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  • Emerging issues in operations and supply chain management
  • Mkansi M, Amadi-Echendu A, De Villiers G
  • ISBN: 9780627037283
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037290
  • 297 Pages | Published: 2020

Good operations and supply chain management practices are essential for the existence of both private and public organisations offering goods or rendering services. These practices are subject to volatile changes in markets due to global developments and hence it is important to understand the drivers of change to be able to respond adequately. Trends in operations and supply chain management covers a number of these drivers within the realm of operations and the supply chains serving businesses, so that the reader is equipped to respond with robustness in the changing environment.


The book covers the topics from a practical perspective and shares many case studies and examples to take the reader on a logical path of understanding the trends in operations and supply chain management and the importance of the drivers of change while sharing practical advice and solutions for the global industry.


The contents include the following:

·    Green purchasing fundamentals

·    Design for the environment

·    Environmental accounting and environmental economics

·    Sustainable operations and supply chain management

·    Food security

·    Digital technologies and operations in the fourth industrial revolution

·    Maritime logistics

·    Construction supply chain


Trends in operations and supply chain management is aimed at undergraduate students as well as professionals working in industry to support the sustainable business practices and goals of their organisations.

Chapter 1 Introduction to emerging issues in operations and supply chain management

Chapter 2 Green purchasing fundamentals

Chapter 3 Design for the Environment

Chapter 4 Fundamentals of environmental accounting and environmental economics

Chapter 5 Sustainable operations and supply chain management

Chapter 6 Food security

Chapter 7 Digital technologies and operations in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Chapter 8 Maritime logistics (port and sea freight)

Chapter 9 Construction supply chain

Chapter 10 City logistics fundamentals

Chapter 11 Humanitarian logistics and disaster management

Chapter 12 Humanitarian medical logistics and operations management

Chapter 13 Quantitative fundamentals for operations management


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