Innovative Quick Response Programs: A Review
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute of Textiles and Clothing
University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
February 1, 2010
The quick response (QR) supply chain system has received a great deal of attention in the recent past because of the advances in many new technologies such as RFID systems and mobile computing. Establishment of supply chain practices, such as collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR), and vendor managed inventory (VMI) has also contributed to the development of QR in industrial practice. In view of the growing importance of QR, we review a selection of papers in the supply chain management literature that focus on the innovative measures associated with QR. By classifying the literature into three major areas, namely, supply information management, demand information management, and values of information and supporting technologies, we derive insights into the current state of knowledge in each area, and identify some associated challenges. We also suggest future research directions. To conclude, we believe that this paper provides useful information which would motivate academicians as well as practitioners to effectively design, control, and implement QR programs.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 61
Keywords: Quick response, supply chain management, information management, advance demand information, multiple delivery modes, forecast updates
JEL Classification: M11working papers series
Date posted: February 1, 2010
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