Theodore P. Stank
University of Tennessee
Supply chainBusinessMarketingOperations managementSupply chain management
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The digital advances in modern industry are accelerating changes in the broad social, economic, political and business environments within which supply chain management (SCM) is practiced. Given this extraordinary contextual upheaval, the conduct of research to identify, define, understand and explain how the digital revolution will impact key SCM concepts is imperative. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a theoretically grounded Digitally Dominant Paradigm (DDP) framework that demonstrat...
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#1Daniel A. Pellathy (GV: Grand Valley State University)H-Index: 2
#2Diane A. Mollenkopf (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 18
Last. Chad W. Autry (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 33
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#1Daniel A. Pellathy (GV: Grand Valley State University)H-Index: 2
#2Joonhwan In (LBSU: California State University, Long Beach)H-Index: 3
Last. Theodore P. Stank (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 34
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how a systematic application of middle-range theorizing, which pays particular attention to contexts and mechanisms, can be used to extend current knowledge on logistics customer service (LCS) in a number of critical areas. Design/methodology/approach The paper applies Stank et al.’s (2017) framework for middle-ranging theorizing in logistics to develop a research framework and agenda that can guide future LCS research. Results are generated thr...
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#1Theodore P. Stank (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 34
#2Daniel A. Pellathy (GV: Grand Valley State University)H-Index: 2
Last. John E. Bell (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 15
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Logistics has evolved from a description-based discipline to one based upon theoretical grounding from other business disciplines to define, explain, and understand complex interrelationships, resulting in the identification of the discipline's primary domain and major concepts—the “what's” of logistics. General theories, however, lack the domain specificity critical to understanding the inner workings within key relationships—the how's, why's, and when's—that drive actual outcomes. Middle-range...
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If an organization only makes incremental improvements, it should expect only incremental increases to its profits. More dramatic gains in profitability require a radical overhaul to high-level organizational thinking. Our research suggests that demand and supply integration offers one such pathway to creating a culture that recognizes that an organization cannot simultaneously be all things to all customers. Instead, demand and supply integration helps companies get ahead by enabling organizati...
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Nearly every organization today is expanding its global footprint, but many are discovering that not all regions are ready for global business. The EPIC framework provides a structure to help supply chain managers assess the readiness of global locations to support their supply chain operations.
#1Theodore P. Stank (University Of Tennessee System)H-Index: 34
#2Chad Autry (University of Bath)H-Index: 1
Last. David J. ClossH-Index: 3
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Many predictions were made in the growing field of supply chain management at the turn of the twenty-first century to establish the state of key concepts in the field as well as to motivate discussion, help guide resource allocation and implementation initiatives, and spark research to enhance understanding of many revolutionary supply chain management topics. The environment for supply chain activities has changed considerably since 2000, and many experts predict that even more significant chan...
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#1Ila Manuj (UNT: University of North Texas)H-Index: 10
#2Terry L. Esper (UA: University of Arkansas)H-Index: 18
Last. Theodore P. Stank (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 34
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A recent Deloitte study of 600 Supply Chain and C-Level executives revealed that 45% felt that their supply chain risk management programs were only somewhat effective or not effective at all, while a mere 33% used risk management approaches to proactively and strategically manage supply chain risk based on conditions in their operating environment. Using a two-method approach, the research summarized in this paper investigates the effectiveness of different supply chain risk management approach...
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#1Theodore P. StankH-Index: 34
#2J. Paul DittmannH-Index: 2
Last. Daniel A. PellathyH-Index: 2
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#1David M. Gligor (UMKC: University of Missouri–Kansas City)H-Index: 15
#2Mary C. Holcomb (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 11
Last. Theodore P. Stank (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 34
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Although agility has been identified as one of the most important issues of contemporary supply chain management, the theoretical basis for understanding supply chain agility is fragmented. This research addresses the gap related to the ambiguity surrounding the dimensions and definitions of firm supply chain agility by employing a multidisciplinary literature review to gain an in-depth understanding of agility. In addition, a comprehensive measurement instrument that draws on the foundations of...
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