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C.L. Kappagomtula
Professor, Malaysia

Integrated Supply Chains

Tons of books and articles appear on various aspects of global supply chains and their integration to achieve perfections in their 'efficiency' and 'responsiveness'. While these two pillars hold the key to Supply Chain's idealization, one sometimes wonders if the distance between the reality on the ground and board room meetings or class room theoretical discussions is not too big... When doing business by itself is a competitive practice, why should any businessman share his business dealings with other business entities in the same composite integrated chain?

A truly integrated supply chain is tailored in theory using the 3A's (Accuracy, Appropriateness, and Accessibility) to regulate and control 3 flows in that Supply Chain (Products, Financial Payments and Information). Any organization will only give the needed information to the other two contact points in the upward or downward chain if that meets its own business interest. If it gets integrated with the Value System, a concept advocated in global supply chains to achieve harmony, demand aggregation and risk pooling, the physical function of the 3A's remains only in theory, and not in practice. This is due to innate business competition with one another in the integrated chain.

Each primary chain controller, which happens to be the focal organization, will not like to divulge information to others, lest losing its business advantage. Thus in practice only Primary Value Chains can be realized in practice. And even that only when the focal organization is in control of the chain.
 

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More on Supply Chain and Quality Management:
Methods, Models and Theories
Discussion Topics
topic Why does Supply Chain Management have such a Low Profile?
topic Ethical Supply Chain Managemant
topic Implementing Supply Chain Management - Strategies
topic Core Elements of the Supply Chain?
topic What is Service Management?
topic What is Trade Finance?
topic Typical Enablers of Supply Chain Management
topic Operations Management versus SCM
topic Barriers of Supply Chain Management
topic Supply Chain Management versus Logistics
topic Influence of ICT on Supply Chain Trust Levels
topic Quality Philosophies & Approaches
topic The 5 or 7 Rights of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
topic Advantages and Disadvantages of Supply Chain Management
topic Types of Logistics Strategies? Classifications
topic How to Create a Logistics or Supply Chain Management Vision?
topic Darwin and Supply Chain Management
topic Five Metrics for Operations: QCDSM
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topic Importance of Supply Chain Management
topic Opportunities of Supply Chain Management
topic Supply Chain Mapping Methods and Software
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topic Organizational Network versus Supply Chain
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