This paper analyses some relevant supply chain management issues for Italian firms operating in the footwear industry. The analysis is carried out on representative firms, located in a specialized regional district with a high density of shoe manufacturing companies. Companies were experiencing substantial problems in the management of supplier relationships, as well as in the commercial/distributive channel. Specifically, synchronization issues in the logistics pipeline were weakening firms’ lead time performances. The case study presented strives to highlight the critical points in the set up of the supply chain management programme, as well as the main results obtained. The case study also shows that the adoption of tailored Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools has the potential to save significant lead time in supplier/buyer relationships. From the case study, generalities can be drawn and transferred to the footwear industry.

Lead time reduction through ICT application in the footwear industry: A case study / Bertolini, M.; Bevilacqua, M.; Bottani, E.; Rizzi, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0925-5273. - 110:1-2(2007), pp. 198-212. [10.1016/j.ijpe.2007.02.016]

Lead time reduction through ICT application in the footwear industry: A case study

Bertolini M.;Bottani E.;
2007

Abstract

This paper analyses some relevant supply chain management issues for Italian firms operating in the footwear industry. The analysis is carried out on representative firms, located in a specialized regional district with a high density of shoe manufacturing companies. Companies were experiencing substantial problems in the management of supplier relationships, as well as in the commercial/distributive channel. Specifically, synchronization issues in the logistics pipeline were weakening firms’ lead time performances. The case study presented strives to highlight the critical points in the set up of the supply chain management programme, as well as the main results obtained. The case study also shows that the adoption of tailored Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools has the potential to save significant lead time in supplier/buyer relationships. From the case study, generalities can be drawn and transferred to the footwear industry.
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Lead time reduction through ICT application in the footwear industry: A case study / Bertolini, M.; Bevilacqua, M.; Bottani, E.; Rizzi, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0925-5273. - 110:1-2(2007), pp. 198-212. [10.1016/j.ijpe.2007.02.016]
Bertolini, M.; Bevilacqua, M.; Bottani, E.; Rizzi, A.
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