slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Environmental sustainability and supply chain management A framework of cross-functional integration and knowledge tran PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Environmental sustainability and supply chain management A framework of cross-functional integration and knowledge tran

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 12

Environmental sustainability and supply chain management A framework of cross-functional integration and knowledge tran - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 160 Views
  • Uploaded on

Environmental sustainability and supply chain management A framework of cross-functional integration and knowledge transfer. 7 th International Environmental Management Leadership Symposium Dorli Harms Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester 2 nd – 3 rd May, 2011. Outline.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Environmental sustainability and supply chain management A framework of cross-functional integration and knowledge tran' - amelie


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Environmental sustainability and supply chain managementA framework of cross-functional integration and knowledge transfer

7th International Environmental Management Leadership Symposium

Dorli Harms

Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester

2nd– 3rd May, 2011

outline
Outline
  • Sustainable supply chain management & cross-functional integration
  • Research objective
  • Theoretical background
  • Framework
  • Conclusion & future research
sustainable supply chain management
Sustainablesupplychainmanagement
  • Management of material, information and capital flows
  • Considering all three dimensions – environmental, social and economic –of sustainable development
  • Meet customer and stakeholder requirements
  • Cooperation among companies along the supply chain
  • Internal integrationbetweendemand-focusedandsupply-focusedprocesses

(Carter et al. 1998; Carter & Rogers 2008; Seuring & Müller 2008; Esper et al. 2010)

sustainable internal and external supply chains
Sustainable internal and external supply chains

upstreamflow of informationdownstream

Potential employees

Legislative

NGOs

General public/localcommunity

Universities

Media/press

R&D

PR

HR

CSR/CR

Legal

Disposal/Recycling

Con-sumers

Purcha-sing

Logis-tics

Manufac-turing

Sales/Mar-keting

2nd tiersuppliers

1st tiersuppliers

Custo-mers

external supply chain (supply side)

external supply chain (demand side)

Internal supplychain

Legend

Focalcompany

Stakeholderconventional SCM

StakeholderSSCM

(according to the understanding of

Harland, 1996, p. S63; Seuring & Müller, 2008, p. 1700)

3

cross functional integration
Cross-functionalintegration
  • Collaboration of employees “with varying functional specialization”

(Takeuchi & Nonaka, 1986, p. 5)

  • Internal supply chains include purchasing, production, and sales/marketing

(Harland, 1996)

  • Every functional unit covers its own area of specialization
  • Specialization increases interdependencies and the need for coordination

(Olsen, 1995)

  • Balance needed between benefits derived from specialization and the integration costs

(Galbraith, 1970, pp. 118–119; Thompson, 1967, 2003, p. 64; Turkulainen, 2008, p. 16)

  • Transfer of information and knowledge is demanded

(Hsu & Hu, 2008)

research objective
Research objective
  • Research question

How does cross-functional integration play a role in intra-organizational transfer of SSCM relevant information and knowledge?

  • Conceptual approach
  • Referring to knowledge-based theory of the firm (Grant, 1996)

“assumption that the critical input in production and primary source of value is knowledge” (Grant, 1996, p. 112).

  • Discussion of potential measurements to cross-communicate SSCM relevant information and knowledge between functional units
knowledge transfer in sustainable supply chains
Knowledge transfer in sustainable supply chains

internal sustainable supply chain

2

2

1

external sustainable supply chain (demand side)

external sustainable supply chain (supply side)

3

individual competences

(modified from Sveiby, 2001, p. 347)

mechanisms of knowledge transfer
Mechanismsofknowledgetransfer
  • Rules and directives: e.g. internal rules concerning purchasing restrictions to suppliers who exploit child labor
  • Sequencing: e.g. production planning or inventory management could be measurements which affect energy consumption
  • Routines: can help to evaluate the environmental performance within a company
  • Problem solving by groups and decision making: building of cross-functional task force teams for product development or crisis management

(according to Grant, 1996)

conclusion future research
Conclusion & futureresearch
  • Cross-functional integration can improve the understanding for (internal and external) SSCM information
  • Learning to speak a common language across the supply chain with regard to sustainability information
  • Different mechanisms for information and knowledge transfer
  • Award systems might help to foster such cross-functional integration
  • Further research on
    • What are similarities and differences of environmental, social, and economic related information in the internal and external supply chain?
    • Who are the employees and organizations which exchange information?
    • In which structure and culture do they act?
slide11

Thankyou

verymuchforyourattention

Dorli Harms

Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)

Leuphana University Lüneburg

Germany

Tel. +49 (0)4131 677-2248

dharms@uni.leuphana.de

references
References
  • Carter, C.R.; Ellram, L.M.; Ready, K.J. (1998): Environmental Purchasing. Benchmarking Our German Counterparts. In: Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 34, No. 4, 28–38.
  • Carter, C.R. & Rogers, D.S. (2008): A framework of sustainable supply chain management. Moving toward new theory. In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 38, No. 5, 360–387.
  • Esper, T.L.; Ellinger, A.E.; Stank, T.P.; Flint, D.J. & Moon, M. (2010): Demand and Supply Integration. A Conceptual Framework of Value Creation Through Knowledge Management. In: Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Vol. 38, No.1, 5–18.
  • Galbraith, J.R. (1970): Environmental and Technological Determinants of Organizational Design. In: J.W. Lorsch & P.R. Lawrence (eds.): Studies in Organization Design. Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin and The Dorsey Press, 113–139.
  • Grant, R.M. (1996): Toward a Knowledge-Based Theory of the Firm. In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 17, Winter Special Issue, 109–122.
  • Harland, C.M. (1996): Supply Chain Management. Relationships, Chains and Networks. In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 7, Special Issue, S63–S80.
  • Hsu, C.-W. & Hu, A.H. (2008): Green supply chain management in the electronic industry. In: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2, 205–216.
  • Olson, E.M.; Walker, Or.C. Jr. & Ruekert, Robert W. (1995): Organizing for Effective New Product Development. The Moderating Role of Product Innovativeness. In: Journal of Marketing, Vol. 59, No. 1, 48–62.
  • Seuring, S. & Müller, M. (2008): From a Literature Review to a Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Supply Chain Management. In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 16, No. 15, 1699–1710.
  • Sveiby, K.-E. (2001): A knowledge-based theory of the firm to guide in strategy formulation. In: Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2, No. 4, 344–358.
  • Takeuchi, H. & Nonaka, I. (1986): The New New Product Development Game. In: Harvard Business Review. Vol. 23, No. 1, 137–146.
  • Thompson, J.D. (1967, 2003): Organizations in Action. Social Science Bases of Administrative Theory. 2. print, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
  • Turkulainen, V. (2008): Managing cross-functional interdependencies. The Contingent Value of Integration. Doctoral Dissertation Series 2008/8, Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. http/lib.tkk.fi/Diss/2008/isbn9789512295333 (April 11, 2011)