To satisfy consumer demands co-ordination between member organisations of a supply chain is necessary. Various co-ordination mechanisms exist, like standardisation of products or processes, quality management systems, chain integrators, or inter-organisational information systems. In this paper we will investigate which type of co-ordination mechanisms are suitable to use in connection with particular quality choices. Our approach is tested for two rather different pork chains in The Netherlands: one large, open, chain, and one small, closed, chain. A research agenda is proposed for investigating similar relationships in other chains in Europe. By relating such relationships to performance cross-border knowledge exchange and learning is made possible. The work is part of the FP6 Integrated Project Q-Porkchains.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Lisbon, Portugal, 23 - 25 June, 2008|
|Editors||K-D Thoben, K.S. Pawar, R. Goncalves|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||ICE2008 - |
Duration: 23 Jun 2008 → 25 Jun 2008
|Period||23/06/08 → 25/06/08|