Tourism Supply Chains
I believe that supply chain management (SCM) knowledge is essential for the tourism sector. However tourism is unique and way different from the sectors where SCM was originated from i.e., manufacturing. Hence to apply SCM to the tourism sector, research on Tourism Supply Chain Management is needed. I believe that my PhD research will be one of the key contribution to the application of SCM in the tourism sector. My PhD thesis aims to find how supply chain collaboration impact firm’s performance in the tourism sector, using data from Thai tourism supply chains.
Source: Piboonrungroj, P. and Disney, S.M. 2009. Tourism Supply Chains: A Conceptual Framework. PhD Network Conference, Nottingham, UK. 1-3 July, pp.132-149.
There are three step to identify the tourism supply chain.
1. Scoping the Tourism industry
2. Defining Supply Chain Management
“Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers, and customers. In essence, supply chain management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.”