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Any aspects of global supply chain management.
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I want to be abreast with Developments in that area.
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Very time suggestions by Joyce Wayana and Hermann Gruenwald
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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
Irshad
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The coefficients in a linear-log model represent the estimated unit change in your dependent variable for a percentage change in your independent variable. The term on the right-hand-side is the percent change in X, and the term on the left-hand-side is the unit change in Y.
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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
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Supply chain risk, outlined conceptually in the attached:
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Hi there,
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.
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Hello again George Setford ,and sorry for the delay.
Simply, your IV categories are its levels. For example a gender variable has two classes or two levels (male and female)
You can choose one of the previously mentioned methods to measure the effect of IV on DVs.
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Dear Researchers,
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.
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Have a look at the papers below and see if they are any use to you:
They are in the food distribution industry but you might be able to take some of the concepts and use they in your industry.
Best Regards
Martin
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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.
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Capabilities and competencies of firms to improve operational performance in a disrupted situation
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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.
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Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management by Heizer and Render
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Hi,
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.
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I need some theories and comprehensive frameworks for deeper understanding SSCM. Please advise a book to consult.
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I follow the Supply Chain Management Strategy, Planning, and Operation by Sunil Chopra, and Peter Meindl.
You also can check the following textbooks:
1. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain Concepts, Strategies, and Cases by David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, Edith Simchi-Levi
2. Operations and Supply Chain Management by F. Robert Jacobs, Richard B. Chase
3. Principles of Supply Chain Management by Chen, Charlie C. Crandall, Richard E. Crandall, William
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Hello, I need a research question in supply chain management field please help
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There are so many topics for starting....................
Supply chain management with machine learning ..........
Supply chain management with reverse logistics .........
Supply chain management during covid-19 ........................
Supply chain management with AI ......
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Dear Researchers,
This research aimed to systematically review the development studies pertaining to forest biomass and bioenergy supply chain resilience.
According to the assessment, the findings of this research on the definition, barriers and enablers of forest biomass and bioenergy supply chain resilience can be applied as a basis for the comprehension and optimization of the structure of supply chains in the forest biomass and bioenergy industries.
Please click/use the link below to freely access the article file:
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Thank for this interested question
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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 .
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You are most welcome dear Shrinidhi Warade .
Wish you the best always
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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...
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The Topic should maximum be 12-14 Words so I suggest the following:
"Technology Intervention in Supply Chain Agility Ambidexterity: A Case of Sri - Lankan Apparel Manufacturer"
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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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Hello,
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
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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?
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SC mapping remains a good method of visualisation especially in traditional activities characterised by stability and repetitiveness of practices. Also, each modern or traditional activity is characterised by specificities and particularities that are perfectly captured by SC mapping.
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I am interested in the field of SCM and looking for emerging topics to write research articles.
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I propose the following emerging research topic in the field of supply chain management: The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic on supply chain management in internationally operating corporations and the effects of the pandemic in this regard in the next few years.
Greetings,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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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.
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Hi Sanjeevkumar,
A one year masters does not stop you from going for a PhD. However, you need to clarify if it was a taught (professional) masters or a research masters program as this will determine which direction your further studies will go.
If you had a taught program, you will have to continue in a taught program e.g. if had an MBA, you can proceed with a DBA or any other professional program. However, to continue with a research PhD, you will need to get a research based masters program.
Various universities in Europe have different choices for particular courses, thus, do not rule out the possibility of pursuing your PhD in Europe as possibilities abound. So, go to any school of your choice's website and check for their requirements for the course of your choice. However note that a PhD is not necessarily about the course but the topic you are interested in. Your research interest might be supply chain but you could find a supervisor who is interested in the topic under engineering, environmental or any other department. Just don't stereotype yourself. As I always say, opportunities abound.
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Any good master topics within sustainability and supply chain management. You are more than welcome to recommend research paper regarding sustainability and supply.
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Nice question
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Is there any difference between the food supply chain collaboration and other supply chain collaboration?
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Agree with Dr. Hermann Gruenwald
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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
Thank you
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Dear Ms. Ghorbani!
Please let me state you should talk to your Master thesis supervisor (s) first. In addition you can join free of charge to the Elsevier Researcher Academy and network with other professionals via LinkedIn:
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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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!
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Dewan Hafiz Nabil Thank you, but i am looking for a company example.
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Am to write research this topics. Kindly assist me with information on this topic?
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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
C) Refurbishment 
D) Housing development
My Question:
1) How about performance using ERP especially in Material Management Supply Chain?
2) Can ERP Integrate with e-commerce?
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6 Key Benefits of an ERP System for the Construction Industry:
1. Optimizing Planning
2. Simplify Project Management
3. Easier Cost & Revenue Estimation
4. Simplify Information Exchange
5. Improve Decision Making Process
6. Increase ROI
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Hello,
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?
Many thanks!
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Statistical findings suggest that differences in disruption planning and response abilities between companies from different countries could be partly attributed to national culture. All five Hofstede’s dimensions of national culture, i.e., Power Distance, Individualism, Masculinity, Uncertainty Avoidance, and Long-term Orientation were shown to have a significant positive effect on disruption planning and response. National cultural dimensions and economic status of a country could be effectively used to predict disruption planning and response abilities of companies in various countries
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Need some good journal names for publishing a thesis related to supply chain management
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Dear Researchers,
I Hope All is Well with You.
Finally, our article, the most comprehensive review-research article in the field of forest biomass and bioenergy supply chain resilience, is published in the journal of sustainability.
You will find everything you need to learn and know in the field of forest biomass and bioenergy supply chain resilience in this article including research gaps, suggestions, future directions, set of resilience barriers, set of resilience enablers, set of resilience main factors, the relations among them etc.
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Mosayeb Dashtpeyma excellent and yes i ahve been personally looking for such a paper and was also involved in the studies related to biomass assessment when we are talking about feedstocks related to Biomethanation or anaerobic digestion plants
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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!!
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Jan H Jansen Thank you for your answer sir. I would consider the topics suggested by you but my area of interest lies in Blockchain adaptation and Implementation in SCM and Procurement. Is it possible to merge these topics with Blockchain implementation in SCM and Procurement? Please share your view
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Hello All,
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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As David rightly points out, the TDABC is a transposition
in services activities of the scientific analysis of industrial
work introduced by Taylor. If standardization and repetition
are not there, it is undoubtedly necessary to think of another
approach to the calculation of the costs. Nothing prevents
you from combining TDABC and standard ABC in an organization.
Your problem is to find a suitable production measure,
for example the number of schedules, or any other measure
allowing simultaneous the articulation of the cost calculation
and the analysis of the value produced.
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Can anyone recommend the subject book in Arabic or English that is available on the net?
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Hi all :)
I hope you are all good and happy :)
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.
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Yeah @Alyson Da Luz Pereira Rodrigues, I didn't know about that before asking this question. I have sorted it already. Thanks a lot :)
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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
Best regards
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Thank you for your response, I have a plan to do my Ph.D., and also I am interested in applied of AI in SCM. So I want to write an article in this area. And if possible I need someone to instruct me or collaborate with me. About the journal, I haven't chosen yet.
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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.
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The best analysis of bottleneck nature and causes for sequential processes is presented in the famous and well-known book by Goldratt, E., Cox, J., 2004. 'The Goal.' 3-rd Ed., North River Press, Great Barrington, MA, p. 384.
A well-known book by W. Hopp and M. Spearman 'Factory Physics', McGraw-Hill, 3rd edition (2008) as well as their book on supply chain illustrates in detail how to structure the firms' environment so that it attains the speed and low cost of high-volume flow lines while retaining the flexibility and customization potential of a low-volume job shop. The authors compare and contrast common problems, including shop floor control, long-range aggregate planning, workforce planning, and capacity management.
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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
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The four strategic planning steps for SMEs are: network op-timization by designing the least cost network focusing on customer demand; network simulation by testing alternative models to predict supply chain behavior; policy optimization by developing the best operating rules; and robust-ness designing by anticipating unforeseen circumstances and possibilities.
The strategic supply chain planning in SME is considered the responsibility of top management or of the owner and is
done only for short term. Planning processes vary among SMEs with respect to a few key variables: past success, planning efforts, current operating results, top management
or owner’s attitude, values, aspirations and desires towards change.
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Am using agro dealers and my variables are based on Supply chain management practices, organisation performance and level of information sharing with trading partners.
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There are many. tools can you use, the main is your model y whant kind of analysis to do: Then you define the best tool.
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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?"
Thanks
Shuvro Sen
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I propose the following research topic in the issues of supply chain management during the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic: Analysis of the determinants of changes, disruption of international supply and supply chains and the impact of these changes on the production processes of enterprises operating in specific industries and sectors of the economy country. Forecast analysis of changes in international supply and supply chains due to the development of subsequent waves of the pandemic. Analysis of the possibilities of improving the supply and supply chain management processes by implementing ICT and Industry 4.0 information technologies in enterprises.
Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Hi,
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.
Regards,
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You can study the logistics challenges of vaccine distribution during a pandemic. The amount of vaccine that is available is limited and it becomes available slowly, over time as vaccine production is slow and difficult. You have to vaccinate all people (who are willing), but you have to prioritize them by risk factors. On the other hand, you have challenges as to cold storage facilities and their locations, availability, etc. You also have to find sufficient capacity for refrigerated transportation. You can study this problem and develop -perhaps a multiobjective model- that considers the tradeoffs and comes up with the most efficient and/or desirable solution.
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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!
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Maybe have a look at how the transition from offering products to offering services (e.g., rental cars instead of car ownership) reduces the incentives for manufacturers to produce products for the scrap yard. Companies can then make profit not by intentionally convincing consumers to buy new product generations as fast as possible (smartphone industry: every 2-3 years), but by intentionally building durable products to be shared by users. This will lead to entirely different supply chains and keeps resources in the loop. I wrote about this only a bit in my new paper (Dancing...). Another interesting question is culture: For example, Starbucks with their throw-away coffee cups are not successful in Italy, where it has been a tradition to drink coffee "al banco", i.e. to share espresso cups, which is circular per se. How can we get to such a culture also elsewhere?
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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.
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By the way,
have you taken into account newest sustainable and circular economy developments, related to supply chains??
Systematic literature review and research gap issues on third party logistics operators selecting WMS for efficient operations for customers
Decarbonizing warehousing activities through digitalization and automatization with WMS integration for sustainability supporting operations
Operations automatization and digitalization – a research and innovation collaboration in physical warehousing, improvement ideas in AS/RS and 3PL logistics context
Traditional and extended fleets in literature and practice: Definition and untapped potential
A development of the warehouse management system selection framework as academic-industrial collaboration work with sustainability considerations
Operations automatization and digitalization – a research and innovation collaboration in physical warehousing, AS/RS and 3PL logistics context
Best collaboration practices in supply chain of technical wholesale items
Strategic Collaboration in Supply Chain of Technical Wholesale Items. Case Mercantile Ltd.
Exception Management in Inventory Replenishment Operation Model of Technical Wholesale Items in Finnish Machinery Industry. Case Study.
Demand-supply chain synchronisation in the Finnish machinery industry
Demand and Supply Chain Management in Small Advertising Agency
Formalising network development in manufacturing SMEs
Success factors of collaborative product development in production networks
Extended VMI in a Demand-Supply Network among a Sales Network, a Manufacturer and a Subcontractor Network
Supply Information Visibility from Subcontractor Network to Manufacturer to Decrease Supply Risk
Synchronization of demand and supply in a supply chain manufacturing industrial products
Logistics service provider as a business growth enabler and supply chain synchronizer
Strategic Collaboration in Supply Chain of Technical Wholesale Items. Case Mercantile Ltd.
Demand and Supply Chain Management in Finnish Machinery Industry. Research Agenda
New Promises AI Brings into Circular Economy Accelerated Product Design: Review on Supporting Literature
Hackathons as a Company – University Collaboration Tool to Boost Circularity Innovations and Digitalization Enhanced Sustainability
Exploring Industry 4.0 Technologies to Enhance Circularity in Textile Industry: Role of Internet of Things
Key Enablers for Deploying Artificial Intelligence for Circular Economy Embracing Sustainable Product Design: Three Case Studies.
Best regards,
Associate Prof. Ari Happonen / LUT
P.S. If any of your interest publications do not have open full text available, just please send me a message and I try to arrange Pre-Print as soon as possible.
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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?
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Information technologies, ICT, Internet and advanced processing of big data, technologies of the current fourth technological revolution, and Industry 4.0 technologies allow enterprises to develop e-logistics during the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) pandemic. Thanks to the aforementioned technologies, economic entities and institutions modify their logistic processes, increase the scope of digitization and internetization of supply, production and distribution logistics. Thanks to Industry 4.0 technologies, including the Internet of Things, cloud computing and machine learning, the production logistics processes are improved through the development of smart production solutions. In addition, thanks to the implementation of ICT, Internet and Industry 4.0 information technologies, logistics chains are shortened, including intermodal, transnational logistics chains of supply and distribution, and the scope of e-logistics applications increases.
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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?
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Hello,
Of course, LCA (Life Cycle Assesment) methodology could be used, combinating with qualitative approach, in circular SCM process.
For example, you could read any papers about it:
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or still
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Have very good readings!
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Dear all
Im planing to write an article on the applications of big data in supply chain managemen, is there any one interested to collaborate on this research?
Many thanks
Dr. Hassan Younis
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Thank you Ari
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Variables:
Money , Banking Assets, Banking Loans, Industrial Production Index, Supply Chain Managers Index
Countries:
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, USA, UK, UAE, and China
Time:
As much as possible
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check UN Development Index and World Bank data. They may have some of the variables. Reserve Bank of India may also have some statistics but then it would only be for India.
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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)
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Artificial intelligence.
It boosts economy
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Any real examples or case studies of true pricing In the supply chain?
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Thank you!
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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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As we all know that " Necessity is the mother of invention" . During World War II , whole world was facing scarcity in each and every field. then OPERATIONS RESEARCH taken birth. Like that COVID-19 , created disruption in all the functions of industries. So, each and every functions of industries can be tackle by Industrial Engineers and provide remedy through analytical approach.
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Join me for this live webinar with Trustless Ecosystems 2030 on Tuesday 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM CEST. Check out the agenda and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supply-chain-will-blockchain-become-the-norm-webinar-tickets-104629152612
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The technology of BlockChain is not efficient enough. In my opinion, the computational performance of BlockChain transactions should be improved. Otherwise, it is really difficult to be applied in some worldwide supply chain networks.
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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
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Dear Bhuvana SUNDAR Bagavathi, hope you are looking for the attached book. I am not involved at all in this area of science. My Regards
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I want to design with uncertainty. Anyone pls share your ideas
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Dear Rajkumar,
A closed-loop supply chain essentially combines the traditional supply chain (forward logistics) with reverse logistics, considering the item after it’s served its original purpose. Once the item has been manufactured, shipped, and distributed through a reseller, the manufacturer works to encourage the item’s return once it’s no longer functional or needed. Reverse logistics then kick in, and the items can either be repaired and resold, or they can be broken down for reuse in future products. The “closed-loop” term refers to the fact that the chain is intended to maintain and recover value from unused products, while helping to create as little waste as possible.
How to design?
The design of supply chain network involves strategic level decisions, such as locations of facilities for distribution and manufacturing and selection of suppliers. During this planning horizon, the parameters of the business environment such as customers’ demand may change. Stochastic programming for classical models, Scenario-based robust optimization (The Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model (Scenariobased Robust Optimization Model) are the important and effective channel by which you can design for supply chain. A scenario-based robust model has two types of variables: (1) structural or design variables, whose optimal values are not dependent upon the realization of uncertain input parameters, (2) control variables, whose optimal values depend upon the realization of uncertain parameters, as well as the optimal values of the design variables.
Once the original product is made, it is sent along the supply chain as usual, going to a distributor and retailer, eventually reaching the customer. But that’s where new reverse logistics come in the product must be recyclable or manufacturers must offer take-back programs and returns to close the supply chain.
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To apply data analytics concepts where can we get data set for supply chain management related to logistics and cost and time ?
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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?
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I think the bottom line is direct simple answer.
Of course, now, there are varying levels of factors (taxes, policies, grants, credits, markets, niche, carbon accounting...) that affect the bottom line. But for most businesses, they won't do it unless it has a business model with a clear pay-back, over a known time period.
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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?
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Xuan Wang I think if the product offers an added value and improved functions compared to its older version, it can be categorized as a new product. Otherwise, even if it is a newer version, it doesn't mean it is a new product.
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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.
cordial regards,
shahbaz ali,
M.phil supply chain ,
Ripah international university ,lahore campus
cell : 0092-305-4051704
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Also, check this paper as it provides some interesting future directions:
Ivanov, D. and Dolgui, A., 2020. Viability of intertwined supply networks: extending the supply chain resilience angles towards survivability. A position paper motivated by COVID-19 outbreak. International Journal of Production Research, pp.1-12.
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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.
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Given the current crisis: SC resilience or agility.
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Currently researching the literature for drafting the topic.
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... This study aims to show the impact of the logistics management on customer satisfaction in small and mid-sized Algerian industrial companies, by interviewing the companies managers and everybody in charge of the logistic process, the interview questions will be based on some literature review issues. ...
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We want to share knowledge with suppliers, what are your ideas?
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Through ongoing strategic relationships, suppliers become partners when they contribute to competitive advantage. To ensure that the supply chain supports the company's strategy, managers need to consider several things such as: accounting, finance, marketing, and operating disciplines.
Competition is no longer just about companies, but also between supply chains. The key to success is collaborating with members, both in the supply and supply chain distribution to make decisions that will benefit the entire channel. For companies, the supply chain determines a substantial portion of product costs and quality and opportunities for responsiveness and differentiation.
With collaboration, costs for buyers or suppliers will decrease. For example when both parties want to share sales and cost information, profits can increase for both parties.
Examples of supply chain coordination include:
• Walmart works with 200 main suppliers in China to achieve the goal of increasing energy efficiency by 20%
• Mercury Marine, a major ship engine manufacturer, uses the internet to improve the design of shipbuilders and machine sellers when struggling in competition with Honda, Yamaha and Volvo
• Unifi, the youngest maker of synthetic yarns in the US, shares information on daily production schedules and quality control with its raw material supplier DuPont.
Source: Operation Management by Jay Heizer and Barry Render
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Hi!
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!
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Supply chain management is also a very important aspect of Cyber Security. You should see this NIST document that relates to best practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: https://csrc.nist.gov/CSRC/media/Projects/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management/documents/briefings/Workshop-Brief-on-Cyber-Supply-Chain-Best-Practices.pdf
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Dear All
I am conducting a survey to highlight the prominent risks that a cold supply chain may have. for that i need your 5 minutes to fill this survey for me. I shall be highly indebted to you. https://forms.gle/hufpx4ycVC3bztqc9
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Dear colleagues,
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,
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Dears,
I am involved with a study related with:
*"Tourism supply chain management" and
*"Tourism value chain management"
Hence,
I am looking for inputs from the academic community related with objectives to be addressed and the suitable methodologies to be followed.
Thanks!
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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.
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Good evening Mohammadreza,
I recently wrote a sustainable supply chain paper focused on empirical food sustainable supply chain examples. Here is a few food manufacturing examples. Hope this helps!
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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?
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We know that there are several benefits in Industria 4.0 and Decentralization is one of them, because it allows the location of the factory in a different location from its suppliers and thus allows cost savings (Ilaria), but at the same time generates another problem, which is one of the biggest Ind. 4.0 defects - the lack of standardization precisely because of the distance and little oversight of its manufacturing suppliers (Kazantsev). My suggestion is to use the Multi-Criteria system (Ramirez), associating with it decision levels such as: Lower cost; higher productivity; greater availability of inputs and larger market niches. I believe that if you answer these questions you will get the best place to install your factory. Good luck at project.
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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
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Hello,
At first you say about a thesis in supply chain management. Then you say about a company's actual problem.
Both will need a different approach. So please clarify your thoughts.
I am, now assuming that your company has a problem of HIGH inventories and want it to be solved- not only for today but also on a sustainable basis.
The topic can be anything with inventory as the main tagline, say inventory management at ------(name of your company or the type of industry you are in)
As a practical approach, you have to start with defining the current situation and the desired situation after .......months.
Then of course analysis about what are the inventory levels where.Root causes determination ......etc.
About the actions, to get quick results, you can start start with 5-S; what is the situation and how it can be improved fast.
Then you can take up some principles of LEAN, if you are aware.
You will surely be able to achieve results fast.
I am a retired professional and am available for 'pro bono' contribution to PRACTICAL problems. Pl see my profile at linkedin. You are welcome to involve me.
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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.
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Dear John,
how deeply have you studied the steps of the item from manufacturing factory up until the end users?
How are the items, pellets, shipping containers and warehouses and delivery centers in between monitored and what sort of logistics data is generated?
In previous years, high expensive medical care products and medicines have been tracked e.g. with RFID technologies to be sure that high value items (
) get where they are designed to get and copies are not injected into the process.
If interested, you can always look more about SC and RFID e.g. by studying this journals publications:
B.R.,
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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!
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Dear researchers,
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.
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Hallow This
I could help develop that scale together with you. But for now think along this line:
1. Make a master list of the skills requirements for a seller
---ask your supervised
---check advertisements from 10 top and 10 start-up (infant) companies
2. Do the same for a buyer
3. Find what are common requirements (areas of least negative risks for both)
4. Isolate the skills, competencies, knowledges that are unique to each
5. These are the areas of greater potential of one being played the game of opportunism
6. However there are other factors of personal conviction, loyalty to employing company, etc that bear on whether people opt to play opportunism on the other or play clean
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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!
Prince Capa
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Hi Elmira
I have and can send to you .This article recommended .If you could Persian article i can recommend to you.
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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.
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Dear Sir, it depends so many factor and environment like demand, product nature and product life cycle, it may be linear, quadratic, exponentially, stock-dependent etc.,
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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?
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through block chain and AI the security , speed and accuracy of information sharing will be key element of i4.0 in 3PL..
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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.
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Since your tags include supply chain management, I wonder if that is the area in which you plan to do your research?
In any case, usually if your research is specific to certain topic area, you can purchase a list, or you may be able to obtain one via a membership organization or other existing organizing / coordinating organization (because they may have privacy agreements with those who provided their email address, they may require you to send through them, and often want something in return - first access to results for their members, etc).
If you just need people, you might also try Amazon's Mechanical Turk: https://www.mturk.com/
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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.
DOI 10.1108/BIJ-04-2017-0066
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1. Not clear about the extent of business that the company wants to outsource.
2. Not treating the other company as a business partner.
3. Not sharing information and knowledge with the other company.