Risk, risk management and the success of supply chain integration

Frank Wiengarten, Paul Humphreys, Cristina Gimenez, Ronan McIvor

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Abstract

ompanies have reacted to the apparent opportunities and threats of globalization through various global production practices that have increased supply chain complexity and various forms of risk. Through increasing supply chain integration, companies have attempted to manage this increased level of complexity. Supply chain integration has been identified as a key practice to manage supply chains and achieve superior performance. The intent of this paper is to explore the role of risk and risk management practices in the success of supply chain integration in terms of their impact on cost and innovation performance. By applying the relational view and through cross-country survey and secondary country data we explore differences in supply chain integration efficacy based on the risk of conducting business (measured in terms of the strength of a country׳s rule of law) and the mitigating effect of supply chain risk management practices. One of the main conclusions suggests that supplier integration is also effective in weak rule of law (i.e., high risk) environments. Furthermore, companies can complement and strengthen the performance impact of their supplier integration practices through supply chain risk management practices in risky environments.
LanguageEnglish
Pages361-370
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume171
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Mar 2015

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Risk management
Supply chains
Supply chain management
Industry
Supply chain integration
Innovation
Management practices
Supply risk management
Supplier integration
Supply chain
Rule of law
Costs

Keywords

  • Supply chain integration
  • Rule of law: Risk management
  • Operational performance
  • Relational view.

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Wiengarten, Frank ; Humphreys, Paul ; Gimenez, Cristina ; McIvor, Ronan. / Risk, risk management and the success of supply chain integration. 2015 ; Vol. 171, No. 3. pp. 361-370.
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