INVESTIGATING SUPPLY CHAIN COOPERATION IN FINNISH GROCERY RETAIL

  • Jonatan Rantanen Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • David B. Grant Hull University Business School, UK
  • Wojciech Piotrowicz Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Abstract

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 comprises 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. 

Published
Dec 21, 2017
How to Cite
RANTANEN, Jonatan; GRANT, David B.; PIOTROWICZ, Wojciech. INVESTIGATING SUPPLY CHAIN COOPERATION IN FINNISH GROCERY RETAIL. Transport Economics and Logistics, [S.l.], v. 71, p. 19-33, dec. 2017. ISSN 2657-6104. Available at: <http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl/index.php/etil/article/view/122>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0010.5721.
Section
Modelling of logistics processes and systems (English version)