This work presents a comprehensive model of supply chain management. Experienced executives from 20 companies clearly define supply chain management, identifying those factors that contribute to its effective implementation. They provide practical guidelines on how companies can manage supply chains, addressing the role of all the traditional business functions in supply chain management and suggest how the adoption of a supply chain management approach can affect business strategy and corporate performance.

Risk Management

Risk management

“On paper it looks like a great return on investment without the risk issue. With the risk, who knows?” said a former senior vice president for global outsourcing and supply chain management operations of a leading manufacturing firm. This chapter addresses the concerns reflected in this quote, which are shared by many ...

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