Organisational learning and lean supply relationships: the case of Apple Ireland

Brian Fynes (Lecturer in Operations Management, Graduate School of Business, University College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Antti Ainamo is at the Department of Management, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland)
Antti Ainamo (Department of Management, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Publication date: 1 June 1998

Abstract

Examines organisational learning in a lean supply arrangement between a multinational buyer and its local suppliers. Looks at how organisations learn and unlearn. Reviews buyer‐seller relationships. Presents a lean supply model that combines the essence of learning and buyer‐seller relationship literature. Uses as a case study the buyer‐seller relationships between the Irish subsidiary Apple Computer and two of its local suppliers. Discusses how the relationships represent co‐existence of competition and co‐operation.

Keywords

Citation

Fynes, B. and Ainamo, A. (1998), "Organisational learning and lean supply relationships: the case of Apple Ireland", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 96-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598549810215414

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.