Understanding inter‐organizational decision coordination

Yew Wong, C., Gunasekaran, A. and Acur, N. (2010) Understanding inter‐organizational decision coordination. Supply Chain Management, 15(4), pp. 332-343. (doi:10.1108/13598541011054698)

Yew Wong, C., Gunasekaran, A. and Acur, N. (2010) Understanding inter‐organizational decision coordination. Supply Chain Management, 15(4), pp. 332-343. (doi:10.1108/13598541011054698)

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Abstract

Purpose– This article develops a theoretical framework to investigate the interaction and coordination of decision‐making processes in a supply chain with multiple and inter‐dependent suppliers and customers. Design/methodology/approach– The paper presents three longitudinal case studies on the decision coordination processes between a European toy supplier and three retailers. Findings– The case studies found different mental models, decision‐making behaviours, coordination behaviours and ordering behaviours even though the toy supplier and the three retailers observed quite the same material flow behaviours. The study found explanations for these diverse behaviours by analysing the mental models and decision‐making behaviours of each involved party. Originality/value– The findings explain the conditions which lead to undesirable mental models and decision‐making behaviours which affect the coordination of decisions among supply chain members.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Acur Bakir, Professor Nuran
Authors: Yew Wong, C., Gunasekaran, A., and Acur, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Supply Chain Management
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1359-8546
ISSN (Online):1359-8546

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