3rd Edition

Supply Chain Strategies Demand Driven and Customer Focused

By Tony Hines Copyright 2024
    416 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    416 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 develop effective strategies for managing the supply chain.

    The third edition of Tony Hines’ successful textbook integrates thoroughly updated international cases to demonstrate how strategic thinking and SCM play out in the real world, and contains a host of useful pedagogy to reinforce learning, including learning outcomes for each chapter, discussion questions and a handy glossary. New to this edition are chapters discussing supply chain risk, procurement strategies and supply chain futures.

    This book is ideal for courses on supply chain management – especially those that require a strategic element.

    1 Environmental context for supply chain strategies

    2 Supply chain risk – 7Vs

    3 Strategic concepts and the customer-focused market-driven supply chain

    4 The emergence of supply chain management and supply chain strategy as a critical success factor for organizations

    5 Demand-driven customer-focused supply chain strategies

    6 Supplier sourcing, procurement and evaluation

    7 Supply chain structures and relationships

    8 Supply chain technology

    9 Strategic supply chain cost, value and measurement

    10 Service levels, synchronization of business processes and inventories

    11 Supply chain profitability, quality and world-class organizations

    12 Logistics and fulfilment strategies

    13 Supply chain futures

    14 The big transition: realigning global supply chains


    Tony Hines is CEO of Consuming Future, a London-based consultancy which supports and promotes ethical and sustainable business practices. Previously, he was Professor of Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University.