Modelling the relationship between local logistics management decisions and overall supply chain performance: A research agenda

James Stone*, Doug M. Love

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Supply chains are advocated widely as being the new units for commercial competition and developments have made the sharing of supply chain wide information increasingly common. Most organisations however still make operational decisions intended to maximise local organisational performance. With improved information sharing a holistic focus for operational decisions should now be possible. The development of a pan supply chain performance framework requires an examination of the conditions under which holistic-decisions provide benefits to either the individual enterprise or the complete supply chain. This paper presents the background and supporting methodology for a study of the impact of an overall supply chain performance metric framework upon local logistics decisions and the conditions under which such a framework would improve overall supply chain performance. The methodology concludes a simulation approach using a functionally extended Gensym's e-SCOR model, together with case based triangulation, to be optimum. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-252
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Business Performance Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2007



  • supply chain management
  • supply chain performance measurement
  • supply chain simulation

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