Daniel Dumke

143 posts · 133,689 views

Sort by Latest Post, Most Popular

View by Condensed, Full

  • August 24, 2011
  • 02:54 PM
  • 969 views

The organizational Antecedents of a Firm's Supply Chain Agility

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

This time I’d like to have a look at supply chain risk management from a strategic point of view: What are the prerequisites in the design and culture of an organization to mitigate supply chain risks? The title of the article I review today is: “The organizational antecedents of a firm’s supply chain agility for risk mitigation and response”.... Read more »

  • August 22, 2011
  • 12:20 PM
  • 967 views

Managing Supply Chain Portfolios

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

A supply chain usually does not stand alone. Frequently a supply chain is defined by the need of the end customer which has to be satisfied. Since one company commonly deliver several products, within a single company there can be multiple different supply chains aggregated under one organization. This task of managing multiple supply chains is most often referred to as Supply Chain Portfolio Management. It is still in a very early stage of research, so there are only few researchers focusing on........ Read more »

Seifert, R.W., & Langenberg, K.U. (2011) Managing Business Dynamics with Adaptive Supply Chain Portfolios. European Journal of Operational Research. info:/

  • August 17, 2011
  • 02:44 PM
  • 865 views

Research Critique: Determinants of Strategic Supply Chain Risk Management

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

In 2010 Lassar et al. did a grounded theory study (see here for more information on techniques for theory creation) on the question of what the determinants of strategic supply chain risk management might be?... Read more »

Lassar, W., Haar, J., Montalvo, R., & Hulser, L. (2010) Determinants of strategic risk Management in Emerging Markets supply Chains: the Case of Mexico. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 15(28), 125-140. info:/

  • August 15, 2011
  • 04:22 PM
  • 672 views

Supply Uncertainty and Chain-to-Chain Competition

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

I just found the first supply chain risk related paper from a professor (Biying Shou) of one of my alma maters: The City University of Hong Kong, and I think this a good time to have a look at his work. The complete article of today can be downloaded from the SSRN.... Read more »

Shou, B., Huang, J., & Li, Z. (2009) Managing Supply Uncertainty under Chain-to-Chain Competition. SSRN. info:/

  • August 15, 2011
  • 12:13 AM
  • 875 views

Combination of Product and Supply Chain Design

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

In research the decisions on the product and the corresponding supply chain are usually separated. This happens for a variety of reasons, one may be the reduction of problem complexity, another that the research focus is on a brown field approach where the products are seen as given.... Read more »

  • August 10, 2011
  • 06:13 PM
  • 716 views

Pricing in Times of Disruption

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

Many articles, including my own research show, that companies tend to focus largely on risk mitigation measures concerning the supply side. Only little is done to include demand side risks or demand side measures into the mitigation of supply chain risks. The study “Pricing During Disruptions: A Cause of the Reverse Bullwhip Effect” focusses on optimal pricing measures during a disruption. And so it helps to close the gap a little bit.... Read more »

Rong, Y., Shen, Z.-J. M., & Snyder, L V. (2011) Pricing During Disruptions: A Cause of the Reverse Bullwhip Effect. SSRN. info:/

  • August 8, 2011
  • 04:01 PM
  • 779 views

Resilient and Sustainable Systems

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

In today’s post I would like to highlight how the concepts of resilience and sustainability can be aligned.
Resilience is often interpreted as a property of a supply chain most often associated in a risk management sense; sustainability on the other hand, usually refers more to social and environmental goal orientation. So how can these concepts be aligned?... Read more »

Fiksel, J. (2003) Designing Resilient, Sustainable Systems. Environmental Science , 37(23), 5330-5339. DOI: 10.1021/es0344819  

  • August 3, 2011
  • 04:44 PM
  • 758 views

Supply Chain Risk Management in Financial Crises

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

I am still abroad right now, but nonetheless I still want to keep the German share within the articles high. So I present to you the second article from German authors in just one week. On monday I already talked about Supply Chain Risk Management in the German Automotive Industry and so the second is today on how supply chain risk management is performed during a financial crisis.... Read more »

Blome, C., & Schoenherr, T. (2011) Supply chain risk management in financial crises - A multiple case-study approach. International Journal of Production Economics. info:/

  • August 1, 2011
  • 12:01 PM
  • 626 views

Supply Chain Risk Management in the German Automotive Industry

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

While cleaning out some of my blog directories, I just found this article in my backup repository, I already wrote it over a year ago, but it still seems relevant. So without further ado: In their 2009 article Jörn-Henrik Thun and Daniel Hoenig from the Industrieseminar Mannheim (link only in German), present their research on Supply Chain Risk Management within the German automotive industry. Their goal was twofold: a) to identify supply chain risks and risk drivers, b) investigate measure........ Read more »

  • July 25, 2011
  • 04:52 PM
  • 662 views

Simplified Supply Chain Flows

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

I have to distract myself a little bit from thinking about supply chain risks too much, so I thought why not use the chance to read a different article once in a while. Well, at least the authors are familiar: Paul Childerhouse and Denis R. Towill and their paper of 2003: “Simplified material flow holds the key to supply chain integration”... Read more »

  • July 20, 2011
  • 10:01 AM
  • 514 views

Combination of Product and Supply Chain Design

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

In research the decisions on the product and the corresponding supply chain are usually separated. This happens for a variety of reasons, one may be the reduction of problem complexity, another that the research focus is on a brown field approach where the products are seen as given.... Read more »

  • July 18, 2011
  • 03:25 PM
  • 835 views

Recurrent versus Disruption Risk

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

The distinction between disruptions and recurrent / continuous risks is commonly used by researchers and practitioners in supply chain management. But how should the differences be reflected in the supply chain planning process? Is it necessary to differentiate between the risk types here as well?... Read more »

  • July 13, 2011
  • 01:04 PM
  • 841 views

Impact of Disasters on different Sectors

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

I already wrote about different effect supply chain disruptions can have on a focal company and its stakeholders. Now I found another interesting article dealing with the impact of different disasters on different industries within the supply chain.... Read more »

Altay, N., & Ramirez, A. (2010) Impact of Disasters on Firms in Different Sectors: Implications for Supply Chains. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 46(4), 59-80. info:/

  • July 11, 2011
  • 11:14 AM
  • 607 views

Planning for the Catastrophe

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management

Practitioners often complain about the huge gap between practice and research related to the estimation of risks. In theory all is easy: A disruptive event just gets a probability and outcome assigned. But in practice these figures most often have to be estimated.
Todays article by Knemeyer et al. (2009) covers exactly this dilemma and tries to answer the question of how to plan for a catastrophe.... Read more »

Knemeyer, A., Zinn, W., & Eroglu, C. (2009) Proactive planning for catastrophic events in supply chains. Journal of Operations Management, 27(2), 141-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.jom.2008.06.002  

  • July 4, 2011
  • 10:10 AM
  • 1,083 views

Single or Dual Sourcing

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Today there is only one simple question: Single or dual sourcing, what strategy should be used when faced with disruption risks.

Definitions

There are four different approaches to sourcing sole, single, dual and multiple sourcing. Sole sourcing refers to a scenario where there is only one supplier in the supplier base, whereas single sourcing refers to the conscious decision to select one, single supplier out of a choice of suppliers. The dual sourcing model indicates that two supplier........ Read more »

  • June 29, 2011
  • 08:48 AM
  • 1,079 views

Follow Up: Systematic Review

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Already some time ago I wrote about Systematic Review, a literature analysis approach that should lead to a well founded overview of a specific research field. Since I left out the history and some insights last time I wanted to extend on my last article here. Continue reading "Follow Up: Systematic Review"
... Read more »

  • June 27, 2011
  • 09:43 AM
  • 1,181 views

From Supply Chain Vulnerabilities to Risk - Important Concepts in Supply Chain Risk Management

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


This blog may be a good starting point for supply chain risk management related research and literature, but even with more than 140 articles reviewed in the blog I still just touched the tip of the iceberg. There are still many basic articles left. Like this one by Helen Peck (2006): “Reconciling supply chain vulnerability, risk and supply chain management”

Terms in SCRM

Today I have a look at, what is basically a literature review concerned with clarifying the confusion w........ Read more »

  • June 22, 2011
  • 06:26 AM
  • 731 views

Issues in Supply Chain Management

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Very often this blog is concerned with the risk part of supply chain risk management. But to understand the risks within supply chain management, one has to understand the supply chain part as well. In 2000 Lambert and Cooper published a paper on the current “Issues in Supply CHain Management” and I want to highlight the main points here.

Understanding of supply chain management

Since the development of the supply chain management concept there has been and still is some di........ Read more »

Lambert, D.M., & Cooper, M.C. (2000) Issues in Supply Chain Management. Industrial Marketing Management , 65-83. DOI: 10.1016/S0019-8501(99)00113-3  

  • June 20, 2011
  • 10:00 AM
  • 875 views

Avoiding Supply Chain Breakdown

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


This article presents a comprehensive practice oriented framework for managing supply chain disruptions by Sunil Chopra and ManMohan S. Sodhi. The article has been published in the MIT Sloan Management Review in 2004. The framework covers everything from risk analysis to the selection of the risk mitigation strategy.

Risk Categories

Chopra and Sodhi find nine categories for risk in the supply chain context. In figure 1 they contrast the risks with the corresponding risk drivers.
Figur........ Read more »

Chopra, S., & Sodhi, M.S. (2004) Managing Risk To Avoid Supply-Chain Breakdown. MIT Sloan Management Review, 46(1), 53-61. info:/

  • June 15, 2011
  • 08:45 AM
  • 539 views

Stochastic Model for Risk Management

by Daniel Dumke in SCRM Blog - Supply Chain Risk Management


Defining a conceptual framework for supply chain risk management can support thinking about risks in supply chains and streamline the decision making process, and therefore improve the current supply chain at hand.
This is similar to a brown-field approach, where gradual changes and risk mitigation strategies are employed onto an existing supply chain. Thus another source for improvement strategies can be a green-field approach, where the supply chain is modeled and optimized to generate n........ Read more »

Goh, M., Lim, J.Y.S., & Meng, F. (2007) A stochastic model for risk management in global supply chain networks. European Journal of Operational Research, 182(1), 164-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2006.08.028  

join us!

Do you write about peer-reviewed research in your blog? Use ResearchBlogging.org to make it easy for your readers — and others from around the world — to find your serious posts about academic research.

If you don't have a blog, you can still use our site to learn about fascinating developments in cutting-edge research from around the world.

Register Now

Research Blogging is powered by SMG Technology.

To learn more, visit seedmediagroup.com.