Editorial: Integrating the global supply chain
Banomyong, R. & Childerhouse, P. (2010). Editorial: Integrating the global supply chain. International Journal of Production Economics, 128(1), 1-2.
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The integration of the supply chain is an important research area as supply chain integration has been posited by many authors to be akin to supply chain excellence ([Christopher, 1998] and [New, 1996]). Indeed, in the current climate of global competition, integration on a global scale is regarded as a prerequisite for enabling winning performance ([Lee, 2000] and [Margetta, 1998]). Past studies have mainly focused on power position in the supply chain (Cox, 2001); purchasing integration (Narasimhan and Das, 2001); impacts of simplified material flow (Childerhouse and Towill, 2003); barriers to implementation (Pagell, 2004); and shared resources (van Donk and van der Vaart, 2005).
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