Agility and cost efficiency in supply chain management: Mutually exclusive or mutually reinforcing objectives?

Jussi Heikkilä, Jan Holmström

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Abstract

Supply chain management professionals in industrial organisations are responsible for organising the smooth flow of materials and products according to changing customer demand. Agility and cost efficiency are often the primary objectives of this management activity. Technological innovation is the primary driver of change. But how do these three relate to each other? What trade-offs need to be made? And when do agility and cost efficiency as objectives reinforce each other? In this presentation, we elaborate on these questions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAM 2005
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Agility
EditorsHans E. Andersin, Esko Niemi, Ville Hirvonen
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherHelsinki University of Technology
ISBN (Print)951-22-7768-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Agility, ICAM 2005 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 27 Jul 200528 Jul 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Agility, ICAM 2005
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period27/07/0528/07/05

Keywords

  • agility
  • cost efficiency
  • operations strategy, supply chain management

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