Collaborative Supply Chain: A Conceptual Model for Operationalization

Angela Marqui, Karina Moura, Rosane Chicarelli Alcantara

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The aim of this study was to develop a conceptual model for establishing cooperation, co-ordination and collaboration in supply chains. The literature review revealed (i) nine characteristics that the relationship among companies developing collaboration in the supply chain should embody; and (ii) ten behaviours that companies developing collaboration in the supply chain should adopt. The characteristics and behaviours were employed in order to design a conceptual model, which is developed as a ladder of three major steps. The first step consists of characteristics and behaviours required for a cooperative relationship. The second step comprises the requirements for co-ordination. The third and final step displays the characteristics and behaviours enablers of collaborative practices in supply chains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-214
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Decision Making
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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