Integrating Strategy and Tactics Across Multiple Business Units: The Supply Chain Solution 2000-01-1767
Members of supply chains face many conflicts between the efficient operation of the individual unit and the demands of membership in the supply chain. What is good for the Link isn't always good for the Chain. This paper addresses the conflicts and suggests sharing both risks and profits as a breakthrough solution that integrates tactics (the method of operations of the link) with strategy (the method of operations of the chain). Additional elements necessary to achieve the success are also discussed.