Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for Effective Management

Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for Effective Management

Ephrem Eyob (Virginia State University, USA) and Edem G. Tetteh (Virginia State University, USA)
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Release Date: March, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 335
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0246-5
ISBN13: 9781466602465|ISBN10: 1466602465|EISBN13: 9781466602472
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Description:

Global supply chain has continued to gain great attention in recent decades due to globalization and economic policies by companies striving to gain bigger market share and countries that make every effort for a freer trade. The concept of supply chain has evolved progressively over time, from simple supplier systems with one or two suppliers to global chains with complex networks of suppliers, vendors, warehouses, manufacturers, shippers, wholesalers, and/or retailers.

Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for Effective Management provides insights and support executives, middle managers, and practitioners concerned with the management of supply chain with expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational management development in different types of industries. The book is a collection of knowledge that will assist researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners in enhancing their understanding of global supply chain management and solutions applied.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Decision Analysis and Methods
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
  • Engineering Education and Training
  • Global Manufacturing and Management
  • Human Factors
  • Information Processing and Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Production Planning and Control
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Overall, the sixteen chapters provide strength and quality to this book for supply chain professionals, information science and technology researchers, and also decision makers in the quest of obtaining greater understanding of the concepts, issues, problems, trends, challenges, and opportunities related to this field of supply chain. It is the sincere hope of the editors of this book that this publication and its vast amount of information will assist researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners in enhancing their understanding of global supply chain management and solutions applied. The editors anticipate their audience will enjoy reading this book.

– Ephrem Eyob (Virginia State University, USA) Edem G. Tetteh (Virginia State University, USA)
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Ephrem Eyob is a professor in the Department of Technology in the Logistics Program at Virginia State University. Prior to that he was professor and chair for the Department of Computer Information Systems, school of business, at the same university. His research interest is in information systems and supply chains areas primarily in Web based functional integration, ERP applications, business intelligence, optimization of supply chain networks, and information technology applications in supply chains. He served as the guest editor for the International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Economics Management and Services and edited two books. Currently, he is serving as a member of the editorial board member for six journals. He has published over one hundred refereed articles, book chapters and proceedings in major journals and conferences
Edem G. Tetteh is an Associate Professor and Assistant Vice President for Academics at Paine College. He has previously held a faculty position in the Industrial and Logistics Technology program in the Department of Technology at Virginia State University. He received his BS degree in Manufacturing Systems and his MS degree in Industrial Engineering both from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He received his PhD degree in Technology from Purdue University-West Lafayette. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and The Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Dr. Tetteh has received several awards such as Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Who’s Who among Universities and Colleges Award, Best Ergonomics Paper Award at the IIE Conference in 2004, and Purdue University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • E.W. Carzini, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • MarK Holtzer, Rutgers University, USA
  • Laoucine Karbache, HEC, Paris France
  • Adela  Lau, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Nagbédjo Bigou-Lare, Universite de Lome, Togo
  • Niaz Latif, Purdue University, USA
  • Pena Leticia, University of Wisconsin, USA, 
  • Ben Uwakweh, North Carolina A &T University, USA
  • Véronique Nabelsi, Université du Québec, Canada  
  • Selma Regina Martinis Oliveria, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Ago Quaye, American University of Nigeria Yola, Nigeria