A framework for managing future supply chain trends: utilization of lean, agile and leagile strategiesWaleed Rashad
, 2020, doctoral dissertation
Abstract: The supply chain has become very essential to run any business nowadays. Throughout the history of business, the professionals have been trying always to find out the best practice, and as long as the business concept is evolved over time, the practice, methodologies and techniques of doing the business also have been evolved.
This evolvement led to the concept of supply chain initially and then later it became essential to have strategy for supply chain. The evolvement of the markets, globalization, and new technologies became very decisive subjects for building any supply chain and developing its strategy, but there are many other events that may take place which could enforce the supply chain decision makers to change the current approach of running their business.
The dynamic business environment and the possible future trends of the global markets represent a real challenge for development of appropriate supply chain strategies, like lean, agility, and leagility. Therefore, it is very important to assess how different possible strategies are suitable for the future changes of the markets? This is to enable the supply chain to be prepared with adequate strategies for different future scenarios.
To achieve this aim of preparing the supply chains for the future with adequate strategies, a deep study is done to research lean, agility and leagility, explaining the similarities and differences of these concepts. These strategies are dealing with the most important factors in supply chains; the time and the cost, what is the key reason for selecting these particular strategies lies in the fact, that they are concerned with improving the effectiveness and responsiveness in the supply chain and this is extremely important for the future.
We continued study of these strategies by development of three possible future scenarios for energy scarcity, new international monetary system, and wars. The reason of developing these particular scenarios is because they are concerned with the most important political and economic events which could happen and affect the supply chains in the future (EY, 2013; Cook, 2006; Sokov, 2015). These scenarios are established to anticipate the possible challenges which could face the supply chain strategies in the future and to evaluate the suitability of supply chain strategies for such future scenarios.
A survey of 150 supply chain professionals, who are working currently in the field of supply chain management, is done in two phases. The first phase is focusing on recognition of the opinions of surveyed supply chain professionals towards the supply chain strategies and their utilization. Based on the theoretical knowledge of the academic literature reviewed in this research, proposed scenarios, and the feedback of professionals in the survey, it was evident that supply chains’ managers need adequate framework, which will support improvement of current and future supply chain management.
Therefore, the grounded theory methodology is used to create a new conceptual framework. The core idea of the proposed framework is to improve the global sourcing practice, which consequently will enable improving the management of supply chains according to the predicted scenarios.
A second phase of survey is conducted to present the proposed framework to the supply chain professionals for evaluation. The proposed framework adds value to the global sourcing process, which enhancing the supply chain collaboration and helps to support the selected supply chain strategies for consideration – i.e., lean, agility, and leagility, to work better in the future.
The proposed framework represents scientific contribution to the supply chain strategies utilization in practice. The results of this contribution are obviously to fill the gap highlighted by the supply chain professionals in the survey, who highlighted the essential need for improvement to the supply chain collaboration globally, and this will be the basic c
Keywords: Keywords: supply chain strategies, lean, agility, leagility, supply chain future trends, supply chain management, grounded theory, scenario planning, supply chain collaboration, sourcing.
Published: 04.03.2021; Views: 287; Downloads: 24
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Mobilna aplikacija za ocenjevanje truda pri agilnih razvojnih metodahIvona Colakovic
, 2019, undergraduate thesis
Abstract: Ocenjevanje truda pri razvoju programske opreme je proces, ki lahko zelo pomaga pri planiranju projekta. V diplomskem delu predstavimo proces ocenjevanja truda, elemente procesa ter aktivnosti, katere se izvajajo. Osredotočamo se na ocenjevanje truda pri agilnem razvoju informacijskih sistemov ter klasificiramo obstoječe metode in pregledamo njihove prednosti in slabosti. Odločimo se za predstavitev pogosto uporabljene metode za ocenjevanje truda pri agilnem razvoju, in sicer Planning poker. Po analizi trga ugotovimo pomanjkljivosti obstoječih rešitev in določimo funkcionalnosti lastne rešitve. Prikažemo arhitekturo lastne rešitve in končni izdelek. Na koncu prikažemo izvedeni eksperiment z mobilno aplikacijo ter rezultate eksperimenta.
Keywords: ocenjevanje truda, agilni razvoj, mobilna aplikacija, Planning poker
Published: 25.11.2019; Views: 663; Downloads: 99
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The development of sustainable mobility plan (SUMP), example for city of Sinj, CroatiaAnđelo Marunica
, 2019, master's thesis
Abstract: SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) is an innovative way of planning urban traffic in order to meet the needs of citizens in a sustainable way. Unlike the traditional approach to traffic planning, SUMP places a special emphasis on citizen and other stakeholders involvement and participation, in which different decisions regarding various sectors such as traffic, spatial planning, economic development, social activities, health, safety, energy, etc. are coordinated . The SUMP concept for the city of Sinj proposes 30 measures compiled in 6 themed packages, which are expected to greatly improve the quality of traffic in the city, in addition to reducing air pollution and improving the quality of life for residents of Sinj, while simultaneously, to a certain extent, stimulating economic growth and reversing demographic decline which is currently affecting the municipality of Sinj.
Keywords: SUMP, city of Sinj, sustainable mobility plan, sustainable mobility, sustainable mobility planning methodology
Published: 23.09.2019; Views: 469; Downloads: 47
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Infrastructure planning and environmental protectionMarián Gogola
, Daniela Durcanska
, Marta Hocova
, 2016, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph
Keywords: infrastructure planning, environmental protection, air pollution, transportation, traffic, emissions, Slovakia
Published: 10.05.2018; Views: 890; Downloads: 56
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Between cultural and natural heritageRichard Ingwe
, 2014, original scientific article
Abstract: The planning of tourism products in the north-central Cross River State (corresponding to ‘old Ogoja province) is examined in this study. Explained in the article are: justification of the need for undertaking community-based tourism development strategy as a means of reducing inter- regional disparity in development aroused by historical discrimination against the region through eras of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, colonialism, and successive post-independent governments; creation of special development funds aimed at addressing challenges posed by personalization of government thereby creating governance deficits; and descriptions of the tourism potentials/resources of the north-central Cross River State. Rather than adopting the advice of tourism experts in the 1960s that African countries ought to prefer to design cultural-heritage tourism products aiming towards attracting some 145 million tourists from the United States of America (USA) who might be satiated with natural heritage tourism products offered back home. Here, it is argued here that considering myriad socio-economic-political dynamics thereafter – including anti-African/Nigerian political measures such as barring US citizens from visiting Nigeria or parts of it- there is no need concentrating on such restricted tourism products. This is justified by the fact that with nearly 170 million population –most of whom are expecting to move from poverty towards the middle class among other prosperous economic statuses and who do not need to immediately access foreign natural heritage tourism, there is need for north- central Cross River State –a region possessing diverse tourism resources to plan tourism products that seek to integrate natural heritage with the cultural varieties in order to properly capture both local and foreign tourists. Foreign tourists here covers a larger spectrum beyond US visitors including visitors from large and increasing number of member states of the United Nations.
Keywords: Nigeria, natural heritage, cultural heritage, tourism, planning
Published: 16.04.2018; Views: 727; Downloads: 67
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Hungarian challenges of housing block regenerationAndrás Trócsányi
, Kristóf Orbán
, 2012, original scientific article
Abstract: As post-socialist suburbanisation is about to decline, and the buildings of cities start to age rapidly, more and more attention is focused on city rehabilitation in East-Central Europe as well, which will probably be continued in the near future by the rehabilitation of early housing estates. Through an example, the current study shows the challenges such an action faces. Based on the comparison of demands with scenarios that were drawn up from data bases originating from a diverse methodology, it appears that the most reasonable idea would be to generally apply the basic principles of diversification and selecto-concentration, but the uniqueness of individual housing blocks requires that planning is done on an individual basis.
Keywords: regeneration, planning, East-Central Europe, housing estates, selecto-concentration
Published: 10.04.2018; Views: 472; Downloads: 52
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