Addressing supply chain configuration practices: Evidence from italian best performer valve suppliers for the oil & gas industry

Guido J.L. Micheli*, Enrico Cagno, Filippo S.P.M. Manzi, Yasmine Sabri

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Abstract

This study addresses the challenge of achieving, as well as maintaining, a competitive position within the Oil & Gas EPC supply chain. The paper provides an overview of the adopted supply chain configuration practices as depicted from conducting interviews with 14 suppliers of engineered valves, who are listed as "Best Performers" by ANIMP (Associazione Nazionale di IMPiantistica industriale-Association collecting the Italian engineering, contracting and plant components suppliers), and assessed by principal EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contractors in Italy. Furthermore, the study posits a theoretical framework for the interconnected relationship between supply chain configuration practices, capabilities, and performance. The paper contributes to practice through expanding the knowledge base on supply chain configuration practices, in addition to offering practical and theoretical support for decision makers on the configuration and management of their supply chains. The findings of this rigorous case study will help practitioners in setting their supply chain benchmarks, so as to build future strategic models, and it sheds light on the various perspectives within the Oil & Gas EPC suppliers sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
Pages1771-1781
Number of pages11
Volume8-10 March 2016
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016
Event6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 Mar 201610 Mar 2016

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/03/1610/03/16

Keywords

  • Best performers
  • Engineered valves
  • EPC companies
  • Oil & gas
  • Supply chain configuration
  • Supply chain management
  • Supply chain practices

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    Micheli, G. J. L., Cagno, E., Manzi, F. S. P. M., & Sabri, Y. (2016). Addressing supply chain configuration practices: Evidence from italian best performer valve suppliers for the oil & gas industry. In 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016 (Vol. 8-10 March 2016, pp. 1771-1781)