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 28: Supply Chain Innovation
Supply Chain Innovation
What is innovation and why do firms pursue it? We ought to address this question before discussing supply chain innovation specifically. Innovation can be viewed from a narrow or a broad perspective. Innovations can be radical and new to the world or incremental and innovative only to one user. The tendency is to think ...