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Managing supply chain uncertainty with emerging ethical issues. / Simangunsong, Eliot; Hendry, Linda Caroline; Stevenson, Mark.

In: International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 36, No. 10, 29.09.2016, p. 1272-1307.

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Simangunsong, E, Hendry, LC & Stevenson, M 2016, 'Managing supply chain uncertainty with emerging ethical issues', International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 1272-1307. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-12-2014-0599

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Simangunsong, E., Hendry, L. C., & Stevenson, M. (2016). Managing supply chain uncertainty with emerging ethical issues. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 36(10), 1272-1307. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-12-2014-0599

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Simangunsong E, Hendry LC, Stevenson M. Managing supply chain uncertainty with emerging ethical issues. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 2016 Sep 29;36(10):1272-1307. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-12-2014-0599

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Simangunsong, Eliot ; Hendry, Linda Caroline ; Stevenson, Mark. / Managing supply chain uncertainty with emerging ethical issues. In: International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 2016 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 1272-1307.

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