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2nd Edition

Managing Global Supply Chains

ISBN 9781138646681
Published December 8, 2016 by Routledge
488 Pages 134 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Starting from the concept that "there is no point driving a Ferrari in a traffic jam", Basu and Wright demonstrate the importance of good supply chain management in Managing Global Supply Chains. Building on the successful Total Supply Chain Management and incorporating the new challenges of globalisation, this book demonstrates the practical tools and techniques that add value, deliver cost reduction and improve customer satisfaction.

This new edition has been substantially revised and extended to include a holistic approach, incorporating the upstream suppliers and the downstream customers. Further updates to this edition include:

  • New chapters on e-business, emerging markets, sustainability and green issues, global supply chains for services and event management, retail management and major project management
  • A section of brand new case studies
  • A new companion website to support lecturers with their teaching

This book also provides comprehensive insight into lean and agile supply chains supported by tools, techniques and case examples.

Managing Global Supply Chains is a practical text with excellent coverage and is ideal for post-experience business students or learning professionals in supply chain management.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. The Role of Supply Chain as a Key Value Driver in Global Market 2. Why Global Supply Chain Management 3. Understanding Global Supply Chain Management and its Building Blocks Part II: Building Blocks of Global Supply Chain 4. Customer Focus and Demand 5. Resource and Capacity Management 6. Procurement, Purchasing and Supplier Focus 7. Inventory Management 8. Operations Management 9. Distribution Management Part III: New Demands and Trends 10. Supply Chain in Service Sectors and Non-Profit and Charity Organisations 11. Globalisation and Supply Chain in Emerging Markets 12. Digital Revolution and E-Supply Chain 13. Lean and Agile Supply Chain 14. Supply Chain in the Retail Sector 15. Sustainable Supply Chain 16. Supply Chain for Major Projects 17. Quantitative Analysis and Optimisation in Global Supply Chains 18. Supply Chain Strategies 19. Managing Supply Chain Risks Part IV: Integrating Supply Chain Management 20. Systems and Procedures 21. Sales and Operations Planning 22. Global Supply Chain Performance Management 23. Case Study Examples

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Ron Basu is Director of Performance Excellence Limited and a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at SKEMA Graduate School of Management, France.

J. Nevan Wright is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management and Operations Management and was formally MBA Director for the Auckland Institute of Studies and an Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.


'Global supply chains are complex and difficult to manage. Supply chain practitioners have to utilize a number of tools and techniques to effectively manage the chains. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of topics influencing the management of supply chains and highlights the challenges faced by global supply chains. An abundance of case examples and learning resources within this book will be extremely beneficial to students and academics.'

Prof. Samir Dani, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Huddersfield, UK


'Supply Chain Management (SCM) is critical to organisational success. In the modern economy increasing competition is between ecosystems compromising SCMs. This book offers an excellent insight into critical SCMs success factors and management challenges. It combines academic rigour with practical insights. It is well organised and written making it equally suitable for practicing managers and students.'

Dr. Abby Ghobadian, Professor of Management, Co-Editor Journal of Strategy and Management, Past President of British Academy of Management, UK


'This is an excellent book. It offers a broad scope of ideas and tools as well as a unique depth to the challenges facing global supply chain in the 21st Century. It is an easy read and yet offers conceptual profundity. The hands-on approach makes it a valuable source of learning for any practitioner in the fields of supply chain management.'

Dr. Kent Springdal, MBA Course Director, Kingston Business School, UK