Integrated SCM Concepts are Far from Reality
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
Theoretical and ground realities in integrated supply chain operations were projected by the author over a week ago. Do the conspicuous abstention in adding reactions and criticism by the 'pundits' of Supply Chain Operations reinforce the views put forth in the article?
While an excellent operational efficiency and responsiveness can be maintained at the Value Chain
level, the same is almost impossible at the Value System
level. The prime reason being, the value chain can be effectively controlled by the Focal Organizations but the same cannot be done, when it comes to multiple players involvement in value system process.
While the concepts may sound impressive for generating academic interest and for producing journal papers supported with an elaborate mathematical treatise, yet, in practice they are far from practical reality.