A Theoretical and Conceptual Framework for Strategic Supply Chains

Safaa Sindi, Michael Roe

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Strategic supply chain development is described in terms of a series of eras from its earliest beginnings in the 1940s through to the present day and then beyond. The future eras are based upon the current developments characterised by technological and global changes along with anticipated progress. Existing models of the supply chain are evaluated through each era to be used as the basis for the development of a new strategic supply chain model for business decision makers. Issues such as integration, globalisation, specialisation, hybridisation and automation in supply chains are considered and the concepts of agile and lean are introduced and discussed. The hybrid concept of Leagile is also considered in some depth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Supply Chain Management:
Subtitle of host publicationThe Development of a Diagnostic Model
EditorsSafaa Sindi, Michael Roe
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages73
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-54843-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-54842-5
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017


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