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: 30 Nov 2020

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Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business

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 Xiaoyuan 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 Xiaoyuan Lu (Contact Author)

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

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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