Current Research - Partnerships
Supply Chain Partnership Research
Many executives are developing supply chain partnerships in an attempt to reduce costs, improve services, and gain competitive advantage. While partnerships can be beneficial, they are not appropriate in all situations. This research provides a model which can be used to determine whether a partnership is warranted, and if so, how close of a partnership is warranted.
For more information see:
Douglas M. Lambert and A. Michael Knemeyer, "We're In This Together," Harvard Business Review , Vol. 82, No. 12 (2004), pp. 114-122. Reprinted in, "21st Century Supply Chain Collection," Harvard Business Review (2004), pp. 55-64.
Douglas M. Lambert, A. Michael Knemeyer and John T. Gardner, "Developing and Implementing Partnerships in the Supply Chain," Chapter 14, in Douglas M. Lambert, Editor, Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance, Third Edition, Sarasota, FL: Supply Chain Management Institute, 2008, pp. 255-282.
Journal of Business Logistics , Vol. 25, No. 2, (2004) pp. 21-42.