Five Ways to Fix Statistics in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

5) Change norms from within : Funders, journal editors and leading researchers need to act. Otherwise, researchers will continue to re-use outdated methods, and reviewers will demand what has been demanded of them. Methodology Article Empirical Research Structural Equation Modeling Theory TestingThe p value debate has revealed that hypothesis testing is in crisis – also in our discipline! But what should we do now?

Research Into Supply Chain Resilience

The Network Effect

I am sharing this research survey on behalf of Dr. David Nowicki of The Center for Logistics Education and Research. The post Research Into Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on The Network Effect. Risk Supply Chain Management research resilience risk supply chain

Research in Focus: Cloud Computing in Logistics

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is the first in a new series we’re launching where we highlight research conducted by select partners and provide our perspective on some of the most interesting findings and results.

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

software selection Research available suppliers via analyst. Gartner's recent research points out. We did some research among them. Sales & Operations Industry Report How the right enabling technology. helps you improve margins and. get more "Aha" moments.

Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

What are the future dominant research themes in supply chain management? In my new article, Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management , co-authored with Robert Handfield and Christian Durach and published in the Journal of Business Logistics, we make an attempt to answer this important question. Our research is based on survey data collected from 141 SCM scholars. Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management.

The Research Difference

Supply Chain Insights

Before I start this blog, you need to know that I am a self-confessed research snob. I have been doing supply chain research for the past nine years. I have experienced the research methodologies of three analyst firms ( Gartner, AMR Research and Altimeter Group ).

Showing Creativity in SCM Research

SCM Research

She challenges “recent perspectives that define quality as an alternative to global, industrial forms of production” and “finds that quality is also important for industrial food production and for the global geography of the surimi [a fish paste] seafood industry” In general, the author takes an interpretive approach – an approach that is almost absent in SCM research, and that might be inspirational for our otherwise empiricist discipline.

Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Is there a greater need for supply chain research today than in the past, and if so, why? That was my opening question to Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “ When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” I asked Steve why they chose to partner with those universities, and why didn’t they just conduct the research themselves.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

software selection Research available suppliers via analyst. Gartner's recent research points out. We did some research among them. Sales & Operations Industry Report How the right enabling technology. helps you improve margins and. get more "Aha" moments.

Redefining Supply Chain Research

Supply Chain Insights

It is a research supply chain. When you fill out our surveys, and participate in our research projects, you give to us; and in return, we publish Open Content research, in front of the firewall/paywall for you to share with your teams.

CfP: 2017 CSCMP Academic Research Symposium

SCM Research

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s Academic Research Symposium (ARS) (formerly: Educators’ Conference) has earned a prominent reputation with many academics, as it is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share new research for discussion and feedback. As a member of the Conference Committee, I would like to draw your attention to the Call for Papers of the 2017 CSCMP Academic Research Symposium (PDF), which will be held in Atlanta, GA, U.S.

Multi-Methodological Research in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Just like OM research, SCM research is dominated by three research methodologies: (1) analytical modelling research (optimization, computational, and simulation models etc.), (2) quantitative empirical research (surveys etc., and (3) case study research. There has been a recent trend towards multi-methodological research that combines different methodologies. Methodology Analytical Modelling Case Study Empirical Research Trend

Why Should You Help Us With Research?

Supply Chain Insights

This is how our research process works. Unlike other analyst firms, we do not believe that research should be locked behind a firewall. When you see us field a research study you will know three things: Confidence. Our philosophy is, “You give to us. We give to You.”

Executive's Guide to Supply Chain Research

Supply Chain Opz

Many people think a supply chain research is boring and it is the ivory tower that they don''t need to climb. This article will show you why a research is relevant to you and how to study without damaging your brain! Background What is a research?

The Gartner Magic Quadrant: Why Should We Care About This Research?

Demand Solutions

The quick answer: Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory firm, and many defend, the most influential analyst organization in the world given their broad reach and deep insight, based on more data points than any other analyst firm in the game.

Why Isn’t SCM Research More Relevant to SCM Practitioners?

SCM Research

“There’s a pervasive paradox in academia”, as Nobel (2016) writes in her recent article ( Why Isn’t Business Research More Relevant to Business Practitioners? ): “Research conducted at business schools often offers no obvious value to people who work in the world of business.” But what can be done to avoid a disconnect between academics and practitioners in SCM research?

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Why Isn’t SCM Research More Relevant to SCM Practitioners?

SCM Research

“There’s a pervasive paradox in academia”, as Nobel (2016) writes in her recent article ( Why Isn’t Business Research More Relevant to Business Practitioners? ): “Research conducted at business schools often offers no obvious value to people who work in the world of business.” But what can be done to avoid a disconnect between academics and practitioners in SCM research?

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Supply Chain Insights – The Research Difference

Supply Chain Insights

We are small, and growing, and remain committed to serving the supply chain leader with research. So much so, that many times customers will ask us how we make money and how we can give the research away. The term research is used by many companies.

Supply Chain Matters Research Center Up and Running

Supply Chain Matters

This blog serves as a brief update to all our Supply Chain Matters readership that the technical difficulties related to our Research Center document downloading appear to be resolved. Our Research Center can be accessed via the reader menu options on the left-hand side

Open Content Research Recipe

Supply Chain Insights

Open Content research is similar. Historically, the selling of research has been a small revenue stream for the more traditional analyst companies. Research is at the center of our model. When research is shared and distributed freely, it becomes marketing for an analyst firm to drive revenue for speaking engagements, webinars, advisory sessions, strategy days and custom research projects. When we say that the research is designed to shared freely, we mean it.

New Research: Assessing Inbound Freight Management

PLS Logistics

Transportation is coming to the forefront of shippers’ cost reduction, efficiency and operational strategies due to its oversized contribution to supply chain costs. Inbound transportation is particularly inefficient and costly, eating up 3.6% to 5.2% of a company’s total annual sales.

Science of Supply Chain: Researchers Affirm Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays

The Network Effect

The post Science of Supply Chain: Researchers Affirm Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays appeared first on The Network Effect. The “Science of Theoretical Minimums” (STM) might sound dry and academic, but lurking within is a proven path to dramatic. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management information latency inventory management science of theoretical minimums STM supply chain optimization

When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

What kind of insights and benefits can shippers, 3PLs, and universities obtain if they worked together on supply chain research projects? What is the best way to communicate the research results to the supply chain community? In this episode, Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. The post When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter

Logility

Ann Grackin is CEO of ChainLink Research, a supply chain research and advisory firm. Allocation processes and their supporting technology are getting a fresh look by retailers of late. So, why are Allocations so important? Spotting the big product trends is critical for the retailer’s brand. But just as important is ensuring merchandise gets to the right channels and store locations in the appropriate quantities to gain happy customers and higher revenues.

Conducting and Presenting Grounded Theory Research

SCM Research

Qualitative research can be conducted to build theory from field data. First, Suddaby (2006) , offers “a reasonable assessment of common errors researchers make in conducting and presenting grounded theory research”. Third, Manuj and Pohlen (2012) “provide a framework to assist reviewers in evaluating grounded theory research” Methodology Article Grounded Theory Research Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters Announces Enhanced Research Center

Supply Chain Matters

Unlike some sites, when we have an association with a vendor or sponsor, we will openly disclose such an association in our commentaries and research. We are pleased to announce that we have completed some changes regarding accessibility to Supply Chain Matters research and insights. The Research Center, located on the top menu bar, is an area where our readers can download comprehensive research reports.

The Most Cited Paper in SCM Research

SCM Research

Have you ever tried to find the most cited paper in supply chain management research? Research Article Award Ranking Supply Chain Management I have done so. For this purpose, I used the term “supply chain” in Web of Knowledge for a topic search. The winning paper is titled Information distortion in a supply chain: The bullwhip effect and the authors are Hau L. Lee, V. Padmanabhan, and Seungjin Whang.

MIT Scale Research Expo- Another Great Event

Supply Chain Matters

This author had the opportunity to once again attend the annual MIT Research Expo held on the MIT campus in Cambridge Massachusetts and was once again blown away with the depth and caliper of student research projects focused on timely issues in supply chain management. Every January, master degree candidates from SCALE (MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Network) come together in this event to share their group research projects.

Updated Research Advisory- The New Phase of Online and Omni-Channel Customer Fulfillment

Supply Chain Matters

From time-to-time as developments warrant throughout the year, we have published various succinct but brief research advisories to clients and blog readers focused on specific industry, line-of-business, functional or technology trending that warrant specific attention for both management teams and supply chain management professionals.

The p-value Debate Has Reached SCM Research

SCM Research

We should not ignore that researchers – in general but also in supply chain management – are not always as properly trained to perform data analysis as they should be. For example, too often research has been considered as “good” research, just because the p -value passed a specific threshold – also in the SCM discipline.

Introducing the International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications (Guest Post by the Editor-in-Chief)

SCM Research

In today’s guest post, Andrew Lyons, one of the two new Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications (IJoL) provides an introduction to his journal. The International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications (IJoL) publishes original and challenging work that has a clear applicability to the business world. Research Guest Post Journal Logistics Supply Chain Management

Laboratory Experiments in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

Smith was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences “for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms” In its recent issue, the Journal of Business Logistics had the great privilege to publish an article by Cary Deck and him, in which these ideas were applied to our field: Using Laboratory Experiments in Logistics and Supply Chain Research.

Rigor and Relevance in SCM Research

SCM Research

Good research stands out through relevant research questions which are answered applying rigorous research methods. Researchers routinely signal methodological rigor in a detailed methods section and reviewers take great care to check whether all methodological steps are applied properly. Besides rigor, it is necessary to ensure that research is relevant in terms of both theoretical and practical contribution. How relevant is OM research to managerial practice?

Research: A ‘Plan for Every Well’ Delivers Field Savings

Ryder Exchange

Research proves you can. Imagine you’re four weeks into drilling a well and you need the next delivery of casing. At most well sites, that means calling the carrier to have casing delivered that same day. Problem is, same-day delivery can increase shipping costs up to 30 percent.

2017 CSCMP Academic Research Symposium

SCM Research

I spent the last couple of days in Atlanta, where the 2017 CSCMP Academic Research Symposium (ARS) took place. In Atlanta we also announced the CfP for the 2018 CSCMP European Research Seminar (ERS) , which is ARS’s European counterpart. Research Award CfP ConferenceI truly enjoyed all the interesting discussions. Among the highlights of the conference were the best paper presentations. This year’s Bernard J.