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The Behavioral SCM research group (Supply Chain Management Laboratory) provides a comprehensive methodology to develop, analyze and discuss the boundary spanning processes of partnering companies in the supply chain.

The main aim of the Behavioral SCM research group is to enhance organizational development and competitiveness of the participating supply chain partners. This is facilitated through a methodology which gathers participants of several companies of a supply chain in a dedicated environment that fosters experiential learning, joint decision making, and subsequent change management. The scmLAB constitutes in that sense a powerful tool for Supply Chain Innovation.

Complementary methodologies are based on the survey method and semi-structured interviews including the critical incident technique.

The Behavioral SCM research group was founded in 2007 with funding from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (“Proyecto Singular Estratégico: Globalog”, Reference: PSE-370500-2007-1). Projects so far have been carried out with: companies from Spain, the United States and Canada. Projects generally involve buying and supplying companies simultaneously.

Behavioral SCM Research Group

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  • Sáenz, M.J., Revilla, E. Desigual’s multi-stranded approach to omni-channel. Transitioning to an omni-channel supply chain undoubtedly brings many challenges for retailers. Supply Chain Management Review, May 2016
  • Knoppen, D., Johnston, D. and Sáenz M.J. Supply chain relationships as a context for learning leading to innovation., The International Journal of Logistics Management, 2015, Vol. 26, pp. 543 – 567
  • Chen, W., Kucukyazici, B, Verter, V. and Saenz, M.J. Supply Chain Design for Unlocking the Value of Remanufacturing Under Uncertainty. European Journal of Operational Research, 2015, Vol. 247 pp. 804-819
  • Sáenz, M.J., Ubaghs, E., Cuevas A.I., Enhabling Horizontal Collaboration Through Continuous Relational Learning. Nov 2014, Springer
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla E., Creating More Resilient Supply ChainsMIT Sloan Management Review, Summer issue, 2014
  • Revilla E. and Sáenz, M.J., Supply Chain Disruption Management: Global Convergence vs. National Specificity. Journal of Business Research Vol 67 (2014) pp 1123-1135. June 2014
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla E., Do You Have the Right Partners in Innovation?Supply Chain Management Review, March-April 2014.
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Koufteros, X. (Guest editors). Reviewing literature in supply chain management and logisticsSpecial issue call for papers for International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. Expected Publication 2014. (call for proposals)
  • Sáenz, M.J., Revilla, E., and Knoppen, D., Absorptive capacity in buyer-supplier relationships; empirical evidence of its mediating roleJournal of Supply Chain Management. Volume 50 (2), pp 18–40, April 2014.
  • Revilla E. and Sáenz, M.J., A taxonomy of Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies: Antecedents and Performance2013 Best Paper Award, International Decision Science Institute Conference 2013.
  • Revilla, E., Sáenz, M.J. and Knoppen, D., Towards an empirical typology of buyer-supplier relationships based on absorptive capacityInternational Journal of Production Research, 2013, 51(10), 2935-2951.
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla E., Case Study: Cisco Systems, inc., Supply Chain Risk Management. In Chuck Munson (Ed.), The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Financial Times Press, Winner of the Case Writing Award, 2013 by EFMD.
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla, E.. A Case Study in Proactive Risk Management. MIT Supply Chain Frontiers, 49. May 2013.
  • Sáenz, M.J.. Removing the Roadblocks to Horizontal Collaboration. MIT Supply Chain Frontiers, November 2012.
  • Sáenz, M.J.. Driving More Efficient Logistics Networks through Horizontal Collaboration. Supply Chain Management Review, October 2012.
  • Sáenz, M.J.. The Elements of Success, Part II. Driving More Efficient Logistics Networks through Horizontal Collaboration. Supply Chain Management Review, October 2012.
  • Sáenz, M.J.. Threats and Opportunities, Part III. Driving More Efficient Logistics Networks through Horizontal Collaboration. Supply Chain Management Review, October 2012.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. Internationalization of the supply chain. Alternatives in front of risks (in Spanish). Revista ICEX Internacionalización, 2012.
  • Revilla E., Knoppen D., Contextual Antecedents and Performance of Team Vision in Product Development, International Journal of Operations and Production ManagementVol. 32 (8) (2012) pp 911-931
  • Sáenz, M.J.. CO3 – Collaboration Concepts for Co-modality. ZLC Participating in Cutting Edge European Research. MIT Supply Chain Frontiers. December 2011.
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Knoppen, D.. Putting Supply Chain Innovation to Work. MIT Supply Chain Frontiers. December 2011 Issue.
  • Sáenz, M.J.. Share means cost reduction (in Spanish). Expansión, 16 Nov 2011.
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla E.. Supply chain disruptions: threats in Spain facing a global context (in Spanish). Revista LOGICEL (Centro Español de Logística). November 2011.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. What Is The Right Disruption Management For Your Supply Chain?. Forbes, October 2011.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. How do you manage supply chain disruptions? (in Spanish). America Economía, October 2011.
  • Knoppen D., Sáenz, M.J., Johnston, D., Innovations in a Relational Context: Mechanisms to connect Learning Processes of Absorptive CapacityManagement Learning Journal (JCR: 1.2), Volume 42 Issue 4. September 2011
  • Saenz M.J., Revilla E. y Knoppen D., Supply Chain Innovation through Organizational Compatibility: Mediating Role of Absorptive Capacity, finalist for the 2011 Chan Hahn Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference 2011. Published in the Best Paper Proceedings, August 2011
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. Challenges in supply chain disruptions (In Spanish). Estrategia, N. 6, 2011.
  • Knoppen D., and Saenz M.J., A New Line on PurchasingMIT Supply Chain Frontiers, Issue. March/April 2010 Issue
  • Saenz M.J., Lamban M.P., y Navarro E., Flexible Supply Chains: A Boost for Risk Mitigation?. In S.T. Ponis (Ed.), Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks: Implementing Supply Chain Principles, IGI Global, 2010
  • Knoppen D., Christiaanse E., Huysman M., Supply Chain Relationships: Exploring the Linkage between Inter-organisational Adaptation and LearningJournal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 16: 195-205, 2010
  • Saenz M.J., Building a Culture of FlexibilityMIT Supply Chain Frontiers, Issue,November/December 2009
  • Saenz M.J., Learning how to learnMIT Supply Chain Frontiers, Issue, September/October 2009
  • Sáenz M.J., Cano M.J., Experiential learning through simulation games: an empirical study.International Journal of Engineering Education, 25(2): 296-307, 2009
  • Saenz M.J., Supply chain management: strategic factor for competitivenessInternational Journal of Procurement Management, 2009 (ed.), 2(4): 339-345, 2009
  • Knoppen D., Sáenz M.J., Collaboration Stimulation through Supply Chain Simulation.International Journal of Procurement Management2(4): 403-414, 2009
  • Sáenz M.J., Hernandez M., García C., Logística y competitividad de las PYMEMinisterio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, 2007
  • Knoppen D., Christiaanse E., Supply Chain Partnering: a temporal multidisciplinary approach.Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, 12(2): 164-171. “Highly Commended Award” granted by Emerald Literati Network, 2007
  • Knoppen D., Christiaanse E., Interorganizational adaptation in Supply chains: a behavioral perspectiveInternational Journal of Logistics Management, 18(2): 217-237, 2007
  • Knoppen D., Dolan S.L., Díez-Piñol M., Bell R., A triangulation analysis of value congruency in corporate Spain: American dream or Spanish reality? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(3): 539-558, 2006
  • Knoppen D., Christiaanse E., A transformational lens on supply chain partnerships.[email protected]@gement: special issue on Interorganizational alliances and networks8(4): 145-165, 2005