International Supply Chain Case Study

PHAM, Song Hanh, DARABI, Fariba and WILMOT, Natalie (2016). International Supply Chain Case Study. In: CHRISTIANSEN, Bryan, (ed.) Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management. Hershey PA. USA, IGI Global, 205-226.

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The chapter aims to explore how some successful global firms organize and manage their supply chain activities at a global level. Three interlink areas of international supply chains including global production, global sourcing, and global distribution within three separate case-studies; Samsung's global production, UK Airbus's global sourcing, and Tesco's global distribution are examined in the chapter. The overall results highlight the importance of a holistic approach to international supply chain management. Findings from Samsung's smart phone production network and Tesco's global distribution suggest that firms are able to be successful when they exploit specific opportunities wherever they are located in the world. Whilst Samsung have been successful with keeping in-house production, Airbus are doing well with outsourcing. The Airbus case highlights the importance of risk management in global supply chains. All three cases demonstrate examples of benefits and challenges posed by knowledge sharing with partners in the supply chain.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > International Business, Economics, SMEs and Entrepreneurship
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Management
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Page Range: 205-226
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 10:43
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 17:45

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