, where many networks are fragmented and lack the connectivity that would be expected. This paper offers a comparison of theoretical supply chain management and the actual practices found in Australian businesses. As a result of this grass root research, a scenario is offered that suggest there is a significant gap between the theory and practice of supply integration and communication that in turn, generate risk in these supply networks.