2010 6th World Congress on Services (2010)
July 5, 2010 to July 10, 2010
As a new type of management pattern, ”cluster supplychain” (CSC) can help SMEs to face the global challenges through all kinds of collaboration. However, a major challenge in implementing CSC is the gap between theory and practice in the field. The recent rapid commercialization and adoption of ”service” technologies has driven a process of transforming theory into practices. In an effort to provide a better understanding of this emerging phenomenon, this paper presents two key elements of cluster supply chain, including: an instanced model for cluster supply chain alliance (CSA), and the architecture of service supporting system. Cluster supply chain has propelled a structural change in buyers-intermediaries-sellers relationships, and accelerated internationalization of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Cluster Supply Chain, Cluster Supply Chain Alliance, Enterprise cooperation, Service System
B. Huang, X. Xue and T. Wang, "The Design and Implementation of Service System for Cluster Supply Chain," 2010 6th World Congress on Services(SERVICES), Miami, Florida, 2010, pp. 174-175.