Integration of Global Supply Chain Management with Small to Mid-Size Suppliers

Integration of Global Supply Chain Management with Small to Mid-Size Suppliers

Asghar Sabbaghi (Indiana University South Bend, USA) and Ganesh Vaidyanathan (Indiana University South Bend, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-939-7.ch125
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a conceptual insight and an integrated framework to global supply chain management through strategic aspects of business philosophy as it pertains to the small- to mid-sized supplier. Primary consideration is given to characteristics of the integrated supply chain and the necessity of adaptation in managing the supply chain in order to attain competitive advantage. A review of the current literature and an analysis of the supply chain in changing global markets emphasize the relative importance of strategically managing the supply chain process given the limited resources of the small- to mid-sized firm. It is argued that

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