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Document Type: Working paper
Title: Coordinating supply relationships: rhetoric and reality
Authors: Harrison, Alan
Koulikoff-Souviron, Marie
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Alan Harrison and Marie Koulikoff-Souviron, Coordinating supply relationships: rhetoric and reality. RP 1/07, Cranfield University School of Management
Abstract: Two reciprocally interdependent, dyadic supply relationships – one inter- organizational, the other intra-organizational - were investigated across a broad front in this study. The focus was on the logistics relationship between supply partners, and on how these relationships were co-ordinated in practice. We probed co-ordination between the partners using four constructs – goal congruence, information sharing, co-ordination mechanisms and joint decision making. Based on these two studies, we propose that the process of mutual adjustment creates a ‘together-separate’ tension that has to be managed in practice. This process may lead to the development of new capabilities that transcend the boundaries of the firm: equally, it is a fragile process that may be thrown into reverse by a variety of factors such as people turnover and failure to maintain established coordination mec
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