Recent news events related to quality in global supply chains have called attention to the need for more research on supply chains that operate in a global context. Indeed, it would be difficult to find a supply chain that does not cut across national boundaries at some point. The presence of global supply chains introduces a number of new management challenges. Managing Global Supply Chain Relationships: Operations, Strategies and Practices focuses on issues related to relationships among members of global supply chains. This comprehensive work addresses three important aspects of global supply chain relationships: supply chain integration and collaboration; outsourcing and offshoring of production; and recent growth in supplier networks.The focus of this chapter is on the allocation of customers to the DCs in very dynamic environments. ... high competitiveness, firms need to improve product quality, customer service, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-862-9.ch012 reduce costs, etc.
|Title||:||Managing Global Supply Chain Relationships: Operations, Strategies and Practices|
|Publisher||:||IGI Global - 2010-10-31|