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.
Chapter 2: Global Supply Chain Management Strategy
Global Supply Chain Management Strategy
As we had mentioned in Chapter 1, the Supply Chain Research Group at the University of Tennessee (Mentzer 2004) defines supply chain management (SCM) as
the systemic, strategic coordination of the traditional business functions within a particular company and across businesses within the supply chain, ...