"Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon"
“Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon” is an industry-focused initiative with research and educational components conducted by Michigan State University’s (MSU) Department of Supply Chain Management, with involvement from MSU Executive Development Programs and the Broad College of Business. The study was carried out over a two-year period, with initial results published in 2015. Support is provided by the APICS Supply Chain Council and the John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration at MSU.
The study examines factors in three areas, namely
- an organization’s business model
- an organization's management
- the interrelationship between the business model and supply chain operations.
The study identified and examined the capabilities necessary for strategic supply chain success, thus redefining the future of global supply chain management. The white papers and APICS magazine articles that resulted from the study can be found below.
APICS Magazine Highlights "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon"
Check out the following APICS magazine articles for insights from "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" researchers:
- “Spanning the Supply Chain: Talent is essential to end-to-end success,” Patricia J. Daugherty and David Closs, July/August 2015
- “The Insomnia Question: New research reveals what keeps supply chain managers up at night,” Patricia J. Daugherty and David Closs, September/October 2015
- “Delving into Processes, Customers, and Goals: Holistic sustainability is key to long-term business viability,” Stanley E. Griffis and M. Bixby Cooper, November/December 2015
- “Creating Value in Integrated Supply Chains: Why procurement and sourcing goals must be redefined;” Patricia J. Daugherty, Judith M. Whipple and David J. Frayer; March/April 2016
- “Supply Chain Ripple Effect: Broad-ranging strengths can build exponentially,” Judith M. Whipple and Patricia J. Daugherty, November/December 2016
"Managing the Complexity Paradigm"
This report, the final white paper of the "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" project, addresses the challenge of complexity in supply chains. "Managing the Complexity Paradigm" discusses the balance between complexity that can increase cost but also has the potential to increase revenue.
"Creating Value through Procurement and Sourcing Efforts in Integrated Supply Chains"
This white paper, which is part of the "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" project, identifies a number of opportunities to create greater value through integrated supply chains. These opportunities may require deeper consideration regarding the role and impact of suppliers and how suppliers are positioned and managed by firms’ procurement and sourcing teams.
"Evolving Sustainability in
Supply Chain Management"
This white paper, from the "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" project, reviews the research findings about current supply chain sustainability practices as well as the methods for implementing improved sustainability practices.
"Supply Chain Issues:
What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night?"
This aspect of the "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" project investigates the current business practices of more than 50 firms through surveys and interviews with executives and studies what executives identify as critical issues.
"Realizing Supply Chain Success"
This white paper presents initial research insights from the "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" project and introduces a conceptual model, named the Bridge Model, that can guide supply chain strategy development and decision-making.