InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleConceptualising a new model for SSCM in the UK defence sector
Primary AuthorVictoria Stephens, University of South Wales
Other Author(s) Chris Lee; Jolyon Barrett
Pages 812 - 824
Article ID sdm14-051
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractThe paper aims to address the issue of achieving sustainable competitive advantage within the UK defence sector by improving supply chain performance. The paper looks at two defence sector change programmes, which have emerged in recent years with the aim of achieving sustainable competitive advantage through 1) quality management and 2) sustainable procurement practices. The study is conceptual and is based on an initial review of the literature and comparative content analysis of the two frameworks. A conceptual framework that integrates the two in order to achieve sustainable competitive advantage is proposed. The paper represents the first stage in a four-stage research study and the objectives and methodologies for subsequent stages are outlined.

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