A supply chain integration maturity model enabling contextualized supply chain integration maturity assessment
Talk title: A supply chain integration maturity model enabling contextualized supply chain integration maturity assessment
Speaker affiliation: Eduardo Israel is a Ph.D. candidate at the Chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the University of Münster, Germany. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina UFSC, Brazil. He acquired his master’s degree by focusing on supply chain management and logistics. Combining these areas of interest, Eduardo Israel is currently researching what, how, and to which extent supply chains can work in a more integrated way.
Talk abstract: Supply chain integration (SCI) has become relevant for both practitioners and academics. Despite the growing number of publications on the topic, scholars have recognized that the research findings remain fragmented. A major criticism is the lack of a common understanding between SCI dimensions, which hinders the development of more normative studies for guiding what, how, and to which extent supply chains can be integrated. Although SCI maturity models (MM) have been published and deliver significant contributions in that direction, there are still issues that should be solved. Firstly, current SCI-MMs are neither built on a solid theoretical foundation nor in cooperation with the industry. This might explain why most of them do not incorporate a well-defined assessment method along with best practices. Secondly, the same models mostly deliver general maturity assessment, although SCI is a context-specific construct, and organizations need guidance on their own maturation paths. By addressing these and other gaps, this talk presents a modular weighted-fuzzy SCI-MM that enables contextualized SCI maturity assessment and guidance.