Designing a Global Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing
How to Cite
Closs, D. J. 2010. Designing a Global Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges. Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing.
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
To remain competitive, most firms must develop global supply chains for sourcing, marketing, or both. This article discusses the rationale for developing global supply chains. Following the review, the article describes the challenges in global supply chain development and the stages that firms evolve through. The final section of the article describes the major differences between domestic and global supply chains and the management changes that need to be made.
Keywords: global logistics; global trade; international logistics; global supply chain