Weather and supply chain performance in sport goods distribution

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_8418ABD75528
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Weather and supply chain performance in sport goods distribution
Périodique
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management
Auteur(s)
Appelqvist P., Babongo Bosombo F., Chavez-Demoulin V., Hameri A.-P., Niemi T.
ISSN
0959-0552
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
44
Numéro
2
Pages
178 - 202
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Purpose
- The purpose of this paper is to study how variations in weather affect demand and supply chain performance in sport goods. The study includes several brands differing in supply chain structure, product variety and seasonality.
Design/methodology/approach
- Longitudinal data on supply chain transactions and customer weather conditions are analysed. The underlying hypothesis is that changes in weather affect demand, which in turn impacts supply chain performance.
Findings
- In general, an increase in temperature in winter and spring decreases order volumes in resorts, while for larger customers in urban locations order volumes increase. Further, an increase in volumes of non-seasonal products reduces delays in deliveries, but for seasonal products the effect is opposite. In all, weather affects demand, lower volumes do not generally improve supply chain performance, but larger volumes can make it worse. The analysis shows that the dependence structure between demand and delay is time varying and is affected by weather conditions.
Research limitations/implications
- The study concerns one country and leisure goods, which can limit its generalizability.
Practical/implications
- Well-managed supply chains should prepare for demand fluctuations caused by weather changes. Weekly weather forecasts could be used when planning operations for product families to improve supply chain performance.
Originality/value
- The study focuses on supply chain vulnerability in normal weather conditions while most of the existing research studies major events or catastrophes. The results open new opportunities for supply chain managers to reduce weather dependence and improve profitability.
Mots-clé
Weather, Demand variation, Seasonal products, Supply chain management and performance
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