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Article
Publication date: 12 March 2016

John Liebl, Evi Hartmann and Edda Feisel

Reverse factoring (RF) can generate win-win situations for buyers, banks and suppliers. However, the SCM literature generally tends to ignore financial influences and…

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Abstract

Purpose

Reverse factoring (RF) can generate win-win situations for buyers, banks and suppliers. However, the SCM literature generally tends to ignore financial influences and accounting support structures. Research in the area of reverse factoring is relatively new and considerably fragmented. To address this research gap this paper provides an analysis of the objectives, antecedents and barriers of implementation.

Design/methodology/approach

The study contributes fundamental new insights derived from eleven case studies. 28 interviews were conducted from the perspective of buyers, banks and suppliers and analyzed regarding influencing factors of different RF approaches.

Findings

Reverse factoring predominantly is used to extend days payable outstanding (DPO). However, secondary objectives such as the reduction of supplier default risk and process simplifications also play an important role. The number of integrated suppliers, dependence of suppliers on their buyers, spread between internal refinancing and RF costs and the diversity of target agreements strongly influence these objectives and therefore the configuration of RF solutions.

Originality/value

Most studies fall short of exploring the mechanism of reverse factoring from all of the different perspectives of buyers, banks and suppliers. This approach allows new insights regarding prerequisites and different motivations behind RF.

Details

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 46 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

Article
Publication date: 1 July 2014

Nils-Ole Hohenstein, Edda Feisel and Evi Hartmann

With today's increasing globalization and associated growing demand for talented supply chain managers, human resource management (HRM) in supply chain management (SCM…

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Purpose

With today's increasing globalization and associated growing demand for talented supply chain managers, human resource management (HRM) in supply chain management (SCM) has emerged as a top priority for firms. However, a thorough analysis of HRM issues in SCM research has not been made so far. To address this gap this paper provides a systematic and comprehensive literature review. The purpose of this paper is threefold: to analyze HRM/SCM issues published in leading SCM journals, to identify different HRM research streams in the SCM literature and to propose areas for future research.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper employs a systematic literature review methodology. The selected journal articles are categorized on the basis of an analytical framework that contains seven HRM/SCM research streams derived from the extant literature.

Findings

The systematic literature review indicates a growing focus on HRM/SCM issues in recent years, a trend that is predicted to continue. Additionally, the study findings show that research has primarily emphasized certain popular categories while other crucial ones lack analysis.

Originality/value

This paper presents a structured overview of 109 peer-reviewed articles published in leading academic journals from 1998 to 2014. The review structures extant HRM/SCM literature and highlights its critical importance in SCM research. Topical gaps in the literature are identified as areas for future research.

Article
Publication date: 2 March 2015

Nils-Ole Hohenstein, Edda Feisel, Evi Hartmann and Larry Giunipero

This paper provides a robust and structured literature review on supply chain resilience (SCRES), the supply chain’s ability to be prepared for unexpected risk events…

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Purpose

This paper provides a robust and structured literature review on supply chain resilience (SCRES), the supply chain’s ability to be prepared for unexpected risk events, responding and recovering quickly to potential disruptions to return to its original situation or grow by moving to a new, more desirable state. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the extant research through focussed questions and provide an insightful framework with propositions to guide further publications and identify future research needs.

Design/methodology/approach

The findings underlie a systematic literature review methodology requiring a robust method of literature analysis. The sand cone model is adopted to develop a comprehensive SCRES framework.

Findings

The literature review reveals a strong need for an overarching SCRES definition and a clear terminology for its building elements. It indicates that most research has been qualitative and lacks in assessing and measuring SCRES performance.

Originality/value

This paper contributes a structured overview of 67 peer-reviewed articles from 2003 to 2013 on an emerging area of supply chain research. The review formulates an overarching definition of SCRES, groups and synthesizes the various SCRES elements into proactive and reactive strategies for the ex-ante/ex-post disruption stage and illustrates SCRES measurement through performance metrics. It provides a comprehensive SCRES framework with propositions and indicates gaps in the literature to target for further development.

Details

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 45 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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