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.

Global Supply Chain Security

Global supply chain security

Global supply chains are critical enablers of world trade, which increased by 10.3% in 2004 after a 4.5% increase in 2003 (The World Bank Group 2005; World Trade Organization 2004). Despite their importance, these lengthy, complex global supply chains are especially vulnerable to disruptions caused by a myriad ...

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