A four-element framework for research on the composite materials supply chain

Ernesto Mastrocinque, Adrian E Coronado Mondragon, Paul Hogg

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The composite materials industry is rapidly growing and is becoming increasingly complex, involving companies producing raw materials, semi-finished materials, components, structures and OEMs. Furthermore, several industrial sectors are involved within the composites supply chain as aerospace, automotive, construction, marine, renewables among others. In academic/scientific literature, the analysis of the composite materials supply chain is scarce and only industrial reports are available. In such a scenario, there is a need to investigate the composite materials sector in order to better understand the supply chain behaviour and allow companies to make better decisions for the future. This paper introduces a conceptual framework for research-ers to analyse the composite materials supply chain based on product characteristics, agile and lean practices, green practices and firm performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Technology, Engineering Education and Engineering Management
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Technologies, Engineering Education and EngineeringManagement (ETEEEM 2014), Hong Kong, 15-16 November 2014
EditorsDeyao Tan
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781315683157
ISBN (Print)9781138027800
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2015
EventIEEM 2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 15 Nov 2014 → …


ConferenceIEEM 2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Period15/11/14 → …

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