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Abstract The UK Retail Grocery and Construction industries are at very different stages in their supply chain management development Collaborative Planning is seen as a key approach in integrating the supply chain to improve efficiency It has been widely deployed within the retail sector although there are barriers to its adoption into the construction industry a less formalised approach could be successful The Agile approach focuses on delivering customer value through development of a flexible supply chain This is applicable to the UK Construction industry and could help deliver more customer choice efficiently Collaborative planning is seen very much as part of developing an Agile Supply Chain For Global deployment both approaches are applicable depending on the environment and how they can be adapted Contents Introduction2 Aims2 The Models2 Collaborative PlanningCollaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment2 Agile Supply Chain Principles2 Industry Issues3 Benefits and Barriers3 Industry Implications4 Approach Comparison5 Conclusion5 References6 Introduction This comparative review analyses two studies of supply chain management Collaborative Planning in the UK Retail Grocery Market and Creating Agile Supply Chain Strategies for the Specialist Engineering Industries Both studies are based in the UK but focus on very different industries This review will contrast the approaches and their merits look at the implementation issues and show what implications there is for both industries and global business Aims Parsons focuses on the implementation and impact of collaborative planning in the UK retail grocery industry through a review of relevant literature and industry survey and analysis of two case studies His aim is to measure the perceived success of this approach and its adoption In the second paper Peck Juttner and Christopher propose a research project to explore how agile supply chain principles could be appropriate to the UK construction industry Due to the difference in research content between the papers proposal against completed research our comparative analysis will focus on the models proposed within the context of the
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