Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management

Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management

Chin-Kin Chan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) and H.W.J Lee (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Release Date: December, 2004|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 258
ISBN13: 9781591403036|ISBN10: 1591403030|EISBN13: 9781591403050|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-303-6

Description

In light of today's fast paced, globalized economy, there is an increasing need for organizations to produce products and utilize resources more effectively and efficiently. Moreover, the Information Age we are living in makes it almost impossible for any organization to stick to the traditional ways of doing business. Organizations with a better handle on their supply chains can gain a distinct competitive advantage in today's market place. As a result, supply chain management has become vital; not just for success, but for survival in this new economy. Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management examines this critical topic from all aspects. At the heart of the book is providing the tools and techniques for organizations to streamline their supply chain. From acquiring resources to distribution outlets, this book touches on all phases of the supply chain; giving readers the assets they need to obtain that important competitive advantage.

Reviews and Testimonials

This collection of articles by practitioners within the research area of supply chain management shows some of the breadth of models in use and details the considerations that go into this management. Importantly for practitioners working within the global economy, and for new researchers, references to many of the top names working successfully in this area are listed.

– Les Jennings, The University of Western Australia, Australia

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Chi Kin Chan is an assistant professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. in management science from Lancaster University, U.K. He has published in journals such as Transportation Research, Part B, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. His current research areas include inventory control, supply chain management, forecasting and optimization.
Heung Wing Joseph Lee obtained his BSc(Hons) and PhD in 1994 and 1997 respectively, from The University of Western Australia. His PhD degree was awarded with a "Distinction", an accolade that is rarely bestowed by the Board of Postgraduate Studies at The University of Western Australia. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is specializing in the computational studies of optimal controls and several other areas in operations research. He has published in Automatica, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (JOTA), and other reputable international journals.