Investigating Supply Chain Cooperation in Finnish Grocery Retail

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This paper explores how a cooperative approach to supply chain management
enhances supply chain performance under fluctuating demand and uncertainty
in the grocery retail sector. The exploratory and qualitative empirical study com-prises a two-echelon case study of a Finnish grocery retail supply chain focussing on a grocery wholesaler and its tier 1, small retail customers. Interviews were conducted with key respondents at both echelon levels and it was found that cooperation can be a useful and successful technique to reduce costs and improve supply chain performance in a volatile and uncertain demand context. A list of enablers and barriers for supply chain cooperation were developed to guide practitioners and there is a brief discussion of this study ’s implications for Poland.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalResearch Journal of the University of Gdańsk : Transport Economics and Logistics
Pages (from-to)19-34
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


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