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A framework for developing flexibility in engineer-to-order supply chains

Gosling, Jonathan ORCID: and Naim, Mohamed Mohamed ORCID: 2010. A framework for developing flexibility in engineer-to-order supply chains. Presented at: 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010), Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, 4-7 July 2010. Published in: Pawar, K. S. and Lalwani, C. S. eds. 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010): Configuring Next Generation Supply Chains. Nottingham: Nottingham University Business School, pp. 505-512.

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The engineer-to-order (ETO) supply chain structure has the highest levels of customisation across all activities when compared with other types of supply chain, and each product is designed for the needs of a specific customer, resulting in high levels of uncertainty. Most of the published research in operations and supply chain management has neglected the needs of the ETO sector and, while numerous studies suggest that a philosophy of ‘one size fits all’ strategy to supply chain management is not appropriate, there are very few guidelines for the specific strategies that are suitable for the ETO supply chain. The aim of this paper is to develop and test a framework for organisations to develop the appropriate flexibilities for the uncertainties in ETO supply chains.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Nottingham University Business School
ISBN: 9780853582670
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