SUNConferences, Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering 2013

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A Conceptual Framework For The Analysis Of Supply Chain Risk Management In Small And Medium Manufacturing Enterprises In South Africa
Bernadette Patricia Sunjka, Bruno Emwanu

Last modified: 2013-06-25


Theory, frameworks, tools and techniques used to analyse Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises (SME) have often been designed for application in Large Enterprises. This is predominantly the case when it comes to Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). SMEs, however, particularly in South Africa, have unique characteristics and challenges, often vastly different from those of large enterprises. This provides the impetus for the development of SME specific frameworks that take these differences into consideration. This paper presents an initial attempt to bridge this theoretical gap through the development of a conceptual framework for the analysis of Supply Chain Risk Management in Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises in South Africa.

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