Marcia Perry's research while affiliated with Monash University (Australia) and other places

Publications (7)

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This paper examines the findings of a field study on supply chain initiatives in 12 Australian companies. The companies were all recipients of Australian government assistance aimed at enhancing supply chain and global competitiveness in the Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Leather (TCF&L) industry. The government assistance in this instance concer...
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Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to provide a contextual basis for the supply chain activity of the generic Australian cereal products supply chain. It identifies the business-environment factors underpinning the cereal products supply chain efficiency. It also further highlighted the complex nature of the extended supply chain and all the fac...
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Presents a case study on quick response practices in a supply chain within the Australian textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry, conducted as part of a government-led project aimed at improving the performance of the Australian TCF industry towards becoming more internationally competitive. Details of the Australian TCF Industry Quick Resp...
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Discusses the adoption of quick response (QR) practices and technologies in developing supply chains within the Australian textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry. The results presented are based on a four-year study in which 50 companies were involved. Discusses the in-house practices identified which enable quick response. A case study is...
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Agile manufacturing is complementary to Quick Response – an initiative initially developed for the textiles, clothing and footwear industry. Quick Response refers fundamentally to speed-to-market of products which move rapidly through the production and delivery cycle, from raw materials and component suppliers, to manufacturer, to retailer and fin...
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This paper discusses the development of partnerships and networks in Australian industry. Two projects are discussed. Project one is funded by the Commonwealth Government and involves the retailers, manufacturers and suppliers in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry. The aim of this project, which started in 1992, is to improve the competit...

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... Information sharing of inventory data, demand data and product quality data improves evenness in production, reduces costs, and ensures quicker and regular product flow (Singh, 2015;Wu and Weng, 2010) and can mitigate the limitations due to decentralised controls (Yu et al., 2001). Manufacturer should be able to provide adequate notice of trim and label requirements, increase in lot sizes, colour ranges, dye schedules and forecast sales data (Perry et al., 1999). ...
... These different points of view recommend that a multidimensional SCM overlay a series of approaches and activities that form the inner workings of the upstream and downstream enterprises. There have various types of SCM practices constructs that exploited from the previous studies [15,16,17,21] Thus, there have six different dimensions of SCM practices are listed in this study involve supplier partnership strategy, customer relations, sharing the information, quality of information, postponement and lean system. Supplier Partnership Strategy. ...
... The presence of the tutor and his/her mode of interaction with the students are factors that make the difference in improving individual metacognitive skills in the community of knowledge building (Song et al., 2018). According to Sohal et al. (1998), the facilitator's style could be described as encouraging, positive, affable and organized. Hence, the facilitator's style can lead to a shared epistemic agency that, accordingly, can expand the knowledge of a specific concept. ...
... In this perspective, QR offers a wealth of opportunity to the partners of SCM but the matter is to be adopted with this systematic approach. Analysis of number of studies [9, 11, 13, 14, 19, 26] on implementation of QR in apparel supply chain shows that there are some drivers; (1) viable supply chain partnership (2) advanced manufacturing techniques (3) QR related information sharing (4) QR organization (5) Bar code technologies and electronic communication ; which are successfully subjected for QR implementation (QRI). And each driver is constructed by their elements or tools to manage the customer-demand driven SCM. ...
... As an important part of supply chain management and an extension of environmental management, risk management is used to evaluate internal operational risks and external environmental risks [12,13]. Internal operational risks are mainly caused by the instability of supply chain configuration conditions such as production technology, management experience, information technology, business strategy, and contractual relationships [5,[14][15][16][17]. External environmental risks include the impacts of natural environment and socio-economic environment, which affect the food supply chain by impacting the production conditions and production processes [18,19]. ...
... Supply chains feature three main types of environmental turbulence: within-firm (e.g., unanticipated changes to a firm's focus on back/forward integration or vertical/horizontal integration (Basnet, 2013)), within-supply chain (e.g., unexpected realignments of supply chain partners (Perry & Sohal, 2001;Sodhi & Tang, 2020)), and external environmental turbulence (e.g., major shifts in technology, introductions of export tariffs (Simangunsong et al., 2012;Trkman & McCormack, 2009)). Whereas extant studies have considered different sources of external environmental turbulence (e.g., technological, competitive, customer/demand, or regulatory turbulence), we know of no studies that distinguish and specify the extent to which the three different types of turbulence identified here, might condition the impact of DCs on ordinary capabilities in general, and on SCMCs specifically. ...
... The importance of technology to enhance organizational performance has been widely recognized in literature. Many researchers (Perry and Sohal, 2000;Coronado et al., 2002) claimed that information technology (IT) is the most critical, important, and fundamental enabler in achieving agility. Dasgupta et al. (1999) examined the influence of IT on firm productivity. ...