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dc.contributor.authorAbernathy, Frederick
dc.contributor.authorDunlop, John T.
dc.contributor.authorHammond, Janice
dc.contributor.authorWeil, David
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-14T16:36:37Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationAbernathy, 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.issn0160-791Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2664285
dc.description.abstractThis 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.sponsorshipEngineering and Applied Sciencesen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0160-791X(99)00039-1en
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dc.subjectproduct proliferationen
dc.subjectinventory managementen
dc.subjectlean retailingen
dc.subjectshort-cycle manufacturingen
dc.subjectapparel and textile industriesen
dc.titleRetailing and Supply Chains in the Information Ageen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionVersion of Record
dc.relation.journalTechnology in Societyen
dash.depositing.authorAbernathy, Frederick
dash.embargo.until10000-01-01
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0160-791X(99)00039-1*
dash.contributor.affiliatedAbernathy, Frederick
dash.contributor.affiliatedHammond, Janice


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