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Ongbali, Samson O. and Afolalu, Sunday A. and Babalola, P.O. (2019) SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND THE ACCOMPANYING PROBLEMS IN PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT: A REVIEW. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 10 (5). pp. 613-619. ISSN 0976-6340 and ISSN Online: 0976-6359

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In production environment, supply chain system is a tool for attaining efficient production performance because it streamlines and optimizes the entire production processes. It appears that research efforts so far only supported arguments for the benefits of supply chain management in production environment without taking into account problems associated with the administration of supply chain system within production setting that constitute impediment to production throughput and make it difficult for manufacturers to satisfy customers’ demands. Consequently, the aim of the review effort is to highlight the importance of supply chain management and identifies the underlying bottleneck problems related to supply chain administration in production setting to guide stakeholders in policy formulation for further production performance. Notable among the problems identified that are attributable to supply chain organization in production environment are, supply disruption, lack of agility to respond to supply and demand fluctuation, inadequate logistics, lack of adaptation to evolving market, inaccuracy of information between the extended enterprises, ineffective integration and coordination of supply chain strategy across the functional units, lack of capacity and resources availability, lack of quality and regulation compliance. Based on the identified problems, we developed a supply chain appraisal tool for pre-qualification and selection of supply chain vendors in production environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain; problem; production environment.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 13:38
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 13:38

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