Putting supply chain learning into practice

Bessant, John, Kaplinsky, Raphael and Lamming, Richard (2003) Putting supply chain learning into practice International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 23 (2). pp. 167-184. ISSN 0144-3577

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As firms struggle to cope with an increasingly turbulent and uncertain economic environment there is widespread recognition of the importance of organisational learning. One option is to look at the potential of shared learning between firms, where common interests and interdependence provide motivation for experience sharing and other forms of synergy in learning. A particular version of inter-firm learning is the use of supply chains as a mechanism for upgrading and transferring “appropriate practice” and this article reports on exploratory research on this theme. It draws on a literature survey and a detailed study of six UK supply chains at various stages of implementing supply chain learning.

Item Type: Journal article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaizen; Organizational learning; Supply chain; Continuous improvement; CENTRIM
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1108/01443570310458438
Faculties: Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
Depositing User: editor centrim
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 10:32
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79

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