Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Michael Quayle (University of Glamorgan, UK)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-899-4.ch005


If your international supply chain management is the weakest link in your organisation, your board or chief executive will say good-bye — without a winking eye. How do you know your supply chain in the age of globalisation and internationalisation is effective? Literature in its many forms contains a lack of clarity and completeness in the how to’s of implementation. This chapter covers the nuts and bolts of what’s required and what can go wrong. I’ve been there, seen it, done it and didn’t get fired. Reality, therefore, pervades this chapter. Within this chapter, I will explore definitions and concepts of logistics and supply chain management, including the value chain, logistics management, global sourcing, and the bullwhip effect. Illustrations will be taken from the private and public sector along with a suggested interlock strategy.

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