Faculty Publications

Title

A conceptual model of supply chain flexibility

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Flexibility, Supply chain management

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Industrial Management and Data Systems

Volume

103

Issue

5-6

First Page

446

Last Page

456

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated conceptual model of supply chain flexibility. It examines flexibility classification schemes and the commonalities of flexibility typologies published in the literature to create a theoretical foundation for analyzing the components of supply chain flexibility. Even though there has been a tremendous amount of research on the topic of flexibility, most of it has been confined to intra-flrm flexibility concerns, As supply chain management goes beyond a firm's boundaries, the flexibility strategies must also extend beyond the firm. This paper identifies the cross-enterprise nature of supply chain flexibility and the need to Improve flexibility measures across firms. Opportunities are identified for future cross-functional research that builds on this theoretical foundation and leads to more effective formulation of supply chain strategies.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2003

DOI of published version

10.1108/02635570310480015

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