A literature review of supply chain collaboration mechanisms and their impact on performance

Dung Ho*, Arun Kumar, Nirajan Shiwakoti

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article contributes a comprehensive literature review fulfilling the identified need for a systematic empirical study examining how well the mechanisms of supply chain collaboration (SCC) correspond with performance. A review of articles during the period of 2000–2017 reveals fundamental trends in adopted methodologies, scopes of SCC, and areas of performance. However, limited research focused on qualitative and simulation-based research in specific industries and geographic sections was found. A need for additional research on horizontal and internal collaboration, elements of power dependence in the relationship with performance, and the effects of SCC mechanisms on environmental and social performance was identified. This article contributes a maturity model for SCC that provides guidance to engineering managers to develop a roadmap for effectively implementing and improving the SCC process. The article suggests that engineering managers may benefit from examining case studies and the systems dynamics tool to explore how different collaboration levels lead to various performance outcomes in future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-68
Number of pages22
JournalEngineering Management Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Performance
  • Impact
  • Maturity
  • Literature Review


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