Flexible management of logistics in response to turbulent oil prices: case of a European paint producer

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Piranfar, Hosein and Segbert, Andre 2006. Flexible management of logistics in response to turbulent oil prices: case of a European paint producer. International Journal of Business Environment. 1 (3), pp. 280-300.
AuthorsPiranfar, Hosein and Segbert, Andre
Abstract

How can flexible logistics improve performance in a turbulent world when volatile customer demand and rising oil prices require responsive operations? This paper seeks an answer for this question in the field of control management in J.W. Ostendorf, a European paint company. Until recently logistics had been largely farmed out and paid for as required. It had no or little role in business policy. The new business environment, however, requires that all organisational sectors flow in concert with the corporate objectives. A flexible logistics guided by an independent budgeting based on real costs expectations is offered as a solution. Major changes in information systems is assumed to contribute substantially to this effort.

Keywordsbusiness environment; flexibility; flexible management; logistics; oil prices; operations management; performance; strategic management
JournalInternational Journal of Business Environment
Journal citation1 (3), pp. 280-300
ISSN1740-2875
Year2006
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBE.2006.010925
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/233
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Print2006
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Deposited05 Aug 2009
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Piranfar, H., Segbert, A. (2006) ‘Flexible management of logistics in response to turbulent oil prices: case of a European paint producer’ International Journal of Business Environment 1 (3) 280 - 300.

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