For over a decade, there has been an increasing interest in the use of supply chain methods to improve performance across the entire business enterprise. Numerous industries have recognized the importance of efficient supply chain integration, and, as a result, supply chain management has become a standard part of business practice. Simultaneously, research interest in supply chain management has been growing at an increasing rate. witnessed an explosive growth of research. These new research developments have found their way into practice, resulting in experiments using these developments. This implementation and experimentation has naturally lead to new ideas, hence the practice-research-practice-research cycle continues.In the 1996 redesign of the Taurus, Lear designed the seat assemblies while Johnson Controls designed the rack on which the assembly rides. ... If Ford had focused more on the need for flexibility and treated Lear more like a partner, these problems could have been avoided. ... alliance with Canon because Canon is one of a very few suppliers that can produce high quality engines for laser printers.
|Title||:||The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge|
|Author||:||Terry P. Harrison, Hau L. Lee, John J. Neale|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-01-04|