Comprehensive framework for the development of a supply chain strategy

C. Martínez-Olvera, D. Shunk

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Current competition among companies is fought through their supply chains. As the performance of the supply chain depends not only on manufacturing and marketing attributes, it becomes necessary to establish a framework upon which to develop a supply chain strategy. The paper presents the rationale and principles of a customer-product-process-resource (CPPR) framework for the simultaneous analysis of the business, supplier, manufacturing, planning, marketing and customer dimensions of a supply chain strategy. The originality of the CPPR framework is that it establishes a set of supply chain structural elements, that when put together determine the degree of alignment of a supply chain strategy. As the main objective of a supply chain strategy is to achieve customer satisfaction as an output of the supply chain operations, the CPPR framework becomes a realignment tool when used in combination with a realignment methodology, which is also presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4511-4528
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006


  • Customer order decoupling point
  • Order winners/qualifiers
  • Supply chain strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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