Supply Chain Strategies 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.
Table of Contents
1. Globalization: Global Demand and Supply Strategies 2. Strategic Concepts and the Customer Focused, Market-Driven Supply Chain 3. The Emergence of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Strategy as a Critical Success Factor for Organizations 4. Market-Driven and Customer-Focused Supply Chain Strategies 5. Supplier Sourcing, Procurement and Evaluation 6. Supply Chain Structures and Relationships 7. Supply Chain Integration, Technology and e-Business Strategies 8. Strategic Supply Chain Cost, Value and Measurement 9. Service Levels, Synchronization of Business Processes and Inventories 10. Supply Chain Profitability, Quality and World-Class Organizations 11. Logistics and Fulfilment Strategies 12. The Supply Chain Challenges: Strategies for the Future
Tony Hines is Professor of Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.