1st Edition

Supply Chain Leadership Developing a People-Centric Approach to Effective Supply Chain Management

By Peter W. Robertson Copyright 2022
    212 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Supply chain leaders are key to achieving sustainable supply chain excellence and long-term competitive advantage. This book addresses ‘big-picture’ supply chain leadership and provides a roadmap and practical advice to help supply chain leaders to successfully navigate this challenging social and technical environment.

    The book describes crucial leadership characteristics and explains the actions necessary to develop and appraise the skills in both new and existing leaders. It presents a socio-technical framework, which includes the key aspects of supply chain relationships, the supply chain business environment, overall supply chain competitiveness, supply chain sustainability, and supply chain risks. The book works through the recruitment, training, and development of leaders as well as obstacles and risks, to offer a fresh, people-centred approach. Pedagogy to aid learning is incorporated throughout, including an introduction to each chapter explaining the key learnings; tables, diagrams, and equations to help visualise the concepts and methods covered; real-life case studies and examples; and end of chapter review questions and assignment tasks.

    This textbook should be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of supply chain, logistics, and operations management. The practice-based and applied approach also makes it valuable for operating supply chain leaders and those studying for professional qualifications.

    Online resources include chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides, a test bank of exam questions, and suggested tutorial topics.

    1. Introduction to Supply Chain Leadership

    2. Supply Chain Leadership: Cast of Players

    3. Supply Chain Leadership and Supply Chain Excellence

    4. Supply Chain Leaders’ Mastery

    5. Supply Chain Competitive Leadership

    6. Supply Chain Imperative Leadership

      7. Supply Chain Leadership and Politics

        8. Envisioning the Future for Supply Chain Leadership


        Peter W. Robertson is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia.