Strategic operations and logistics planning process for an integrated supply chain strategy

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Sadler, Ian and Sohal, Amrik (2005) Strategic operations and logistics planning process for an integrated supply chain strategy. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 7 (1). pp. 71-86. ISSN 1368-4892


This paper examines the design and implementation of an effective process of operations and logistics strategy. A process called Strategic Operations and Logistics Planning (SOLP) is developed from the Manufacturing Audit Approach to encompass operations, both internal to enterprises, and across the extended enterprise. The paper posits that SOLP can be used in enterprises with weak strategic planning skills based on successful testing of the process in three Australian meat processing companies. The comparative success of the SOLP process is underpinned by the use of action research involving external facilitation, group consensus and tailoring the process to meet the enterprise needs. The results suggest that the SOLP process is successful and that repeated use by a planning team improves its effectiveness in formulation and integration.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords ResPubID10188; operations strategy, logistics strategy, supply chain strategy, strategy formulation process, implementation, action research, Australia, supply chain management, logistics planning, manufacturing audit, extended enterprise, strategic planning, meat processing
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