Retailing and Supply Chains in the Information Age

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Retailing and Supply Chains in the Information Age

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dc.contributor.author Hammond, Janice
dc.contributor.author Abernathy, Frederick
dc.contributor.author Dunlop, John T.
dc.contributor.author Weil, David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-14T16:36:37Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Abernathy, Frederick H., John T. Dunlop, Janice H. Hammond, and David Weil. 2000. Retailing and supply chains in the information age. Technology in Society 22(1): 5–31. en
dc.identifier.issn 0160-791X en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2664285
dc.description.abstract This article describes how information technologies have reconfigured retailing and in turn the operation of a core US manufacturing industry, apparel. “Lean retailers” exchange point-of-sales information with their suppliers and require them to replenish orders quickly based on actual sales. This shifts part of the risk arising from changing consumer tastes from retailers and onto suppliers. In response to this shift in risk, we argue that manufacturers must reshape planning methods, cost models, inventory practices, production operations, and sourcing strategies. We then show that suppliers that adopt comprehensive changes to their manufacturing processes perform better along a number of dimensions compared to firms that have not. en
dc.description.sponsorship Engineering and Applied Sciences en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0160-791X(99)00039-1 en
dash.license META_ONLY
dc.subject product proliferation en
dc.subject inventory management en
dc.subject lean retailing en
dc.subject short-cycle manufacturing en
dc.subject apparel and textile industries en
dc.title Retailing and Supply Chains in the Information Age en
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record
dc.relation.journal Technology in Society en
dash.depositing.author Abernathy, Frederick
dash.embargo.until 10000-01-01

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