Synopses & Reviews
Supply Chain Strategies: Customer Driven and Customer Focused highlights the main challenges facing organizations wanting to select, design and implement successful supply chain strategies in an increasingly global and competitive environment. The text features discussion questions at the end of each chapter to promote learning, and numerous industry examples to ilustrate key concepts within chapters.
Each chapter discusses the issues in relation to previous literature, contemporary practices and the lesson to be learned from different industries where successful management of supply chains has improved organizational and industry level profitability. The text includes a number of industry examples, thereby giving a wide-ranging approach to the topic.
* Provides an original, market-driven approach to supply chain strategy
* Features learning outcomes and a summary for each chapter
* Uses vignettes throughout to illustrate key points
Strategic Supply Chain Management demonstrates how organizations must take strategic decisions in order to manage their supply chains to sustain competitiveness in the global economy.
Whereas many textbooks on supply chain management focus on purchasing and operations, this new edition of Tony Hines' text focuses upon the direction-setting and efficient resource-allocation that organizations need to provide in order to satisfy their customers. Overcoming tensions between political, economic, technological, ethical and environmental considerations is shown to be vital to ensure a sensible strategy for managing the supply chain.
This impressive text makes the most of integrated case studies to show how strategic thinking and supply chain management play out in the real world. As such, the book is ideal for courses on supply chain management - especially those which require a strategic element.