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Extended Abstract: Suppliers’ operational sustainability within the global supply network in automobile industry: a complex adaptive system view

Buddhika Mannaperuma Mudiyanselage, Prakash J Singh, William Ho

15th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium | Published : 2017


The collapse of the Australian automobile manufacturing industry shows that even the global giants such as Toyota, Ford and General Motors could not escape from the interactive effects of the global supply network with its task business environment. Hence, we invoke the complex adaptive system theory (CAS) to explore how these interactions influence the suppliers’ operational sustainability within the global supply network. Bloomberg data from Toyota’s 284 immediate suppliers validates that the interactive effects are either synergistic or antagonistic on their operational sustainability.