Different types/models of supply chain management and the various tools used for each


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The supply chain is a critical network that links organisations to their suppliers on the one hand and their customers, on the other hand, to ensure a specific product or service is delivered as desired. The supply chain field spans multiple branches and schemes, using the right models for the intended application is the key to an efficient working protocol.

I am a master student studying at Nottingham Trent University towards an MSc degree and conducting my thesis study. The research aims to compare the different supply chain models (i.e. Lean/Green/Resilient/Agile) that can be implemented by managers and highlight the areas of the supply network that requires further development or sub-topics of significance that would trigger interest for future research.

You are kindly requested to read through and answer a short questionnaire that would take a maximum of 20 minutes to give your opinion on the topic under investigation. All the collected information from the participants will not be disclosed by any means, and they will be used anonymously for the aforementioned research purposes only.

Participating in this study is of great significance to the advancement of the implemented practices in the realm of the supply chain.

Thank you for your time, it is highly appreciated

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thanks for sharing


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Re: Different types/models of supply chain management and the various tools used for

Types of Supply Chain Model:
-Ajile Supply Chain Model:
The agile supply chain model is ideal for companies that manufacture products under customer specifications. This model is mostly used in industries characterized by unpredictable demand.

-Green Supply Chain Model:
Green Supply Chain Management is used to deliver product and services from suppliers, manufacturers to end customers through material flow, information flow, and cash flow in the context of the environment.

-Lean Supply Chain Model:
A Lean Supply Chain Model focuses on adding value to customers while identifying and eliminating waste in order to increase product flow and speed.

-Resilient Supply Chain Model:
Resilient Supply Chain Model focuses on designing your business and supply chain to quickly bounce back from disruptions. The goal is to improve your ability to recover from a disruption by identifying areas of potential risk and maintaining living models.


Pardon me for not checking the questionnaire because I respect myself not to be a tool of someone else. This is a forum and I’d say it’s all right if you are needing information. But to present us with a questionnaire that means you are getting a free ride. Anyway, I agree that the supply chain company is a sort of mediator between the supplier and the end user. That is reason enough why it becomes tricky when it comes to management because of the differences in approach of the supplier and the customer.


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Supply Chain Management has different models that have the same goals, the same methods but have different applications for different businesses.
Here's a list of these models:
 Continuous flow model - offers stability in high demand situations
 Fast chain model - ideal for manufacturers that manufacture trendy products with short life cycles
 Efficient chain model - best for businesses in very competitive markets
 Custom configured model – providing custom configurations during assembly and production
 Agile model - for companies that deal in speciality order items
 Flexible model - offers businesses the freedom to meet high demand peaks and manage long periods of low volume movement
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