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 3: Assessing the Global Environment
Assessing the Global Environment
The current trend toward the globalization of supply chains renders many managers confused as to what globalization really means. Often, the term is little more than a battleground of semantics, of little value to the individual tasked with managing value creation and cost reduction ...