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Supply chain uncertainty : a review and theoretical foundation for future research. / Simangunsong, Eliot Sation; Hendry, Linda; Stevenson, Mark.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 16, 2012, p. 4493-4523.

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Simangunsong, ES, Hendry, L & Stevenson, M 2012, 'Supply chain uncertainty: a review and theoretical foundation for future research', International Journal of Production Research, vol. 50, no. 16, pp. 4493-4523. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2011.613864

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Simangunsong, Eliot Sation ; Hendry, Linda ; Stevenson, Mark. / Supply chain uncertainty : a review and theoretical foundation for future research. In: International Journal of Production Research. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 16. pp. 4493-4523.

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