Six pathways to achieving a seamless supply chain
Many academics report that supply chain excellence is still rare, and that guidance is missing on how supply chain integration is achieved in practise. A conceptual model has been developed presenting six distinct pathways to supply chain integration. This exploratory research utilised four longitudinal case studies to test the developed conceptual model. The findings highlight that the pathway to supply chain integration is indeed not a single. Companies are taking various, organizational specific, roots to achieve the seamless supply chain.