As globalization and internationalization efforts intensify, companies are faced with even greater challenges to manage the supply chain of their products and services, including political, environmental, economic, social, and technological uncertainties.
Having knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain Management (SCM) can aid companies to increase competitiveness within their global supply chain network.
This book offers a wide range of theories and constructs that are at the core of SCM, such as inter-organizational relationships, information systems, distribution, production, innovation, procurement, sustainability, service, measurement systems, strategy, planning, and more. There are illustrative cases to portray how companies deal with particular supply chain management issues.
This new 4th edition has been updated with recent changes in concepts, technology and practice.