Today, supply chain management has increased in relevance and importance among organisations wanting to create a sustainable competitive advantage in an ever-changing and unique market environment. Irrespective of the size, nature and placement of an organisation in a market, when understood and managed correctly, supply chain management practices and fundamentals have the propensity to shape and determine an organisation’s success. Strategic supply chain management provides an understanding of how supply chain management activities influence strategic decision making in a contemporary organisation.
Contents include the following:
· Contemporary managerial principles
· Strategic management
· Principles of supply chain management
· Spatial perspectives on strategic warehouse development
· Forecasting and demand planning
· Procurement and management of inventory
· Operations management
· Warehouse operations and processes
· Managing logistics in the supply chain
· Sustainable supply chain management
· Lean supply chain management
· Supplier and customer relationship management
· Ethics in supply chain management
Strategic supply chain management is aimed at students studying toward a commerce programme at
both diploma and bachelor’s level.
Priya Ramgovind is Senior Head of Programme in the Faculty of Commerce at the Independent
Institute of Education (IIE).
Willy Engelbrecht is the Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies at the IIE.
PART A CONTEMPORARY STRATEGY
Chapter 1 Managerial principles
Chapter 2 Strategic management
Chapter 3 Principles of supply chain management
Chapter 4 Spatial perspectives on strategic warehouse development
PART B SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES
Chapter 5 Forecasting and demand planning
CHAPTER 6 Procurement of inventory
Chapter 7 Operations management
Chapter 8 Inventory management
Chapter 9 Warehouse operations and processes
Chapter 10 Managing the logistics in the supply chain
PART C CONTEMPORARY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Chapter 11 Sustainable supply chain management
Chapter 12 Lean supply chain management
Chapter 13 Supplier relationship management
Chapter 14 Customer relationship management
Chapter 15 Ethics in supply chain management
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