Supply Chain Clustering: A New Paradigm
In this paper a new system has been presented a potential new paradigm called “Supply Chain Clustering” that could serve as a tool to identify factors that allow the articulation of dynamic competitiveness. The tendency towards flexible organization in production obliges companies as well as governments to adopt a systemic approach in which supply chain competencies are a strong differentiation factor.
Thus, logistics platforms must be seen as logistical elements that enable mitigating the global variability transmitted by different supply chains to the regions, and then, improve supply chain performance. They should also be considered as a coordination, and innovation element since they enable identifying the “best logistics practices” developed by the industrial cluster, which are susceptible of being standardized and propagated as “local” standard.
Keywords - Clustering , Supply Chain, Global Flow System, Co-production Relationship.