Research and improvement of supply chain in the metallurgical industry


As the recent industrial situation is characterized by a growing global competition, decreasing product life cycles and increased levels of global outsourcing, among other challenges, the importance of supply chain integration between companies and its suppliers has become a critical factor for their survival in the international market. The way on how they arrange their supply networks to accomplish a flexible supply chain will define the future of modern enterprises. This article aims to explore Supply Chain Management in the Lithuanian metallurgical industry. More precisely, it will be focused on determining its supply chain and describing actual situation and relationships that affect it. Additionally, this paper looks to analyze the possible improvements that could be made in order to make it more efficient. In addition, to get an overview of the present supply chain in the metallurgical sector, a survey has been sent to a selection of metal-manufacturing companies inside Lithuania. The conducted survey-questionnaire represents the empirical research base for this study.

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Tiekimo grandinės tobulinimo galimybių tyrimas metalurgijos pramonėje


Augant pasaulinei konkurencijai, mažėjant produktų gyvavimo ciklams ir didėjant užsakomųjų paslaugų mastams gamybos pramonėje, tiekimo grandinės integracija tarp įmonių ir jos tiekėjų tampa vienu iš lemiamų veiksnių, įmonėms siekiant išlikti tarptautinėje rinkoje. Tai, kaip įmonės organizuoja savo tiekimo tinklus, siekdamos turėti lanksčią tiekimo grandinę, lems šiuolaikinių įmonių ateitį. Straipsnyje apžvelgiamas tiekimo grandinės valdymas Lietuvos metalurgijos pramonėje. Tiksliau, analizuojama dabartinė tiekimo grandinė ir jai įtakos turintys santykiai. Aptariami galimi patobulinimai, kurie galėtų pagerinti tiekimo grandinės efektyvumą. Dabartinei situacijai tiekimo grandinėje nustatyti buvo atlikta pasirinktų metalo apdirbimo įmonių Lietuvoje apklausa, kuri yra empirinio tyrimo pagrindas.

Reikšminiai žodžiai: tiekimo grandinės valdymas, metalurgijos pramonė, tiekimo grandinės integracija, Lietuvos metalo pramonės sektorius, strateginis bendradarbiavimas ir gamyba.

Keyword : Supply Chain Management, metallurgical industry, Supply Chain integration, Lithuanian metallurgical sector, strategic collaboration, and manufacturing

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Villanueva Fregoso, P. (2019). Research and improvement of supply chain in the metallurgical industry. Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania, 11.
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