Research Note—Do Electronic Linkages Reduce the Bullwhip Effect? An Empirical Analysis of the U.S. Manufacturing Supply Chains

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleResearch Note—Do Electronic Linkages Reduce the Bullwhip Effect? An Empirical Analysis of the U.S. Manufacturing Supply Chains Author(S)Yuliang Yao (Author)
Abstract  The bullwhip effect is a major source of supply chain inefficiency. Whereas prior literature has identified a number of potential contributing factors and recommended such remedies as information sharing enabled by information technology (IT) or electronic linkage (EL), few studies have provided empirical support. We use industry-level data to examine whether EL use with buyer and supplier industries helps reduce the bullwhip effect as measured by inventory–demand variance ratio ...Paginationp1042 - 1055
SubjectManagementDescriptorsComputers Information technology
Journal TitleInformation Systems Research  
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