A Process Model of Inter-Organisational SCM Initiatives Adoption

A Process Model of Inter-Organisational SCM Initiatives Adoption

Yu Ni Ham (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Robert B. Johnston (University of Melbourne, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-231-2.ch008
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Abstract

While the benefits of adopting interorganisational supply chain management (IOSCM) initiatives, such as efficient consumer response (ECR) and collaborative, planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR), have been widely reported within industry, their adoption has been slow and below industry expectations. There is a lack of theory within the literature to explain this problem in IOSCM initiatives adoption. Employing an inductive case-study approach to theory building, broadly in the tradition of grounded theory, this chapter develops a process model that captures the complexity of intra-industry interactions in the course of IOSCM adoption and argues for a normative path that necessarily has to be taken to achieve the increasing levels of integration envisioned in IOSCM initiatives. The model proposes that three sets of requirements have to be

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