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.
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/10.1108/13598549810215414Download as .RIS
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