Global Supply Chain Practices and Problems Facing Developing Countries: A Study in Tanzania

Author: Kabossa A.B. Msimangira, Clemence P. Tesha. Abstract: The objective of this study is to explore the global supply chain problems and risks facing the developing countries, with reference to the transport sector in Tanzania. Since the study is exploratory, we used a qualitative data collection method, using a case study research approach, which is appropriate to the exploratory and the interpretive research approach.

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Managing Spares Inventory Through Life Time Value Assessment

Author: Mohita Gangwar Sharma, Kashi N. Singh. Abstract: … By adopting a real options framework we develop a model that incorporates the demand uncertainty and the financial implications involved. The value derived in terms of asset utilization determines the viability of this investment. Thus, the concept of ‘Spares Life Time Value’ has been proposed based on an analogy from ‘Customer life time value’.

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Service Supply Chain Risk Management

Author: Jyri Vilko, Paavo Ritala. Abstract: … In this study, we utilize these attributes in the task of identifying the distinctive features and dynamics of service supply chains in a risk management context. The study provides an important, yet sparsely addressed, viewpoint of the supply chain risk management literature by illustrating the special characteristics of services in this context.

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Buyer-Supplier Collaboration in New Product Development Between Two Equally Powerful Firms: A Case Study of ABB and SKF

Author: Lisa Melander. Abstract: … Most studies on supplier involvement are of collaborations between a powerful buyer and a less powerful supplier, and taking the buying firm’s perspective. In contrast, this study focuses on a collaborative NPD project between two equally powerful firms, including both firms’ perspectives.

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