Using V-A-T analysis as a framework for supply chain management: A case study
Supply chain management, Theory of constraints, V.A.T. structures
European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences
Just-in-Time methods are used by managers taking a systems-wide view of production planning and control that stretches beyond organizational boundaries. The systems-wide view is often called Supply Chain Management when a producer looks beyond the manufacturing organization into the supplier base and also towards end customers. This view can extend through the entire logistics channel. Many researchers have commented on the need to manage the entire supply chain under JIT rather than focusing on a single channel member organization. However, there appears to be no coherent framework from which to examine a supply chain. Theory of Constraints provides a framework called V-AT analysis that could be used to provide a channel-wide framework. This article examines the use of V-A-T analysis in a supply chain via a case study, and proposes a research agenda for using TOC methods. © EuroJournals, Inc. 2009.
Original Publication Date
Spencer, Michael S. and Lockamy, Archie, "Using V-A-T analysis as a framework for supply chain management: A case study" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2280.