Supply Chain Management Journal
The study identifies the main challenges currently facing military logistics systems and their supply chains. For this purpose, it was necessary to present the areas of military logistics research that respond to the opportunities, challenges and threats resulting from changes in the European and global security environment, as well as the dynamic development of new technologies and their implementation in logistics systems.
The aim of the article is to present the challenges and directions of development of military logistics systems and their supply chains in relation to the research areas of military logistics.
logistics, military logistic system, military supply chain, military logistics
June 2023, pp 16 – 22
Today, trying to keep up with the rapidly developing industrial innovations and consumer needs is becoming more and more difficult and complex for businesses in the manufacturing or service sectors. Most of these enterprises continue research and development activities to ensure their sustainability in this complex and competitive environment, and successful ones are put into practice. One of the most important steps in ensuring the sustainability of businesses is to ensure customer satisfaction. To achieve customer satisfaction, it is necessary to correctly understand the wishes and requirements of consumers for products and services. One of the most widely used methods in this regard is Quality Function Deployment. Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a quality technique that first started with the Japanese company Mitsubishi in 1972 and was studied and used in the USA after 1984 and is accepted all over the world today. QFD is a customer-oriented and team-oriented quality methodology that mainly helps to transform customer requirements into measurable performance changes and to achieve an optimized process and a good distribution/sales channel. Since the basis of the house of quality is the idea of designing products that meet the wishes and expectations of the customer, the necessity of designing the house of quality by reflecting the tastes and choices of the customers lies at the heart of the house of quality. Here, marketing staff, design and design engineers and production staff must work closely together from the idea stage of the product. In this study, the implementation stages of Quality Function Deployment (QFD), which is a quality technique that can be applied throughout a product development and service improvement process, are carried out step by step. Here, because of the relevant for a review and consumer feedback, 10 customer requirements and 8 technical features have been determined. In this context, these application steps were applied to a furniture producing company and the results were evaluated. As a result of the results obtained, it has been seen that the quality house designed for a furniture production business within the scope of Quality Function Deployment is an extremely effective method for both ensuring customer satisfaction and improving the process.
Supply Chain Management, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Production Management, Operations Management and House of Quality
June 2023, pp 23 – 34
Supply Chain Agility (SCA) is an important topic which gain traction among scholars and practitioners due to highly volatile and unpredictable nature of current business environment. There have been many studies on SCA by various scholars. But still there is lack of definitive definition of SCA due to its applicability various context. At the same time there still there is an ambiguity and debate among scholars on the
difference between the concepts of SCA, flexibility, adoptability, and lean. The objective of this paper is to review existing literature and provide some level of clarity to SCA and its relative concepts.
Supply Chain Agility, Supply Chain Management
June 2023, pp 35 – 46
Jonas Shafondino KAMAKELA
University of Mauritius, Faculty of Engineering
University of Mauritius, Faculty of Engineering
University of Technology, Director General Office
The review paper investigated the responsive strategies in a complex and volatile environment. The study adopted refined keywords to find relevant literature, which includes: “supplier”, “responsive”, “strategies”, “disruption”, “pandemic”, “war”. The study extracted 100 articles from two databases: ScienceDirect and google scholar, published between 2010 until 2022. This period coincides with major global events such as economic recession, pandemic and geopolitical tension. The review paper offers methodological contribution through knowledge consolidation and dissemination by reviewing and encapsulating trends within the field of supply chain management. This was done by developing a monitoring framework for risk management best practices. Unlike other reviews this paper combines buyer and suppliers (dyadic relationship) responsive strategies in one study. The review uncovers three main responsive strategies: government intervention, supply chain redesign and nearshoring, offshoring and backshoring. The three themes were segmented into long and short-term strategies. The discussion section highlighted a high-level overview of the three themes beyond the scope of the study. Finally, the study identified underexplored key constructs for future study directions.
Disruption, dyadic relationship, systematic review, supply chain risk, pandemic and geopolitical tension.
June 2023, pp 47 – 65
Green supply chain management (GSCM) is a catalyst for bringing about the business changes required for a more equitable and green economy. The concept of GSCM is growing as an important business activity and strategy. The subject has gained popularity through information sharing in various international supply chain management conferences and increasing empirical research is demonstrating the imperative relationship between GSCM practices and organisational performance. However, its adoption by manufacturing companies in South Africa remains limited, and not much about its impact is known. Hence, this study explored the influence of GSCM practices on supply chain agility and performance in the South African manufacturing sector. The study employed a quantitative approach design on a sample consisting of 394 supply chain professionals drawn from the manufacturing sector in four South African provinces (i.e., Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga). Hypotheses were tested using partial least squares structural equation modelling. Eco-design, Green distribution, and green training exerted a positive influence on supply chain agility. In turn supply chain agility is exerted a positive influence on customer satisfaction, supply chain balance and supply chain quality. However, green manufacturing, legislation and regulations, reverse logistics and product returns were statistically insignificant. Supply chain agility positively mediated the relationship between eco-design, green distribution and training and supply chain performance. The implementation of some GSCM activities is vital in achieving an agile manufacturing sector supply chain and improving some aspects of its performance. This study contributes to supply chain management literature in the South African manufacturing sector by providing insights into the impact of GSCM on agility and performance in that context.
green supply chain management; supply chain performance; supply chain agility; supply chain balance; supply chain quality
June 2023, pp 66 – 85