Questions related to Supply Chain Management
Dear professor and Researcher
I have estimated the export supply function. I have taken the dependent variable (exports) in natural log but one explanatory variable (producer price index) in the level.
Now the coefficient value producer price index is PPI* 0.00745 please guide how we will interpret this value i mean how i convert this value in percentage.
thanks and best regards
Hello everyone, I am a supply chain managment masters student , currently doing my thesis. I am looking for suggestions /further readings for topics related to ''sustainable pharmaceutical supply chains'' it is a broad topic but I would like to narrow it down to something interesting and relevant.Thank you
I have 1 independent variable, being blockchain technology, and i have 5 dependent variables, supply chain efficiency, transparency, material traceability, security, and sustainability. On my survey I have 4 - 6 questions that relate to each of the 5 dependent variables and i am using SPSS to analyse my data. I am really struggling with what type of statistical analysis to use for my data, or if i can even use certain statistical methods that are inferential. As i have used a purposive sampling technique, all of my respondents work in organisations that utilise blockchain tehcnology within their supply chain. Im not looking for the relationship between the different dependent variables, i am just simply trying to understand if blockchain has improved any of these 5 dependent variables. How do i go about analysing my data if that is the case? I hope this makes sense and i hope someone can help me out.
I’m a doctoral student carrying out my research in supply chain management. My current research is on development of a supply chain distribution network for enhanced quality of service delivery of Petroleum products. Are there current trends in the field of supply chain distribution that could aid my research? And how best can one develop a standard distribution network to enhance QoS.
Could you recommend any recent research topics in Operations Management (OM)?
In your opinion, Which OM research topics will have the most influence in the coming decade?
Thanks for your attention. I’m looking forward to your kind reply.
What are some of the books that can be used at Business School (introductory level) that clearly delineate Operations Management and Supply chain Management courses? My interest is in how we can provide more value to our students rather than teaching similar topics in both courses.
I plan to write my thesis on sustainable solutions to reduce carbon emissions in inbound logistics. As a result, I'm looking for articles and was wondering if you have any recommendations.
I need some theories and comprehensive frameworks for deeper understanding SSCM. Please advise a book to consult.
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Hello i am master student in supply chain management. I found some topics for my thesis but those are not relevant. i would like to get some guidance from the experts for the topic selection .
I'm thinking to develop my research proposal on the impact of supply chain ambidexterity on supply chain agility. I have read a few articles on supply chain ambidexterity and found them fascinating. However, the concept of ambidexterity seems to be unknown to most academia.
This makes me think supply chain ambidexterity is not a popular and novel research area?
Any thoughts / suggestions / ideas welcome...
We, who are members of the business simulation laboratory form Universitas Ciputra Surabaya Indonesia, are currently completing 1 research with the output of 2 articles on "THE ROLE OF SUPPLY CHAIN DRIVERS ON PARTNERSHIP IN PURCHASING AND LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE (EMPIRICAL STUDY IN FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN INDONESIA)". maybe there are researchers or professors who are interested in collaborating with us from Indonesia.
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I am conducting this survey to evaluate and access the impact of supply chain management in organizational performance.
Your answers to the following questions will provide valuable insight into this survey. Thanks
There are notable supply chains related to traditional and regional products that are still untouched by contemporary progress in supply chain management. The basic problem in SCM for these products lie in the lack of a descriptive reference model to even initiate SC research. Although SC mapping is still in an early stage in terms of design, it has been applied to bring out visualization of processes as well as complete industry SCs. Hence a question has been raised seeking the compatibility of SC mapping approaches for solving SC visualization problem. Do other methods available produce better results in visualization when compared with SC mapping approaches?
I have recently completed my Masters in supply chain management from Ireland.
My masters was of 1 year and 90 credits for which I have got a socre of 2:1 which is approximately between 70% to 60%.
Now I am planning to go for PhD in main land Europe, especially in Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, lexemborg, swiss and Spain, apart from this I am also looking in UK, Ireland, Finland and Sweden and USA as well.
Now my question is
1)Does the 1 Masters holds some weightage?
2) if so then do all university in Europe have any problem with 1 year taught masters?
3) Can I go for PhD without masters on the basis of bachelor's in Europe or in USA?
4) how hard is to get a admission or get scholarship for PhD?
5) what are the basic requirements for PhD?
6) can anyone please suggest some websites and links where I can look for scholarship for PhD?
7) what is the scope for doing a PhD in supply chain?
8) which area shall I go for PhD, and. I have some interest in sustainable supply chain and food supply chain also I have some interest in shipping industry?
Please give your opinion and try to answer my questions.
I am looking for a colleague or a supervisor to write an ISI Article about the area of SCM and Machine learning that I am keen on it
Anyone is interested to help me or colloborate with me just message me here
I am looking forward to your reply
I am currently writing about the role of national culture (differences in values (especially risk aversion) and attitudes in general) for international supply chains. Does anyone know of an example of a global company that experienced supply chain problems due to the national culture of the host country?
Thank you very much!
Have anybody got involved in research with ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) in Construction Project Management that useful in:
A) oil and gas fabrication
B) Marine Port
D) Housing development
1) How about performance using ERP especially in Material Management Supply Chain?
2) Can ERP Integrate with e-commerce?
I am looking for data/case studies that show the influence of national culture on supply chain management. Unfortunately, I find very little on this, and I would be particularly interested in the influence of the Hofstede dimensions. Can anyone recommend me some papers on this?
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My interest area lies in the implementation of Blockchain technology in Supply chain and Procurement.
For the Supply chain, we can integrate it to track the supply and demand by collaborating it with suppliers to track the production timings and shipment. Is it possible with blockchain technology?
For Procurement, the payments for suppliers around the world can be done using stable cryptocurrencies. eg., USDT. This could save a huge amount on transaction fees.
I'm not aware if this technology is already in use.
can this be done for Master Thesis? Please share a view over this.
Thank you in advance!!
I'm doing my Ph.D research in the management accounting area and trying to develop a TDABC model that can help the supply chain management companies. As you know, the TDABC methodology relies on the time needed to perform each activity. Thus, I have to observe all activities so many times to come up with the average standard time per each activity. Most activities in the SCM companies are being performed in the warehouse areas and they're (mostly) repetitive, so they're easy in terms of knowing their steps and times. However, some other activities (such as those in back offices) are not easy to me, and they're being performed differently each time. For example, in the planning and forecasting activities, the guy who performs these activities is not following certain steps every time. Moreover, he sometimes needs 10 min to plan for a new order, and sometimes needs 3 hours although the 2 orders are the same in terms of products and QTYs! No clear variants seem to me! I find this part difficult as I can't standardise the steps and times for such activities. Any thoughts from those who have worked on the TDABC models before?
Thank you all in advance!
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I am facing some problems when trying to build an arena software model using common template for the following airline terminal assignment.
I made the following hand-written model for task 1 (see model 2 task 1) and implemented it in arena software, but I faced the following problems,
a) I cannot make passengers move through five different agents, since from the main entrance block, I can route to only one agent, so when I run my model all passengers move only to the selected agent. Please see main entrance block.jpg. Also, when I chose Seq or Expression options I receive an error. Connect option does not work either.
b)Every time I run the system while passengers only move through one agent, I receive the following run time error at count number 45, please check error.jpg. Then when I press run again it runs and stops at count number 138.
I even used "AdvServer" & "Enter" blocks but still faced problem (a).
Finally, for task 2, I made the following hand-written model but was hoping you can confirm whether it is right or wrong. Please see model 2 task 2.jpg.
Thank you so much :) Your help is greatly appreciated since I am stuck and cannot make any progress beyond this point.
Hello dear Professors, Researchers,..
Anyone in the discipline of industrial engineering would like to write an article in the area of SCM and AI? It is my pleasure to collaborate with you. just message me.
I look forward to hearing from you
Hi, I am currently writing my master thesis in Supply Chain Management. For my literature I need to write a piece about bottlenecks and what causes bottlenecks. From the main definitions I found in the literature of a bottleneck, I derived 2 common characteristics: limiting capacity or a long lead time. However, I am struggling to find literature on what actually causes a bottleneck or how I can frame it otherwise in my paper.
For my research work I have identified the following variables; Supply chain management practices, organisation performance and level of information sharing with trading partners.
Am using agro dealers and my variables are based on
Am using agro dealers and my variables are based on Supply chain management practices, organisation performance and level of information sharing with trading partners.
Dear Research Scholars, Would you please share your opinion on "What is timely Supply chain management issues to be researched as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic?"
I am planning to apply for the PhD degree in the Supply Chain Mgt. with specific area of "Cold Storage warehouses" during Pandemics and wars. Where lock downs and shut downs are frequent.
Please advise on what subject and area should I be focusing on and suggest any "Title" for my research.
Dear fellow researchers,
I am currently looking for a research topic for my master thesis in the area of Supply Chain Management. I am interested in sustainability topics, in particular in Circular Supply Chain topics.
As I just started my reseach on Circular Supply Chains I would be grateful if you can recommend me any papers, articles, etc. as a starting point to find a suitable Master thesis topic with regard to Circular Supply Chains.
In case you can already recommend me current research topics regarding Circular Supply Chains I could write my thesis about I would be grateful if you can share them with me.
Thanks in advance!
I have completed my Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University and looking forward to apply for PHD Scholarship in the same subject.
Industry 4.0 has been partially defined by its use of machine-to-machine communication and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to create factories that operate like smart homes: an array of appliances and machines are brought into constant communication to create a cohesive, highly visible system. Logistics 4.0 operates under these same principles, but with a different set of parts. Specifically, it makes use of “smart” containers, vehicles, pallets, and transport systems to create a fully networked supply stream that offers supply chain managers, shippers, freight forwarders, and others the necessary visibility to route transport and optimally perform other logistics tasks. The concepts of Logistics 4.0 are becoming popular as logistics management evolves. Industry 4.0 impacts the corporate world through digitization both horizontal and vertical supply chains, products, services, business models, and customer relations.
How much this will affect the Reverse Logistics, especially Post-COVID recovery time?
How efficient and effective it will be to use Life Cycle Assessment as quantatitive method to elaborate the concept of Circular supply chain management process and then to find the barriers and drivers on each stage of circular supply chain management with the help of qualitative method?
Money , Banking Assets, Banking Loans, Industrial Production Index, Supply Chain Managers Index
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, USA, UK, UAE, and China
As much as possible
This is to understand the evolving trends and challenges in supply chain management due to effects of digitisation and problems faced to understand the challenges to benchmarking of standards and flow of processes to streamline flow of demand and supply.To bring about the behaviour change in all stake holders .constant adherence to environment health and safety policies.Continous output by companies in times of pandemic (social distancing)
As we know in this pandemic, everything seems quite hard to control. I hope the researches could discuss and share their thoughts for researching at this time. Especially related in Industrial Engineering.
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Can I request if someone can help me with pearson instructor manual for Supply chain management _ strategy, planning, and operation 2016?
It will be great help. Pls do needful
To apply data analytics concepts where can we get data set for supply chain management related to logistics and cost and time ?
The industrial world is confronting the environmental side of sustainability. But, how do you evaluate the incentives - either from society or government- to convince them about sustainability benefits and its potential for long-term profitability?
Many reseraches of demand function concern the "new product" , but they don't clearly define it. If the new generation of a cumputer is sligtly different from the old one, should we consider it a new product or not? For example, Dell 630 and Dell 620. How can we model the demand of them?
i am a university student ,and i am going to start my research in the supply chain field,so,i need some help from senior fellows .
i will be thankful to all.
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Ripah international university ,lahore campus
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I have did some research, I liked SCOR model, and Deming cycle, my interest is also on logistics and warehouse.
I am not able to Stick to one topic.
I understand choosing a topic is my interest in that area, I need some suggestions which will help me go into one direction.
I am currently searching for an interesting topic in the field of Supply Chain (Risk) Management that I can write about in my dissertation.
Would be interesting to get some input from you!
Intuition and practitioner experience as a sustainability expert for supplier management in the automotive industry tells me that the number of supplier sustainability audits is increasing. Sustainability assessment service providers like Sedex and Ecovadis as well as SGS etc proclaim the ten's of thousands of audits conducted. Authors such as Richard M. Locke and Genevieve LeBaron make convincing cases questioning the effectiveness of such audits, but also admit an increase in the frequency of audits as a tool for sustainability in supply chain management (SSCM).
However, I'm yet to come across an academic or thorough quantitative portrayal of this supposed growth. I'd be very grateful for hints.
Thanks in advance,
I am involved with a study related with:
*"Tourism supply chain management" and
*"Tourism value chain management"
I am looking for inputs from the academic community related with objectives to be addressed and the suitable methodologies to be followed.
Over the past years, the world has been experiencing a rapid growth of new advanced manufacturing technologies such as; 3D printing (3DP), also recognized as Additive Manufacturing (AM), which engenders new opportunities for the transformation of manufacturing processes throughout the supply chain.
The new generation of technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Cloud based manufacturing can potentially affect the manufacturing location decision resulting in strategies such as offshoring, reshoring, near-shoring, outsourcing, in-sourcing etc. In which areas does Industry 4.0 impact location decisions?
the company is facing a complex situation in inventory management system they have more inventory than they need which is holding the funds resulting into inventory investment cost. they want me to improve and control the inventory management process.
i would like to make a research question regarding the issue. please help me to formulate one
I am currently in the process of studying the cycle of supply for contraceptives in Nigeria particularly, in the south- south region. Recently, a massive nation-wide study adjudged one of the states in the south-south region as the highest in HIV prevalence (5.5%). This high rating index comes despite numerous government policies, budget and spending in the last 5 years on curbing HIV spread in the state. I'm worried, could the increase in HIV prevalence rate be attributed to inefficient management of contraceptive supply chain? Can there be a way forward in terms of using information technology (IT) in the management of contraception supplies in our health sector? Please, i sincerely need your views, contributions, and/or possible collaboration in this research.
Many regards, Nsikan John
Nowadays, it gets more and more sectors to manage and oversee their supply chains in an effective manner in order to reduce cost as well as to enhance and guarantee efficient operations. Due to the incipient digital transformation process, expected to radically alter business ecosystems, change management practice and revolutionize supply chain dynamics, the management of data and information, being the raw materials of the digital age, is becoming increasingly important for businesses. The rationale is that the amount of data and information generated by different sources(RFID, Sensor data, structure data store in Databases, locations, etc), available to and collected through companies is growing at an unforeseen fast pace. Please recommend me any research article related to Optimizing Supply Chain Management using Big Data technology.
Thanks in Advance!
I am doing a research about opportunism in supply chain management.
I am considering a situation that a person in purchasing department in buyer company works with a person in sale department in seller company. I propose that if ability of two people is not the same, there is person who has more experience or knowledge, this person will have more chance to behave opportunistically with another one.
So I want to find a scale including question items for people to evaluate their self-perception or self-evaluation about their own knowledge, working experience, ability and capability in comparison with other people.
But so far I can not find it. Could you please give any idea?
Thank you so much for your help.
This is my project for university thesis. So, first I'm looking for sources that can help me understanding of how technology are being used in small and big company's and for sources with theoretical and practical content of methods and techniques on how applid technology to supply chain.
Thanks in advance!
In my research work, I want to construct mathematical programming model for a supply chain network problem. I have assumed production cost to be linear in nature. Is this assumption correct or should I change this assumption. Please suggest with valid description.
Industry 4.0 has been partially defined by its use of machine-to-machine communication and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to create factories that operate like smart homes: an array of appliances and machines are brought into constant communication in order to create a cohesive, highly visible system. Logistics 4.0 operates under these same principles, but with a different set of component parts. Specifically, it makes use of “smart” containers, vehicles, pallets, and transport systems in order to create a fully networked supply stream that offers supply chain managers, shippers, freight forwarders, and others the necessary visibility to route transport and perform other logistics tasks in an optimal way. The concepts of Logistics 4.0 are becoming popular as logistics management evolves. Industry 4.0 impacts the corporate world through digitization both horizontal and vertical supply chains, products, services, business models, and customer relations.
How much this will affect the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers?
I am conducting an empirical research and wondering how to gather around 2000-3000 respondents email ids, considering the response rate of 10 - 15%.
Does empirical researchers who are regularly conducting this type of research would like to share their experience. As it would be highly appreciable.
In the last 25 years, outsourcing has emerged as one of the key globally focused supply chain strategies . After the mid-1990s, the importance of supply chain management (SCM) increased noticeably among practitioners. As a result, the study of supply chain and outsourcing has increased exponentially. In developing markets, with increasing customer demands, outsourcing non-core business
functions has become a commonplace supply chain strategy for many companies and organisations.