Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg
Ecole Supérieure de Logistique Industrielle

PhD

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The article (in French) presents an analysis of autonomy as a factor of well-being at work. It outlines empirical research to show how the autonomy of order pickers in regional distribution centres is negatively impacted by process acceleration.
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A position paper on the subject of modern logistics
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Reviewing procurement: a change management model based on action research by Tony Cragg, Sarrah Chraibi Abstract: This paper proposes an iterative model for the make or buy of procurement linked to organisational change management. In a multi-year action research case study, the researcher was part of the project team reviewing procurement at the...
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Abstract: This paper proposes an iterative model for the make or buy of procurement linked to organisational change management. In a multi-year action research case study, the researcher was part of the project team reviewing procurement at the French Railway company. Both the outsourcing of procurement, as a strategic activity of the firm and the...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how small manufacturing firms develop and manage relationships with global suppliers and distributors. In so doing the authors aim to contribute to knowledge about SMEs and supply chain management (SCM). Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted 12 in-depth case studies of SME final assem...
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Digitalisation in warehousing and order picking is disrupting the logistics sector in its core processes. One key element of this transformation is the acceleration of physical and information flows in order to reduce the lead time. At this stage, scientists and practitioners know little about how accelerated processes impact order pickers' percept...
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Digitalisation in warehousing and order picking is disrupting the logistics sector in its core processes. One key element of this transformation is the acceleration of physical and information flows in order to reduce the lead time. At this stage, scientists and practitioners know little about how accelerated processes impact order pickers’ percept...
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To reduce the lead-time, modern logistics seeks to respond faster by accelerating physical and information flows. However, what are the impacts on logistics workers of an ever-faster logic? The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between process acceleration and the autonomy of order pickers. The method is to use exploratory qualit...
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Purpose To access new markets and improve sourcing practices small to medium sized manufacturing companies (SMEs) increasingly seek suppliers and customers in distant countries. Yet these new relationships with global partners often pose problems of an agency nature. The purpose of this paper is to directly address these challenges through the pro...
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With the use of a case study methodology, the socially responsible enterprise La Feuille d’Erable, based in north-west France, was analysed based upon the framework proposed by Boons and Lüdeke-Freund (2013). Within an overarching green management philosophy, this firm incorporates a program for the integration of socially and economically excluded...
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Although outsourcing has become a major trend since the beginning of the 21st century, it entails many risks and the possibility of failure. In this article, we define a model adapted to the outsourcing of purchasing activities that formalizes a process approach, by combining both pre-contractual and post-contractual views of outsourcing. The desig...
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Although outsourcing has become a major trend since the beginning of the 21st century, it entails many risks and the possibility of failure. In this article, we define a model adapted to the outsourcing of purchasing activities that formalizes a process approach, by combining both pre-contractual and post-contractual views of outsourcing. The desig...
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Purpose: In northwest France only 2% of firms export and the greatest challenge for SMEs internationally is finding reliable agents. Both born local and born global manufacturing SMEs seek to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and distributors globally. For resource constrained organizations this can prove to be a challenge. Differen...
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This paper examines how small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, which are lead firms in their global supply chains, manage relationships with a large number of customers and suppliers beyond their frontiers. The research is based on 25 interviews with key managers in twelve French final assembly SMEs and three larger companies in the agri...

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The article is a presentation of my qualitative research into SMEs in the French agricultural machinery sector. Specifically it focuses on the functions and characteristics of the informal networks used by these SMEs as a governance tool to help them manage extended global supply chains. The article posits that informal networks act as a counterweight to micro and meso forces in the SMEs' respective chains.