The Antidote: Volume 2 Issue 5



Table of contents

The value chain's legacy

T Kippenberger

Suggests that firms in the same industry adopt differing approaches to products, distribution and organizational structures and that these differences, within similar…

The value chain: the original breakthrough

T Kippenberger

Alludes to the concept of the value chain — which was seen as a powerful tool enabling strategists to diagnose and enhance competitive strategy (first put forward in…

Apply lean thinking to a value stream to create a lean enterprise

T Kippenberger

Discusses how Womack and Jones' (1991) book, ‘The Machine that Changed the World’ found the gaps in productivity quality and time between Western and Japanese car firms…

A cola's cans long and weary journey

T Kippenberger

Investigates the production sequence of cola cans (and their contents) from the raw process of the liquid to the final filling and arrival at the warehouse of the…

Lean production in an international supply chain

T Kippenberger

Looks at globalization and lean production and their possible interaction. Depicts production as ‘a tightly coupled, flexible system’ centred on JIT (just‐in‐time…

The current state of European supply chain management

T Kippenberger

Elaborates on research carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to investigate supply chain management in Europe. Specifies the research report was based on…

Supply chain management in the Asia Pacific region

T Kippenberger

Chronicles research on supply chain management in the Asia Pacific region and distributed to the biggest companies in the area — 43 questionnaires were returned from 5…

Blending the supply chain into a cohesive business system

T Kippenberger

Evaluates the Five Partners Model (also known as the Flagship Model) that challenges traditional models of competition. States the flagship firm should consist of…

Do value constellations supersede value chains?

T Kippenberger

Declares that strategy helps firms prepare for the future as it allows managers to identify, and then take, opportunities to add value to their customers. Advocates that…

The story of IKEA

T Kippenberger

Spotlights IKEA (made up of Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, Elmtaryd, his home farm and Agunnaryd, his home village), the Swedish company and world's largest retailer of home…

Smart ideas (Smart cars)

T Kippenberger

Elaborates on smart designs in the automobile industry (spotlighting, in a panel, the Mercedes‐Benz Smart Car in detail) in many companies and across the world — such as…



Online date, start – end:

1996 – 2000

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Merged to become:

Strategy & Leadership