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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. See HBR December 2004 Issue

Douglas M. Lambert, A. Michael Knemeyer and John T. Gardner, "Developing and Implementing Partnerships in the Supply Chain," Chapter 15, in Douglas M. Lambert, Editor, Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance, Fourth Edition, Sarasota, FL: Supply Chain Management Institute, 2014, pp. 275-301. See the Supply Chain Management Institute

Douglas M. Lambert, Margaret A. Emmelhainz and John T. Gardner, "Building Successful Logistics Partnerships," Journal of Business Logistics , Vol. 20, No. 1 (1999), pp. 165-181. See the Journal of Business Logistics

Douglas M. Lambert, A. Michael Knemeyer and John T. Gardner, "Supply Chain Partnerships: Model Validation and Implementation," Journal of Business Logistics , Vol. 25, No. 2, (2004) pp. 21-42. See the Journal of Business Logistics

Douglas M. Lambert, "The Collaboration Framework" Chapter 16, in Douglas M. Lambert, Editor, Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance, Fourth Edition, Sarasota, FL: Supply Chain Management Institute, 2014, pp. 305-316. See the Supply Chain Management Institute