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 Volume 5, Issue 2 (February 2018), Pages: 19-24


 Original Research Paper

 Title: A uniform supply chain management framework for oil and gas sector: A preliminary review

 Author(s): Adel Alhosani *, Shafie Mohamed Zabri


 Faculty of Technology Management, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

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The multidisciplinary nature of the oil and gas sector makes Supply Chain Management (SCM) practices in this sector more complex. Moreover, lack of generic model/framework results in lack of sharing knowledge, training, proper model or framework, and add additional complexities to SCM in oil and gas sector. Furthermore, the SCM knowledge of oil and gas sector is scattered in internet, books, thesis, journals papers, conference’s papers, online database, and organizations. It lacks the obvious structure to unify, facilitate, reuse, and manage that scattered knowledge. Thus, it receives little attention from researchers. Current researchers have not focused on fundamental and essential guidelines to establish a baseline for SCM in oil and gas sector. This paper identifies and proposes common SCM practices concepts in oil and gas sector to unify the view of SCM practices in the form of a conceptual framework that can be seen as a baseline for this domain. The framework will be validated and refined to assist as a representational layer to unify, facilitate, and expedite the access to SCM practices in oil and gas sector. The specific aims are to facilitate knowledge sharing, combining and matching different SCM activities according to the different situations. 

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 Keywords: Supply chain management, SCM practices, Oil and gas section

 Article History: Received 11 September 2017, Received in revised form 2 December 2017, Accepted 7 December 2017

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 Alhosani A and Zabri SM (2018). A uniform supply chain management framework for oil and gas sector: A preliminary review. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 19-24

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