Managing supply chain at high technology companies

Al-Hakim, Latif and Singh, Soin (2009) Managing supply chain at high technology companies. In: COINFO 2009: Managing Virtual Organisations and Information in the Era of Globalisation, 21-23 Nov 2009, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

There is an expectation that high technology companies use unique and leading edge technology to gain competitive advantage by investing heavily in supply chain management. This research uses multiple case study methodology to determine factors affecting the supply chain management at high technology companies. The research compares the supply chain performance of these high technology companies against the supply chain of benchmark (or commodity-type) companies at both strategic at tactical levels. In addition, the research also looks at supply chain practices within the high technology companies.
The results indicate that at the strategic level the high technology companies and benchmark companies have a similar approach to supply chain management. However at the tactical, or critical, supply chain factor level, the analysis suggests that the high technology companies do have a different approach to supply chain management. The analysis also found differences in supply chain practices within the high technology companies; in this case the analysis shows that high technology companies with more advanced supply chain practices are more successful


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing (1 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2010)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing (1 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2010)
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 06:39
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 20:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical success factors; high technology; supply chain management
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/COINFO.2009.83
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6536

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