|The ACID test: An extension of the case method
||The case methodology for the purposes of instruction was first initiated by Christopher Langdell at the Harvard University Law School around 1870 (Osigweh, 1989). The Harvard Business school adopted this approach in the early 1920s, thanks largely to...
|Alignment between business environment characteristics, competitive priorities, supply chain structures, and firm business performance
||Purpose– This paper aims to analyze the relationships between four constructs – business environment characteristics, competitive priorities, supply chain structures, and firm business performance.Design/methodology/approach– By establishing a concep...
|Double moral hazard in a supply chain with consumer learning
||When an innovative product is introduced into the market, consumers are often uncertain about the product value. Over time they may learn the value of product. This paper studies the impact of consumer learning on the firms' marketing efforts and rev...
|Expert Systems in Service Operations
||Despite previous work on expert systems in the manufacturing sector very few articles relate to a classification scheme for the application of Expert Systems (ES) in the service operations area. Based on a review of more than 200 abstracts from the A...
|Global sourcing shifts in the U.S. textile and apparel industry: a cluster analysis
||Globalization of the U.S. textile and apparel industry has been significantly spurred in the last decade by trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). In terms of the U.S. texti...
|Global supply chain design: A literature review and critique
||In this paper, we review decision support models for the design of global supply chains, and assess the fit between the research literature in this area and the practical issues of global supply chain design. The classification scheme for this review...
|Impact of JIT on inventory to sales ratios
||Just-In-Time (JIT) production has received a great deal of attention, worldwide, since its introduction in Japan a few decades ago. It has been well documented that some of the main benefits of JIT implementation are reduction of inventories, lead-ti...
|Manufacturing and Marketing Interdependence in the New Venture Firm: An Empirical Study
||This research addresses the interdependent nature of manufacturing and marketing decisions in new venture firms. Based on an empirical study of new venture firms in the communications and computer equipment manufacturing industry, the research first ...
|Plant level performance measurement: an exploratory case study of a pharmaceutical encapsulation company
||Over the last few decades, hundreds of books and articles have been written on performance measures in manufacturing companies. A good number of those works has focused on overall organizational performance at the corporate level, business unit perfo...
|Reinforcing QFD with group support systems: computer-supported collaboration for quality in design
||Over the last decade quality function deployment or QFD, thanks to the efforts of Akao and others, has gained widespread popularity in its applicability to business and industry. Many organizations have adopted it as a tool of continuous improvement ...
|Scheduling in the dynamic job shop under auxiliary resource constraints: A simulation study
||Traditionally, job shop research has only considered constraints related to machine and labour availability. With the advent of flexible manufacturing systems and just-in-time manufacturing, practitioners have recognized the importance of auxiliary r...
|Scheduling research in multiple resource constrained job shops: a review and critique
||Over the past several years, a number of survey, classification, and review articles have focused on scheduling research in machine [only] constrained job shops. Barring the work of Treleven (1989), there is no reported research that presents a detai...
|Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Selection in the U.S. Textile— Apparel—Retail Supply Network
||This research investigates the key causal linkages in supply chain management—the impact of strategic sourcing and supplier selection on firm performance in the U.S. textile–apparel–retail supply network. A conceptual framework was developed and the ...
|Strategic sourcing, sourcing capability and firm performance in the US textile and apparel industry
||Purpose– With the intense competition in the global textile and apparel industry and the uncertainty of the global textile and apparel business environment, sourcing has increasingly assumed a pivotal strategic role in textile and apparel supply chai...
|Success and failure factors of adopting SAP in ERP system implementation
||Purpose– Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are software packages that allow companies to have more real time visibility and control over their operations. This paper aims to investigate and analyze common circumstances that occur within most...
|Supplier selection in small and medium sized firms: The case of the U.S. textile and apparel industry
||PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to empirically examine supplier selection among small- and medium-sized firms in the US textile and apparel industry. For small- and medium-sized firms, one powerful method of improving the firm’s competitiveness i...