Co-Evolution of Supply Chain Strategies and Technologies
This paper proposes a framework that seeks to denote the relationship and promote a better alignment between the evolution of supply chain strategies and technologies. In the supply chain strategy, the focal shift in strategy has been from lean supply chain to a combination of lean and agile supply chain, whereas in supply chain technology the focal shift has been from individual and dyadic to global, inter-organizational systems. Examples of these systems include Vendor-Managed Inventory and Web-based Electronic Data Interchange. These systems increase visibility of information within the supply network and require a high level of trust between the trading partners.