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Supply Chain Uncertainty: A Review and Theoretical Foundation for Future Research

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Supply Chain Uncertainty: A Review and Theoretical Foundation for Future Research. / Simangunsong, E; Hendry, L; Stevenson, M.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2010. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Simangunsong, E, Hendry, L & Stevenson, M 2010 'Supply Chain Uncertainty: A Review and Theoretical Foundation for Future Research' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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Simangunsong, E., Hendry, L., & Stevenson, M. (2010). Supply Chain Uncertainty: A Review and Theoretical Foundation for Future Research. (Management Science Working Paper Series). The Department of Management Science.

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Simangunsong E, Hendry L, Stevenson M. Supply Chain Uncertainty: A Review and Theoretical Foundation for Future Research. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2010. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Simangunsong, E ; Hendry, L ; Stevenson, M. / Supply Chain Uncertainty: A Review and Theoretical Foundation for Future Research. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2010. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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