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dc.contributor.authorChilderhouse, Paul
dc.contributor.authorDisney, Stephen M.
dc.contributor.authorTowill, Denis R.
dc.identifier.citationChilderhouse, P., Disney, S. M. & Towill, D. R. (2009). The effects of schedule volatility on supply chain performance. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 12(4), 313-328.en
dc.description.abstractSchedule volatility is an unfortunate fact of life facing most suppliers of both products and services. In this paper, we are concerned with establishing the magnitude of the problem faced and the resultant effects on supply chain performance. Empirical data collected from 59 value streams are statistically analysed to investigate the negative effects of volatile customer schedules on performance. The evidence has been acquired predominantly via the rigorous site-based Quick Scan Audit Methodology. For each value stream, the forecast error is evaluated, which confirms the excessive volatility of the orders placed by many customers. A comparison between the automotive and non-automotive supply chains is conducted to assess the generic nature of the resultant relationships. We have concluded that volatility is a universal problem not confined to particular industries. Hence it strengthens the viewpoint that solutions initially proposed for the automotive sector may well find successful application elsewhere.en
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Ltden_NZ
dc.subjectsupply chain managementen
dc.subjectschedule volatilityen
dc.subjectautomotive vs. non-automotiveen
dc.subjectperformance evaluationen
dc.titleThe effects of schedule volatility on supply chain performanceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applicationsen_NZ

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