The service sector of the US economy has been gaining importance. As the service sector evolves, the study of service supply chain starts to gain attention. In this study, we conduct an exploratory review on the studies of manufacturing and service supply chains. We focus on the studies that explore the differences and commonalities between manufacturing and service supply chains. We combine operations management literature with supply chain studies in order to provide an interdisciplinary framework that brings up both the operational and strategic views on the management commonalities and differences between the two types of supply chains.
Ming Zhou, Taeho Park, and John Yi. "Commonalities and differences between service and manufacturing supply chains: Combining operations management studies with supply chain management" California Journal of Operations Management (2009): 136-143.