Supply Chain Management

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, edited by James Wright. Elsevier, March 2015

16 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2016 Last revised: 8 Sep 2016

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Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Operations Area

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Supply chain management is a critical aspect of conducting any business. In this article, we provide an overview of the advancements in supply chain management. In the initial section, we present alternative definitions and key issues related to supply chain management followed by a discussion of complexities associated with managing supply chains. Subsequently, we discuss major inefficiencies of poor supply chain management. Finally, a brief summary of research activity to date and a discussion of future challenges related to supply chain management are presented.

Suggested Citation

Lu, Lauren Xiaoyan and Swaminathan, Jayashankar M., Supply Chain Management (2015). International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, edited by James Wright. Elsevier, March 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758860 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2758860

Lauren Xiaoyan Lu (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School ( email )

McColl Building, CB#3490
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

HOME PAGE: http://public.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/lul/index.htm

Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Operations Area ( email )

300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

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