Chapter 1: Overview and Development of Supply Chain Management
After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following:Discuss the major change drivers in our economy and in the globalmarketplace.Understand the rationale for the development of supply chainmanagement in leading organizations.Appreciate the importance and role of supply chain managementamong private and public organizations.
Understand the contributions of a supply chain approach to organizationalefficiency and effectiveness.
Analyze the benefits that can accrue from implementing effective supplychain practices.
Understand the major challenges and issues facing organizationsdeveloping and implementing supply chain strategies.
ive major external forces seem to drive the rate of change and shape our economic and politicallandscape: