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Exploring pillars of supply chain competitiveness: insights from leading global supply chains

Sarker, Sudipa; Rashidi, Kamran; Gölgeci, Ismail; Gligor, David M.; Hsuan, Juliana

Authors

Kamran Rashidi

Ismail Gölgeci

David M. Gligor

Juliana Hsuan



Abstract

This paper aims to explore key pillars of supply chain competitiveness (SCC) and understand how top supply chains remain competitive in the long term. The research design is divided into two phases. First, an extensive review of the scholarly SCC literature is conducted to identify the core pillars that help achieve SCC. Second, the literature published in practitioner outlets on the five selected companies of Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 is scrutinized to understand how top supply chains apply the core pillars of SCC in practice. A total of 193 scientific and practitioner articles were analyzed to develop the key pillars of SCC. This study identified six key pillars of SCC in the literature: innovation, sustainability, collaboration, information technology, agility, and flexibility. It has been found that a combination of these pillars, if not all, will be required to remain competitive in the post-COVID-19 era.

Citation

Sarker, S., Rashidi, K., Gölgeci, I., Gligor, D. M., & Hsuan, J. (online). Exploring pillars of supply chain competitiveness: insights from leading global supply chains. Production Planning and Control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2022.2145246

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 4, 2022
Online Publication Date Nov 12, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 14, 2023
Journal Production Planning & Control
Print ISSN 0953-7287
Electronic ISSN 1366-5871
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2022.2145246
Keywords Competitive advantage, Apple Inc., Coca-Cola, Walmart, Nestlé, Inditex