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Towill, Denis Royston; Childerhouse, P.; Disney, Stephen Michael (2002)
Publisher: Emerald
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: HD28, H1, HE
Real world supply chains differ not only in their current standard of performance, but also in the most effective actions required to move each towards world class supply. A generic approach for the identification of the appropriate re-engineering programmes based on the uncertainty circle principle is presented. A total of 20 European automotive supply chains have been analysed via a “quick scan” audit procedure. The output is a clear portrayal of the present “health status” of those supply chains. Some 10 per cent of these are performing at the present day level of “best practice”, with a further 20 per cent within sight of this goal. Specific re-engineering requirements are identified for the remaining 70 per cent dependent on present maturity levels.
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