Decoupling of global supply chains: Drivers, constraints, and alternatives

Burkhart, Davide ; Bode, Christoph ; Peters, Kristian

Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2023
Book title: Supply management research : aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse 2023
Page range: 151-168
Conference title: 16th AWissenschaftliches Symposium „Supply Management“
Location of the conference venue: Mannheim, Germany
Date of the conference: 06.-07.03.2023
Publisher: Bode, Christoph ; Bogaschewsky, Ronald ; Eßig, Michael ; Lasch, Rainer
Place of publication: Wiesbaden
Publishing house: Springer Gabler
ISBN: 978-3-658-42634-7 , 978-3-658-42634-7
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Stiftungslehrstuhl für Procurement (Bode 2014-)
Subject: 650 Management
Abstract: Despite the growing discussions on supply chain decoupling, there is relatively little research about this strategy beyond reshoring discussions. Based on qualitative research, we investigate the strength of decoupling tendencies, their drivers, and constraints. The study indicates that major drivers of decoupling are an increased flexibility and shorter lead time, while the availability of suppliers is a major constraint. Further, although the drivers and constraints are similar, the results suggest that the two concepts–supply chain decoupling and reshoring–differ, as companies pursue those approaches with varying degrees of strength. In this regard, the findings also reveal a gap of political discussions and business practice. In conclusion, our exploratory study brings several important implications to purchasing and supply managers on decoupling considerations.

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