Shawnee K. Vickery's research while affiliated with Michigan State University and other places

Publications (69)

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This study examines lean implementation's effects on hospital financial performance using survey and secondary data for a large sample of US hospitals. Using sociotechnical systems theory, a social context is identified that should motivate the use of lean process improvement tools (LPT) in a hospital setting and accentuate its performance benefits...
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The aim of this editorial is to introduce the scope of the call for papers for the special issue. The submission statistics are then provided. A brief summary of the accepted papers is synthesised. The editorial ends with calls for future research in the areas of modularity and supply chain management.
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Modularity has the potential to impact various facets of new product introduction performance including product development lead time, frequency of new product introduction, on time introduction and product innovation. The impact of modularity on new product introduction performance however may vary for different levels of product and process compl...
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Extant literature suggests that product modularity positively and directly impacts the timeliness and frequency of new products as well as manufacturing performance, particularly flexibility. Little is known about the nature of these relationships, however, since few empirical studies have been done. Important questions remain unanswered including...
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This study focuses on whether historical satisfaction with an e-tailer (HSat) moderates baseline relationships in order fulfillment service quality models. HSat is defined as satisfaction with the e-tailer spanning all transactions except the current encounter. Encounter satisfaction (ESat) is defined as the consumer's satisfaction with the current...
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This study depicts supply chain integration (SCI) for new product development (NPD) as a dynamic capability and explores its relationship with a product platform strategy (PPS), NPD performance, and overall firm performance. Supplier, internal, and customer integration are modeled as antecedents to PPS, while product innovation and relative profita...
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This research examines whether the strategic selection of suppliers based on supplier new product development capability, supplier quality capability and supplier cost capability directly and/or indirectly enhances the buyer's competitive performance capabilities in the matched domains of buyer product innovation, buyer quality and buyer competitiv...
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This article identifies key antecedents of resilience in large enterprises and uses a case study of Demmer Corporation to examine whether these strategies are applicable for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Demmer Corporation is one of the few domestic automotive suppliers in Michigan that has succeeded in repeatedly ‘reinventing’ itself...
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Modularity in product design has been hailed as a way to speed new product development (NPD), to reduce NPD cost, and to enhance customization possibilities for consumers. Modularity in process design may speed new product manufacturing setup times, reduce costs, and enhance the profitability of the lower volumes that customization often entails. H...
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Modularity in product design has been hailed as a way to speed new product development (NPD), to reduce NPD cost, and to enhance customization possibilities for consumers. Modularity in process design may speed new product manufacturing setup times, reduce costs, and enhance the profitability of the lower volumes that customization often entails. H...
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This research investigates the roles of supply chain information technologies (SCIT) and supply chain organisational initiatives (SCOI) in engendering agility and business performance in manufacturing firms. We examine two competing models, both of which incorporate agility as a mediator between the use of SCIT or SCOI and firm performance; the mod...
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Supply chain management (SCM) demands a holistic view of the functions and processes required to bring a product or service to market. It assumes that optimization of subsystems does not necessarily lead to global optimization and that the supply chain should be strategically managed as a single entity in order to effectively and efficiently delive...
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A resource-based construct of manufacturing competence, termed strategic production competence, is examined with respect to its convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity. The construct evaluates manufacturing performance across a comprehensive domain of competitive priorities relative to item importance and performance. Data from an earlier...
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In contrast to previous literature, we propose that commitment to lean strategy should be preceded by building close relationships with key supply chain partners (suppliers and customers). Two aspects of lean strategy, lean manufacturing and lean design are studied in this paper. We hypothesize that relationship building positively affects both asp...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose optimization models for assisting in buyer‐supplier negotiations by effectively considering multiple factors and interrelationships among them. Design/methodology/approach – The approach used in the paper involves a combination of data envelopment analysis and multi‐criteria decision models. Findi...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of product modularity on four aspects of competitive performance: cost, quality, flexibility, and cycle time. Design/methodology/approach – Constructs were created from a comprehensive survey of the automotive sector. Regression is used to ascertain the relationship between the construct...
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From analyses of the direct effects of 10 quality action programs on six firm performance outcomes, as well as their indirect effects through eight quality performance dimensions, two routes from action programs through quality performance to firm performance in the automotive supply industry are identified. The first is the product quality route,...
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We examine a model of the relationships among sources and outcomes of competitive advantage. The model is integrative across business functions and research disciplines. Functional area competencies are considered as sources of advantage, and three competency constructs are introduced: marketing competency, product design and development (innovatio...
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This paper describes the results of a study done to determine how well multiple criterion decision-making methods perform in helping a decision maker arrive at a preferred solution to a multicriterion problem with conflicting objectives. The study used a factorial experiment and doctoral students as subjects. Two competing methods for solving multi...
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This article presents the results of an experimental examination of the performance of various active and passive approaches to managing foreign exchange risk in international sourcing. The experiment used a simulation methodology which encompassed thousands of sourcing transactions for a selected currency, the Japanese Yen, over a period of severa...
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This paper examines the effects of integration practices on time-based performance and on overall firm performance (financial and market share). Integration practices are grouped into two categories: (1) external strategic design integration, which reaches across firm boundaries to involve suppliers and customers and (2) internal design-process int...
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This research examines media richness by modeling face-to-face, telephone, and electronic media as one construct and testing its performance implications. The context is the third-party logistics industry, in which a customer firm allows a service provider to assume responsibility for all or part of a critical business process. This business-to-bus...
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This study examines the performance implications of an integrated supply chain strategy, with customer service performance followed by financial performance as performance constructs. Two major components of an integrated supply chain strategy are identified and defined: (1) integrative information technologies, which is modeled antecedent to (2) s...
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Despite the ongoing search for the so-called silver bullet that provides the ultimate competitive advantage, there is no roadmap showing the “right” way to perform new product development (NPD). What's more, it is highly unlikely that such a formula could be developed. Given the diversity of firms and industries as well as the complexity of the NPD...
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This research examines efficiency in the transformation of performance on manufacturing competitive dimensions into business performance in the automotive supplier industry. Specifically, the study explores efficiency produced from data envelopment analysis (DEA) using cost, quality, time, flexibility and innovativeness performance as inputs and re...
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The research examines the relationships among three dimensions of logistics service performance (operational, relational, and cost performance), customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and market share. Perceptions of customers of third party logistics (3PL) providers are used to assess 3PL performance constructs. Of the three dimensions of servic...
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This study explores the nature of the relationships characterizing the marketing–manufacturing interface in new product development (NPD). Four constructs are examined: (1) marketing’s knowledge of manufacturing; (2) manufacturing’s evaluation of marketing communication; (3) marketing–manufacturing integration; and (4) marketing–manufacturing relat...
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This study explores the nature of the relationships characterizing the marketing–manufacturing interface in new product development (NPD). Four constructs are examined: (1) marketing’s knowledge of manufacturing; (2) manufacturing’s evaluation of marketing communication; (3) marketing–manufacturing integration; and (4) marketing–manufacturing relat...
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T he popular business press has closely monitored the rapid ascension of electronic commerce over the past few years. We are well aware of the explosion in B2C and B2B Web-enabled commerce. In most cases, the Web is helping us to fulfill transactions in a new, more efficient way. But the Web is also helping researchers to realize new, more efficien...
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This paper examines the competitive dimensions of quality for first tier suppliers in the automotive industry. A theoretically relevant set of quality variables is identified from the literature. The results of a factor analysis show that quality is a two dimensional construct in the automotive supply industry. The core dimensions of quality are: p...
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The importance of overall timing in the new product development and the new product commercialization processes has been widely recognized in the literature. We examined 14 firm-level practices, later reduced to four factors, that influence the ability to minimize new product development and introduction times overall relative to competitors. The f...
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Supply chain management (SCM) demands a holistic view of the functions and processes required to bring a product or service to market. It assumes that optimization of subsystems does not necessarily lead to global optimization and that the supply chain should be strategically managed as a single entity in order to effectively and efficiently delive...
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A human resource management (HRM) analysis framework is proposed and tested using data from first tier suppliers to the Big 3 in North America. Relationships among underlying dimensions of human resource management practices and manufacturing performance are examined. The study found support for the proposed framework, suggesting that human resourc...
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A human resource management (HRM) analysis framework is proposed and tested using data from first tier suppliers to the Big 3 in North America. Relationships among underlying dimensions of human resource management practices and manufacturing performance are examined. The study found support for the proposed framework, suggesting that human resourc...
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The importance of responding to time-based competitive pressures has prompted US manufacturers to emphasize time-based performance and deploy strategic action programs aimed at cycle time reduction. This study examines time-based competition among first tier suppliers to the Big Three in North America. A comprehensive set of time-based performance...
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The paper presents research that examines the complex relationship between service quality and profitability in service operations. Specifically, the effects of operational performance and relational performance on customer satisfaction and loyalty in the unique context of industrial services are examined. A model of service performance effects on...
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This research examines the relationship between product customization (a key aspect of flexibility) and organizational structure. Four aspects of organizational ‘structure’ are considered. They are formal control (encompassing the measurement of competitive, internal, and supplier performance) and three key dimensions of organizational design: dece...
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The paper presents research that examines the complex relationship between service quality and profitability in service operations. Specifically, the effects of operational performance and relational performance on customer satisfaction and loyalty in the unique context of industrial services are examined. A model of service performance effects on...
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This research examines the relationship between product customization (a key aspect of flexibility) and organizational structure. Four aspects of organizational `structure' are considered. They are formal control (encompassing the measurement of competitive, internal, and supplier performance) and three key dimensions of organizational design: dece...
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Quality is a key competitive weapon in the global marketplace. Quality engenders competitive advantage by providing products that meet or exceed customer needs and expectations. In this study of first-tier suppliers to the “Big 3” North American automobile manufacturers, the relationships between competitive dimensions of quality (for example, desi...
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IN BRIEFThe role of procurement leadtime (PLT) in time-based competition (TBC) has received little attention in procurement and operations literature. This article examines the relationship of procurement leadtime to overall firm performance and identifies key antecedents of procurement leadtime performance. The research focuses on first-tier suppl...
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This paper explores dimensions of manufacturing competitive strength in the furniture industry. A theoretically relevant set of manufacturing competitive priorities is identified from the operations literature and factor analyzed to determine the core dimensions of manufacturing performance. Relationships between these core dimensions of manufactur...
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This paper explores dimensions of manufacturing competitive strength in the furniture industry. A theoretically relevant set of manufacturing competitive priorities is identified from the operations literature and factor analyzed to determine the core dimensions of manufacturing performance. Relationships between these core dimensions of manufactur...
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Investigates performance relationships for interfunctional process integration and specific logistics interface capabilities. The results indicate that competitive advantage is more likely to emanate from interfunctional process integration than individual function (sub) optimization. Also identifies logistics’ unique role as a boundary-spanning in...
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This paper argues that an organization’s performance can influence the extent to which CEOs favor the importance and competence of one functional department above all others. Specifically, financial success induces such favoritism in CEOs, not in stable but in uncertain environments where there is a good deal of scope and motivation for attribution...
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Investigates performance relationships for interfunctional process integration and specific logistics interface capabilities. The results indicate that competitive advantage is more likely to emanate from interfunctional process integration rather than individual function (sub) optimization. Logistics’ unique role as a boundary spanning interface b...
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Quality is consistently listed as one of manufacturing’s top competitive priorities and has become a prerequisite for success in the global marketplace. Quality helps a firm gain a competitive advantage by delivering goods to the marketplace that meet customer needs, operate in their intended manner, and continuously improve quality dimensions in o...
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Time-based competition is a competitive strategy that seeks to compress the time required to develop, launch, manufacture, and deliver products. In this study, time compression is empirically examined in relation to overall business performance in the furniture industry and managerial guidelines for incorporating time compression into a company's o...
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Examines the cost performance of various strategies for managing foreign exchange risk in international sourcing. The strategies represent a broad spectrum of approaches to exchange risk, ranging from naïve to active. Of particular interest is the comparison of those strategies which use exchange rate forecasts with those which do not. Focuses on m...
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The purpose of this article is threefold. First, a comprehensive measure of production competence that assesses the level of support that manufacturing provides for the strategic objectives of a firm is developed. Second, hypotheses relating production competence to several financial measures of business performance are tested using data from a lar...
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The cost of a firm's finished goods is affected by exchange rates whenever a firm purchases imported goods or goods that are in turn produced with imported materials. As American firms source abroad, changes in currency values can erode the profitability of established products and markets. This article describes a Bayesian approach to managing for...
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A recent article [3] proposed a definable relationship between production competence and business performance and presented empirical evidence to support the relationship. The purpose of this note is four-fold. First, it corrects the authors' numerical measure of production competence. The correction changes the nature of the relationship between c...
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Exchange rate considerations are becoming an important facet of international sourcing. Not only can volatile exchange rates impact the supplier selection decision, they can also affect the volume-timing of purchases once the supplier is selected. The analyses presented in this article are intended to familiarize purchasing managers with two macro...
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Volatile exchange rates impact the price paid for imported materials when payment is in the supplier's currency and there is a lag between the time the contract is signed and payment is made. Depending on the direction of the exchange rate movement, in the final analysis a buyer may pay substantially more or less than the original contract price. T...
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This paper summarizes the development and implementation of a large-scale, multi-objective, lot-sizing model for scheduling tablet pharmaceuticals in a serial production system. The model places multiple resource capacity constraints on production at various stages of the manufacturing process and explicitly considers resource set-up times to ensur...
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The problem of scheduling, sequencing and dispatching has received a great deal of attention from researchers over the last 30 years; however, a few of the techinques developed have been adopted by managers. This article extends a large scale study dealing with the theory and practice of shop floor control. The research perspective was drawn from a...
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The development of an efficient solution strategy for solving large-scale integer goal programming problems using commercial integer programming software is described. The procedure was utilized to operationalize a computer-based multi-stage lot sizing model for the aggregate scheduling of a class of tablet products. Computational experience with t...
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This article considers the issues involved in implementing a large‐scale multistage lot sizing model in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, and reports on a series of sensitivity experiments that subsequently examined the critical impacts of system capacity and inventory policy on the specification of a multistage schedule. The model was in...
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This article considers the issues involved in implementing a large-scale multistage lot sizing model in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, and reports on a series of sensitivity experiments that subsequently examined the critical impacts of system capacity and inventory policy on the specification of a multistage schedule. The model was in...

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... [J. Jayaram 1999]. Jak to już zaznaczono, w literaturze zachodniej jest dużo ostrzeżeń na temat negatywnych konsekwencji nieplanowanych i nieprzemyślanych redukcji zatrudnienia. ...
... Cost is always used as a key indicator of logistics performance (Christopher, 1998;Fawcett and Cooper, 1998;Garcia et al., 2011), while some other studies focus on service quality such as environment, reliability and accuracy (e.g. on-time delivery, damage, disruptions) (Irene Gil et al., 2008;Stank et al., 1999;Khan, 2019). ...
... Because of the multidimensionality of organisational effectiveness and performance, researches have assessed the overall business performance through a number of different combinations of dimensions (Venkatraman and Ramanujam 1986, Vickery et al. 1993, Vickery et al. 1997, Baker and Sinkula 1999, Yamin et al. 1999, King and Zeithaml 2001, Morgan and Strong 2003, Zehir et al. 2006). Delaney and Huselid (1996) proposed a measurement of organisational outcome based on two major categories of indicator, namely OP and market performance. ...
... Additionally, the involved functions need to align both their decisions (Gonzalez-Zapatero et al., 2017) and their goals (Moses and Åhlström, 2008). Sharing and understanding information can also be an important aspect in the success of cross-functional sourcing (Foerstl et al., 2013;Gonzalez-Zapatero et al., 2016Song et al., 1997), as it directly impacts decision-making (Moses and Åhlström, 2008) and facilitates the understanding of the needs and implications that a firm's business has for all the functions (Calantone et al., 2002). Following on from these studies, we explore further how connections with the supplier can contribute, or not contribute, to a more successful supplier selection. ...
... Previous weeks in multiple and conflicting criterion capital budgeting and for other functions has been considered by Baykasoglu [1], Benjamin [2], Deckro [4], Gao [5], Gary [6], Harish Babu G A [7], Kendall [12], Mirrazavi [13], NG Kyk [14], Parter [15], Romero [16], Tomasz [17] and Vickery [18]. ...
... The concept of modularity can also be applied to SCD (Pashaei and Olhager 2015). SCD modularity is also considered one of the most important strategic design attributes (Duclos, Vokurka, and Lummus 2003;Zhang, Huang, and Rungtusanatham 2008;Khan and Creazza 2009;Simchi-Levi 2013;Jayaram and Vickery 2018). It is important for lowering transaction costs by simplifying SC structures and reducing associated complexity. ...
... The use of secondary data has already been discussed by different authors (Calantone & Vickery, 2009;Ellram & Tate, 2016;Rabinovich & Cheon, 2011). Johnston (2017) emphasizes its utility in research areas, 'such as information and technology that are constantly changing, utilizing existing data allows projects to be completed and findings to be produced much faster,' (Johnston, 2017, p. 624). ...
... W ITHIN a new product development (NPD) context, this study examines the effects of supply chain integration (SCI) on a product platform strategy (PPS) at the firm level; it explores whether such a strategy fully mediates SCI's effects on performance outcomes, comprising product innovation and profitability. SCI is the "seamless" linking of activities, systems, and functions internally and across a firm's supply chain achieved by coordination, collaboration, cooperation, and/or interaction among supply chain members [1], [2]. The key dimensions of SCI are internal integration (i.e., the integration of units or functions within a firm) and external integration, comprising supplier integration and/or customer integration. ...
... (Forker et al., 1996) Moreover, not only will quality help to a company's increased success, but all competitive quality dimensions are strongly correlated with several performance measures. (Curkovic et al., 1999;Rashid et al., 2020). Regarding the impact that SEO has on the visibility of universities on search engine results pages, Vallez & Ventura (2020) found that the findings of their study indicate that higher education institutions need to employ SEO techniques in order to boost their visibility in an efficient manner. ...
... Accordingly, H7 (p-value < 0.005) and H8 (p-value < 0.005) are supported. These results, according to Li et al. (2006), Zhou et al. (2008) and Vickery et al. (2003), show parallelism with their work. As well, Dadzie et al. (2012), Herzallah et al. (2017) and ...