The Systems Approach to Analysing Supply Chains and Improving Their Performance

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Abstract

One critical weakness of traditional company-wide business improvement models,
which are often based on systems thinking, is that the focus is largely on a
company’s internal operations and business processes. As a result of the
increasingly complex global supply chains of which companies are part, improving
ones own business is no guarantee of success in today’s business environment. This paper describes an extension of traditional systems approaches beyond the
operations of an individual company to the complete supply chain. The result is the
systems approach to analysing supply chains and improving their performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Purchasing for the New Millenium, Proceedings of the 8th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference
Pages739-744
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventPerspectives on Purchasing for the New Millenium, Proceedings of the 8th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference - Northern Ireland, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Mar 19992 Mar 1999

Conference

ConferencePerspectives on Purchasing for the New Millenium, Proceedings of the 8th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period1/03/992/03/99

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    Sweeney, E. (1999). The Systems Approach to Analysing Supply Chains and Improving Their Performance. In Perspectives on Purchasing for the New Millenium, Proceedings of the 8th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference (pp. 739-744) http://arrow.dit.ie/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1031&context=nitlcon