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dc.contributor.authorChilderhouse, Paul
dc.contributor.authorDeakins, Eric
dc.contributor.authorBöhme, Tillmann
dc.contributor.authorTowill, Denis R.
dc.contributor.authorDisney, Stephen M.
dc.contributor.authorBanomyong, Ruth
dc.identifier.citationChilderhouse, P., Deakins, E., Böhme, T., Towill, D.R., Disney, S.M. & Banomyong, R. (2011). Supply chain integration: an international comparison of maturity. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 23(4), 531-552.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the uptake of supply chain integration (SCI) principles internationally and the resultant integration maturity. Design/methodology/approach – A rigorous supply chain diagnostics methodology called the Quick Scan is used to assess the integration maturity of 72 value streams located in New Zealand, Thailand and the UK. Findings – The majority of the organisations studied are struggling to turn the SCI concept into reality. Supply chains on average are poorly integrated. However, there exist a handful of exemplar cases that provide guidance; levels of integration maturity appear not to differ internationally. Research limitations/implications – Only three nations are compared, hence the sample is not fully representative of all countries and industries. There is a significant gap between supply chain rhetoric and practice; clear guidance on how to enable effective integration is required. National settings do not appear to affect the extent of application of supply chain management concepts. Practical implications – SCI is a very difficult undertaking. Indifferent practice is the norm. If organisations can attain even the middle ground of internal integration they will outperform many of their competitors. Originality/value – The paper presents an international benchmark of SCI maturity involving three triangulated measures of supply chain performance.en_NZ
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_NZ
dc.subjectsupply chain integrationen_NZ
dc.subjectinternational comparisonsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen_NZ
dc.titleSupply chain integration: an international comparison of maturityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfAsia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logisticsen_NZ

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