Supply chain management research methodology using quantitative models based on empirical data

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


Various papers have been published that define requirements for theory development in operations management or try to connect the knowledge generated along the different research lines. Here, we define the scope of supply chain management research and its relationship with operations management research. We show how quantitative model-driven research-especially under consideration of empirical data and simulation models-can be conducted in supply chain management research because this research type holds great potential for advancing theory. Furthermore, we illustrate our ideas via some selected research examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methodologies in Supply Chain Management
Subtitle of host publicationIn Collaboration with Magnus Westhaus
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherPhysica-Verlag HD
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783790816365
ISBN (Print)9783790815832, 3790815837
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Empirical Data
  • Quantitative Models
  • Simulation Models
  • Supply Chain Management

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