"What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?" Article Review by Nicky

An assessment of the article "What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?" by Marshall L. Fisher.
# 146440 | 1,517 words | 12 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 27, 2010 in Business (International) , Business (Management)


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Description:

The paper offers a summary of Fisher's article "What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?" and then provides a critique from the perspective of New Zealand's manufacturing industrial base.
The paper refers to other articles and shows how Fisher does not delve into the more complex and potentially more valuable aspects of collaborative communication and planning processes that can lead an organization to transform its supply chain from being based on price to be based on learning. The paper emphasizes how the transformation of any supply chain is achievable, and in the context of New Zealand's manufacturing base, critical to compete in a global economy.

Outline:
Introduction
Critique from New Zealand Manufacturing Perspective
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In the article What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product? (Fisher, 1997) the author contends that there needs to be a precise alignment of an organizations' supply chain objectives, frameworks and strategies to the product strategies of the firm. The author provides a series of insights and frameworks for making this point throughout the article, beginning with a discussion of how critical it is for supply chains to be demand-driven and progressing through the trade-offs of functional relative to innovative products. The article logically progresses to a discussion of physically efficient versus market-responsive supply chains and the differences between each. Devising the ideal supply chain strategy entails matching the innovativeness of a product with the responsiveness of its supply chain to ensure a high level of accuracy and cost reductions in sourcing, coordinating, manufacturing and fulfilling the product."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Michel Aldanondo, Elise Vareilles. (2008). Configuration for mass customization: how to extend product configuration towards requirements and process configuration. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 19(5), 521-535. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1561310401).
  • Mohsen Attaran, Sharmin Attaran. (2007). Collaborative supply chain management :The most promising practice for building efficient and sustainable supply chains. Business Process Management Journal, 13(3), 390-404. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1283942591).
  • Jane Barrett. (2007, November). Demand-Driven is an Operational Strategy. Industrial Management, 49(6), 14-19,5. Retrieved March 1, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1398349881).
  • Chuda Basnet, Jim Corner, Joel Wisner, Keah-Choon Tan. (2003). Benchmarking supply chain management practice in New Zealand. Supply Chain Management, 8(1), 57-64. Retrieved March 3, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 305672151).
  • Karin Bruce. (1998). Can you align IT with business strategy? Strategy & Leadership, 26(5), 16-21. Retrieved March 3, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 36412791).

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APA Format

"What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?" (2010, December 27) Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/article-review/what-is-the-right-supply-chain-for-your-product-146440/

MLA Format

""What is the Right Supply Chain for Your Product?"" 27 December 2010. Web. 24 April. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/article-review/what-is-the-right-supply-chain-for-your-product-146440/>

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