Postponement: an inter-organisational perspective

Yang, Biao, Yang, Ying and Wijngaard, Jacob (2007) Postponement: an inter-organisational perspective. International Journal of Production Research, 45 (4). pp. 971-988. ISSN 0020-7543

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Abstract

In view of the slow rate of postponement applications, this paper attempts to examine postponement strategies from an inter-organizational perspective. The paper first reviews the literature on different postponement strategies (including logistics postponement, production postponement, purchasing postponement, and product-development postponement) mainly within the context of the supply chain or supply network. Then, two research questions are formulated. This is followed by the investigation into the inter-organizational structure and capacity planning in postponement applications. The paper concludes with some suggestions for further research.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS0155 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Biao Yang
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 14:45
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38800
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