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Research in the Decision Sciences for Innovations in Global Supply Chain Networks: Best Papers from the 2014 Annual Conference

Book Description

The papers in this volume introduce powerful new innovations in global supply chain networks. The best papers from the 2014 annual conference of the European regional subdivision of the Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI), they analyze the latest global trends associated with:

  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility

  • Applications in modeling and decision techniques

  • Social network analysis for better decision-making

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Relationship management

  • ERP/Enterprise Business Intelligence

  • Globalized manufacturing

  • Performance and revenue management

  • Risk management

  • Business innovation management

  • Supply chain operations management, and more

  • The papers collected here will be valuable to wide audiences of faculty, researchers, and students in diverse programs covering supply chain and/or operations management, and for others interested in the frontiers of decision science.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Dedication Page
    5. Contents
    6. Foreword
    7. About EDSI
    8. About the Editors
    9. Introduction: Exploring Innovations in Global Supply Chain Networks
      1. The Conference
        1. Doctoral Symposium
        2. Keynote Speakers
        3. Company Visit at Siemens Wind Power
      2. The Papers in This Book
        1. Supply Chain Strategy
        2. Global Distribution of Production and Sourcing
        3. Supply Chain Integration
        4. Sustainability
      3. Acknowledgements
    10. Part 1: Supply Chain Strategy
      1. 1. Supply Chain Innovation: Lessons from Humanitarian Supply Chains
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. The Context of Humanitarian Supply Chains
        4. Supply Chain Innovation (SCI)
        5. Research Methods
        6. Cash Transfer Programs as Innovation in Humanitarian Supply Chains
        7. The Case of Palestine
        8. Discussion
        9. Conclusions and Managerial Implications
        10. Acknowledgements
        11. References
      2. 2. Global Supply Chain Capabilities: A Framework Proposal
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Global Supply Chain Capabilities
        4. Capabilities to Go Global in a Supply Chain
          1. Capabilities to Produce
          2. Capabilities to Innovate
          3. Capabilities to Interact
        5. Supply Chain Processes as Key Capabilities
        6. Supply Chain Processes
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
      3. 3. An Empirical Study of Volume and Storage Flexibility in a Global Supply Chain
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
          1. Volume Flexibility
          2. Storage Flexibility
          3. Demand Uncertainty
        4. Research Methodology
          1. The Supply Chain Model
          2. Data
          3. Performance Measures Used in This Study
          4. Experimental Factors
        5. Results
          1. The Effect of Volume Flexibility
          2. The Interaction of Volume Flexibility and Demand Uncertainty
          3. The Effect of Storage Flexibility
          4. The Interaction of Storage and Volume Flexibility
        6. Conclusion
        7. References
      4. 4. When More Is Not Better: Complementarities, Costs, and Contingencies in Stakeholder Management
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Complementarities, Costs, and Contingencies
          1. Stakeholder Complementarities
          2. Stakeholder Costs
          3. Stakeholder Contingencies
          4. Industry Differentiation
          5. Firm Innovation
          6. National/Legal System
        4. Research Methods
          1. Set-Theoretic Methods: Formalizing the Hypotheses through Boolean Algebra
          2. Data and Measurements
        5. Results
        6. Concluding Discussion
        7. References
      5. 5. Changing Strategies in Global Wind Energy Shipping, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
        1. Abstract
        2. The Emerging Global Market of Wind Energy
        3. Comparative Case Studies Basis: Global Interviews and Site Visits
        4. The Wind Market Compared to Other Industries
        5. The Global Wind Energy Market
        6. Shipping, Logistics, and SCM as a Supporting Industry to the Wind Market
        7. Supply Chain Models Onshore
        8. Supply Chain Models for Offshore Wind in Europe
        9. Offshore Wind Supply Chains in China Contrasted to Europe
        10. High-Level Perspectives on the Offshore Wind Supply Chains of South Korea
        11. Emerging Patterns of Winning Strategies and Business Models
        12. Continued Research and Invitation for Other Researchers
        13. Acknowledgments
        14. References
    11. Part 2: Global Distribution of Production and Sourcing
      1. 6. Manufacturing Back- and Near-Reshoring: A Comparison of European and North American Evidence
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Background and Empirical Evidences from the Literature
        4. Review of Policies and Initiatives Aimed to Support Back-Reshoring
        5. The Uni-CLUB MoRe Database
        6. Findings from the Uni-CLUB MoRe Database
        7. Discussion
        8. Conclusions and Limitations
        9. Acknowledgments
        10. References
      2. 7. Getting the Most from Offshoring: Home Base Capability Upgrading and Erosion
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Background
          1. Global Operations Networks and Offshoring
          2. Functional Interdependence
          3. Implications for Capabilities
        4. Methodology and Data
        5. Data from Workshops and Case Studies
        6. Discussion and Implications
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
      3. 8. The Nature of the Relationship Between Continuous Improvement Techniques and Business Performance in the Portuguese Manufacturing Environment
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Background
        4. Methodology, Research Instrument, and Sample
          1. Methodology
          2. Research Instrument and Sample
        5. Results
          1. Measurement Model
          2. Structural Model
        6. Conclusions and Implications
        7. References
      4. 9. Sourcing Innovation: A Systematic Literature Review
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Methodology
        4. Findings
          1. Sourcing
          2. Innovation
          3. Sourcing Innovation
        5. Why Sourcing Innovation Is Relevant
        6. First-Order Factors
          1. Strategic Level of Sourcing
          2. Firm Innovativeness
          3. Supplier Innovativeness
          4. Early Supplier Involvement
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
        9. Appendix I—Distribution of Articles per Journal
        10. Appendix II—Spread of Articles across Years
      5. 10. How to Design an Appropriate Supply Network Structure to Reduce the Cost of Energy in the Danish Offshore Wind Power Industry
        1. Abstract
        2. The Offshore Wind Energy Sector
        3. The Design Concepts of the Supply Network Structure
          1. Classification
          2. Typology
          3. Taxonomy
        4. Method
        5. Supply Network Classifications, Typologies, and Taxonomies
          1. Market Related Phenomena
          2. Product Related Phenomena
          3. Production Related Phenomena
          4. Relational Related Phenomena
        6. Typologies within Supply Network Literature
        7. Taxonomies
        8. Classifying and Analyzing Offshore Wind Power Supply Networks
        9. Conclusion
        10. References
    12. Part 3: Supply Chain Integration
      1. 11. Supply Chain Integration in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Projects: An Explorative Study in the Offshore Wind Power Industry
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Background
          1. EPC Projects
          2. Supply Chain Integration
        4. Offshore Wind Industry as a Unit of Study
        5. Research Design
        6. Findings
          1. Information Sharing
          2. Collaboration
          3. Demand Management
          4. Capacity Planning
          5. Inventory Management
        7. Discussion
          1. Information Sharing
          2. Collaboration
          3. Demand, Capacity, and Inventory Management
        8. Conclusions
        9. References
      2. 12. Integrating Domains in Supply Chains: Development of Requirements for Interdisciplinary Decision Support Based on an Integrative Framework of Production, Logistics, and Traffic
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Framework
        4. Methodology
        5. Description and Analysis of the Integrative Framework of Production, Logistics, and Traffic
        6. Types of Interrelations in the Integrative Framework of Production, Logistics, and Traffic
        7. Final Results: How to Support Interdisciplinary Decision Making
        8. Conclusion
        9. Acknowledgements
        10. References
      3. 13. China’s E-commerce: Winning Factors and E-loyalty
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
        4. Theoretical Background and Conceptual Model
        5. Hypothesis Development
        6. Methodology
        7. Concluding Remarks
        8. References
    13. Part 4: Sustainability
      1. 14. Anthropocene Age Wicked Challenges: Yin, Yang, and Sustainable Enterprise Excellence
        1. Abstract
        2. Wicked Challenges in the Anthropocene Age
        3. Innovation as an Anthropocene Yang
        4. SEER2: Waging Warfare with Wicked Challenges
        5. Assessment of SEER2 Performance and Impact
        6. Supply Chain Status in the Anthropocene Age: Why It Is Important to SEER2
        7. A Neo-Technical Age, Not a Neolithic One: Analytics and Intelligence
        8. Conclusion
        9. References
      2. 15. Sustainability MCDM Model Comparisons
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Multicriteria Methods and Sustainability
          1. Nondominated Identification
          2. Cardinal Weighting Models
          3. PROMETHEE
          4. TOPSIS
          5. TODIM
        4. Illustrative Example
          1. Equal Weights
          2. Tchebychev Weights
          3. Simulation of Weights
          4. Ordinal Weights
          5. Cardinal Weights
          6. PROMETHEE
          7. TOPSIS
          8. TODIM
          9. Ranking
          10. Selection
        5. Discussion
        6. Conclusions
        7. References
    14. Index