Supply chain structures shaping portfolio of technologies Exploring the impact of integration through the "dual arcs" framework
V Bhakoo, PJ Singh, A Chia
International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management | Emerald | Published : 2015
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a better understanding of how the supply chain structure (i.e. degree of vertical integration) of a focal organization shapes the breadth of its portfolio of technologies. Design/methodology/approach – In total, three case studies were conducted involving key players in the Australian mass grocery retail sector. Each had a distinct supply chain structure (i.e. totally vertically disintegrated, partially vertically integrated and totally vertically integrated). Each supply chain case study included manufacturers or suppliers, transport and logistics service providers, wholesalers/distributors, as well as the mass grocery retail organizations...View full abstract
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by GS1 Australia and the Australian Research Council in funding this project. The authors are grateful to the organizations that participated in this study and GS1 Australia for providing access.