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Title

Using V-A-T analysis as a framework for supply chain management: A case study

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Supply chain management, Theory of constraints, V.A.T. structures

Journal/Book/Conference Title

European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences

Issue

17

First Page

69

Last Page

80

Abstract

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

3-1-2009

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