Assessment of supply chain readiness for transformation

Faisal Aqlan, Sarah S. Lam, Sreekanth Ramakrishnan

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In the era of accelerated change and increased competitiveness, readiness for transformation of supply chains is an important factor for their success. Understanding the significance of different improvement areas in the supply chain and the interactions among these areas is critical for successful transformation. This paper proposes a framework to assess supply chain readiness for transformation. The proposed framework consists of five main steps: identification, measurement, prioritisation, testing and implementation, and monitoring and control. The readiness factors are divided into two main categories: leading indicators (supplier, people, process, technology, leadership, and environment) and lagging indicators (customer and financial). The proposed framework is elucidated with an illustration and a case study from a high-end server manufacturing supply chain. Simulation-based analysis is conducted to test the improvement strategies before their implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-200
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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