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  • Fundamental principles of supply chain management 2/e
  • S. Mbanje & J. Lunga (Editors)
  • ISBN: 9780627038051
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038068
  • 250 Pages | Published: 2023


Effective supply chain management can have a vast impact on the efficiency and bottom line of any business, no matter its size. Because of this, the practice of supply chain management is becoming widespread in all industries around the globe today. Fundamental principles of supply chain management discusses the importance of supply chain management in both a global and local context and in all areas of business.


Fundamental principles of supply chain management considers supply chain management from purchasing, operations and logistics perspectives. It also investigates facilities, inventory, information, transportation and sourcing as the key drivers of supply chain performance. The integrated supply chain is explained in terms of a more strategic coordination for increased market impact, overall efficiency, continuous improvement and heightened competitiveness. Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), which is the integration of sustainability into supply chain management by focusing on merging “green” considerations with supply chain management practices, is also discussed including SSCM drivers, practices, performance outcomes and challenges that companies encounter in implementing SSCM.


Contents include the following:

·       Procurement

·       Global logistics

·       4IR

·       Public sector supply chain

·       Quality

·       Information technology

·       Forecasting and demand management

·       Customer service

·       Inventory management

·       Warehousing and transportation

·       Sustainability


Fundamental principles of supply chain management is aimed at Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Logistics and Public Sector Management students, and will be a vital asset to anyone wanting to understand supply chain management better and make it more efficient in a business.

Chapter 1 Introduction to supply chain management
Chapter 2 The role and function of procurement and supply management in a supply chain
Chapter 3 Sourcing for successful supply chain management
Chapter 4 Global logistics and sourcing issues in supply chain management
Chapter 5 A condensed insight of the South African public sector supply chain management
Chapter 6 Quality issues in supply chain management
Chapter 7 The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on supply chain management
Chapter 8 Forecasting and demand management in the supply chain
Chapter 9 Effectiveness of customer service in supply chain management
Chapter 10 Inventory issues in supply chain management
Chapter 11 Warehousing issues in supply chain management
Chapter 12 Transportation issues in supply chain management
Chapter 13 Sustainable supply chain management

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