Supply chain performance measures and metrics: a bibliometric study

Deepa Mishra, Angappa Gunasekaran, Thanos Papadopoulos, Rameshwar Dubey

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the existing literature on supply chain performance measures and metrics (PMMs). It provides a critical evaluation of 234 articles published in past 24 years. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines the studies published from 1991 to 2014 by adopting the bibliometric technique of citation and co-citation analysis. Findings: The analysis of the results indicate that the number of articles on supply chain PMMs is increasing at its fastest pace in the past few years. Furthermore, the study identifies some of the most influential articles on performance measurement and metrics. Finally, it concludes that there has been a transition from traditional to more sophisticated performance measurement system. Research limitations/implications: This study focuses only on supply chain performance measurement and metrics and excludes research on performance management and control. Thus, researchers may explore and extend this area of research. Originality/value: To the knowledge of the authors, this is the first study to review the literature on supply chain PMMs by using citation and co-citation analysis. The study includes 234 articles over the time of 24 years (1991-2014).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)932-967
Number of pages36
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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