The identification of critical supply network segments in theory and practice

Thomas Wallner-Drewitz, Markus Gerschberger

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Due to the tremendous increase in complexity and uncertainty in highly dynamic supply networks the identification of critical supply chain partners becomes a key topic. Existing models to solve this problem are highly quantitative, have a static and far too narrow focus – and they are not applied in day-to-day practice. This paper discusses new approaches of network segmentation but also investigates in a series of expert interviews how “real” supply chain professionals handle this task. It turns out, that this is done in a continuous process including all kinds of information such as soft facts and implicit knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Interfaces
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-902546-93-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th EUROMA Conference - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20116 Jul 2011


Conference18th EUROMA Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityUniversity of Cambridge


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