Project Teams as a Supply Chain Integration Tool

Agnieszka Jagoda, Tomasz Kolakowski, Jakub Marcinkowski
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 2, 1160-1177, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1934


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to confirm that inter-functional or inter-organizational project teams are one of the supply chain integration tools. Design/Methodology/Approach: A theoretical framework is based on the identification of issues and trends discussed in the literature on the subject grouped in two scientific bases: Scopus and Web of Science. The empirical framework analysis of the research data through statistical analysis has been used. Findings: Cross-functional and cross-organizational teams’ improvement may enable companies to develop stronger relationships with members of their supply chain, which will affect its integration. Practical Implications: The presented findings and associated theoretical framework offer useful new insights regarding the process of supply chain integration and an opportunity for future research. A more in-depth analysis may also be conducted regarding supply chain integration levels. Originality/value: The paper is among the first to focus the role of inter-functional or inter-organizational project teams on supply chain integration process. While the structuring of integrated “hard” supply chain flows is well established, much less is understood concerning the contribution of such “soft” areas

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