Achieving supply chain agility through innovation capability building
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, ISSN 2052-8698, Vol. 2, no 2, 114-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Few studies have examined the innovation capability perspective in the context of supply chain, and in particular toward achieving supply chain agility. The purpose of this study was to deepened our understanding of how a focal firm, in conjunction with customers, suppliers, and other supply chain members build innovation capability, leading to supply chain agility. Using qualitative case study approach, this paper explores how focal firms together with supply chain members build innovation capability, leading to supply chain agility. The study reveals that supply chain members play a critical role in influencing how a focal firms build their innovation capability to swiftly respond to increasing change in customers existing and potential need through agile supply chains. Drawing inspiration from theories of Resource-Based View of the firm and Dynamic Capability, this study contributes to growing streams of literature on innovation capability by explaining how supply chains build innovation capability, leading to supply chain agility. Building innovation capability in conjunction with supply chain members is crucial for achieving supply chain agility (e.g improved customer service, new product introduction, product customisation and international delivery capacity). Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney, Bucks: InderScience Publishers, 2016. Vol. 2, no 2, 114-143 p.
supply chain agility, learning, innovation capability, collaboration, cloud computing, trust, agile supply chains, resource-based view, RBV, customer service, new product introduction, NPI, product customisation, international delivery capacity
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31288DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2016.078181OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31288DiVA: diva2:940112