Emphasis on Supply-Chain In Regional Strategy

Murphy, Liam
March 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Mar2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p24
Trade Publication
The purpose of this article has been to demonstrate how it is possible to appreciate the importance of regional strategy for supply chain development through the articulation of an appropriate analytical framework. Specifically regional development agencies had to provide a regional framework for economic development, skills and regeneration which will ensure better strategic focus in the region, a framework for delivering national and European programs and potentially government policy, and the basis for detailed action plans for the agency's own work. The main internal parameters that govern the supply relationships are higher commitment and loyalty to good suppliers through superior administrative coordination and incentive schemes and a credible threat to leave if demands are not met. The starting point in the development of vendor is the application of logistics. A simple scoring procedure using the criteria in this article indicates that the regional strategies developed by the Advantage West Midlands and the One North East are clearly geared towards supply chain development issues in their respective regions.


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