An organisation‐level framework for the NZ food industry – its development and application

Kim Dorling (University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)
John Scott (University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)
Eric Deakins (University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To identify the key determinants of successful vendor managed inventory (VMI) and strategic supply chain relationships in the New Zealand (NZ) food industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The research primarily used action research, supported by a literature review, triangulation and case studies from other industries and countries.

Findings

Eight key factors impacting the success of organisation‐level VMI and strategic supply chain relationships were identified. These were integrated into a framework that provides a model for practitioners to follow when establishing VMI and strategic supply chain relationships in the NZ food industry.

Research limitations/implications

This research was conducted using action research in the NZ food industry. As a result, these research findings may need to be modified and further adapted before applying to less concentrated food industries in other countries.

Practical implications

Practical guidelines are provided for practitioners who wish to improve their organisation's supply chain activities through VMI and strategic supply chain relationships.

Originality/value

The key outcome was a working model that identifies the key determinants of successful VMI and strategic supply chain relationships in the NZ food industry, at an organisation‐level. A secondary outcome was the contribution to knowledge from an action research perspective.

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Citation

Dorling, K., Scott, J. and Deakins, E. (2005), "An organisation‐level framework for the NZ food industry – its development and application", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 35 No. 10, pp. 728-743. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600030510634580

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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