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ISBN-10 0132963949ISBN-13 9780132963947
Print: 
ISBN-10 0132963876ISBN-13 9780132963879
Author(s): Marc J. Schniederjans; Stephen B. LeGrand
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 496
Description

Supply chains, like the products and services they deliver, have lifecycles. However, supply chain lifecycles are more complex than those of individual products and services. Supply chain lifecycling is a complex transformational process that incorporates multiple products and services within ever-changing networks. This is the first book that systematically addresses every stage of the supply chain lifecycle through its initial introduction, growth, maturity, and decline. Leading supply chain innovators and researchers Marc J. Schniederjans and Stephen B. Legrand walk you through:

  • Starting, creating, and building new supply chains

  • Realigning supply chains for growth, adjusting to dynamic change, readjusting supply chain networks, building flexibility, and managing new supply chain risks

  • Realigning for stable activity, innovating, and controlling costs

  • Realigning for declining demand; changing, altering, and reducing supply chain networks; and discontinuing supply chain relationships

  • In addition to entertaining fictional examples based on the authors advanced supply chain experience, the book also features a collection of first-person interviews with top executives from some of the worlds leading organizations including Coca Cola, Home Depot, and Office Depot among others.

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