A Taxonomy of Supply Chain Capability


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The practitioner-oriented research has proposed frameworks that suggest there are “strategic” groups of manufacturers that develop similar sets of supply chain capabilities. However, most of these proposed strategic groups have been based on case studies and have not been identified or tested using analytical methods. This research identifies strategic groups of manufacturers with similar supply chain capabilities using a data-based analytical approach. In addition, this research identifies the characteristics, the priorities and the performance levels of each strategic group. Our taxonomy of strategic supply chain capabilities provides a strong framework for discussion, research and pedagogy.


Applied Mathematics | Management Information Systems | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

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