|Title||Quality and co-ordination in supply chains - The case of pork chains in the Netherlands|
|Author(s)||Wognum, Nel; Wever, Mark|
|Source||In: 2008 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008. - Lisbon, Portugal : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - ISBN 9780853582441|
|Event||Lisbon, Portugal : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - ISBN 9780853582441 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008, Lisbon, 2008-06-23/2008-06-28|
|Department(s)||Business Management & Organization|
|Publication type||Contribution in proceedings|
|Keyword(s)||information systems - quality management - supply chain governance - Supply chain integration|
To satisfy consumer demands co-ordination between member organisations of a supply chain is necessary. Various co-ordination mechanisms exist, like standardisation of products or processes, quality management systems, chain integrators, or inter-organisational information systems. In this paper we will investigate which type of co-ordination mechanisms are suitable to use in connection with particular quality choices. Our approach is tested for two rather different pork chains in The Netherlands: one large, open, chain, and one small, closed, chain. A research agenda is proposed for investigating similar relationships in other chains in Europe. By relating such relationships to performance cross-border knowledge exchange and learning is made possible. The work is part of the FP6 Integrated Project Q-Porkchains.