SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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RESPONSIVE STRATEGIES AND SUPPLY CHAIN DECISION-MAKING FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDUSTRY
Lisa Knoblauch, Joubert van Eeden, Reece Edwards

Last modified: 2016-09-19

Abstract


Efficient supply chains have been the order of the day for most wine cellars in South Africa. However, not all wineries can benefit from the same strategy. For some, a responsive supply chain strategy may be considered in order to provide better returns on investment. This paper aims to have a look at how supply chain strategy choice has an impact on the strategic and tactical business decisions of a winery. Furthermore, it investigates which trade-offs need to be made between performance metrics within ‘Inventory’ and ‘Sourcing’ as supply chain drivers and how this impacts decisions and strategy.

Keywords


Supply Chain, Strategy, Wine industry