What is the right complexity for your supply chain?

Patrick Freinberger, Fredrik Nilsson

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The complexity of supply chains is increasing and can have the potential to impact the performance of companies. Therefore, it is important to develop approaches that guide managers to deal with supply chain complexity (SCC). The purpose of this paper is to elaborate and discuss the concept of complexity in the context of supply chains and supply chain management in order to provide supply chain managers and researchers with increased understanding of SCC. Our preliminary findings show that the prevalent view on SCC as being something negative should be challenged. By doing so, it is important to find ways and approaches to gain benefits from the inherent SCC and use it for gaining competitive advantage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th European Research Seminar (ERS CSCMP) 2018
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventERS CSCMP 2018, Rotterdam - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 17 May 201818 May 2018


ConferenceERS CSCMP 2018, Rotterdam
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  • Supply chain complexity
  • Optimal level
  • Driver
  • Outcomes


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