Chain Managers (chain + managers)

Distribution by Scientific Domains

Kinds of Chain Managers

  • supply chain managers


  • Selected Abstracts


    As the PMI Turns: A Tool for Supply Chain Managers

    JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, Issue 1 2005
    Matthew D. Lindsey
    SUMMARY Supply chain managers use the PMI, an index of business activity and proxy for the general business cycle, to obtain valuable information important to strategic managerial planning. This research explores a methodology to provide managerial insight into the general business cycle by tracking and forecasting cycle turns in the PMI. A regression model is developed based on inherent cycles in the PMI between 12 and 65 months to forecast turning points for the index and anticipate changes in the business cycle, which is superior to the more commonly used Box-Jenkins forecasting technique. Strategic planning using this knowledge allows management to optimally adjust long-term levels of production, inventory, employment and orders as necessary. [source]


    Does the Competitive Environment Influence the Efficacy of Investments in Environmental Management?

    JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, Issue 3 2004
    Mark Pagell
    SUMMARY Supply chain managers confront numerous threats and opportunities in today's competitive environment. Firms simultaneously face increased pressure to lower costs and to be innovative. In addition, most firms are also under increased pressure to improve their environmental (ecological) performance. These rival demands from the competitive environment make it difficult for supply chain managers to determine how a specific investment will influence performance. Thus, inevitable tradeoffs among investments must be assessed and implemented. This research examines the efficacy of investments in environmental management in different competitive environments, and provides guidelines for supply chain managers in determining when and how they should respond to simultaneous pressures to improve economic and ecological performance. [source]


    Optimal model for warehouse location and retailer allocation

    APPLIED STOCHASTIC MODELS IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, Issue 3 2007
    Avninder Gill
    Abstract Warehouse location and retailer allocation is a high-level strategic decision problem that is commonly encountered by logisticians and supply chain managers, especially during the supply chain design phase. Considering the product distribution cost and warehouse capital cost trade-offs, this paper models the warehouse location and retailer allocation problem as a 0,1 integer programming problem and provides an efficient two-stage set covering heuristic algorithm to solve large-sized problems. Finally, concluding remarks and some recommendations for further research are also presented. Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


    Green light for greener supply

    BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW, Issue 4 2002
    Lutz Preuss
    The supply chain management function is currently undergoing a dramatic change: it is adopting an increasingly strategic role. However, this growing financial importance is matched in only a handful of exemplary companies by a greater contribution to environmental protection initiatives in the supply chain. This paper explores some of the obstacles to greater supply chain management involvement in environmental protection and offers suggestions for greener supply. At a personal level, the gap between public opinion on the environment and managerial values needs to be closed, and the support offered by management education and by professional bodies needs to be improved. Within the organisation, the reward structure for supply chain managers needs to move away from narrow economic criteria. Greener supply would also benefit from a larger supply chain management role in corporate strategy making; the function could even be offered a seat on the Board of Management. Changes to the mode of supply chain management, including improvements to the information flow on environmental issues, the decision,making tools used in the face of complex environmental challenges and novel approaches to supply chain management need to receive urgent attention. [source]