John T. (Tom) Mentzer (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of Tennessee. He has published 8 books and more than 200 articles and papers in the Journal of Business Logistics, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and other journals. He was the 2004 recipient of the Council of Logistics Management Distinguished Service Award.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO LOGISTICS, MARKETING, PRODUCTION, AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
2008 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Journal of Business Logistics
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 31–46, Spring 2008
How to Cite
Mentzer, J. T., Stank, T. P. and Esper, T. L. (2008), SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO LOGISTICS, MARKETING, PRODUCTION, AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, 29: 31–46. doi: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2008.tb00067.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Operations management;
- Supply chain management
The renaming of the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) ushered in some interesting definitional dialogue and debate within the practitioner and academic communities. Inherent in emerging definitions is the notion that SCM encompasses activities traditionally considered aspects of production, logistics, marketing, and operations management. Defining SCM in such a broad scope (i.e., a “within” and “across” functions perspective), while considered by many scholars as the true representation of the essence of SCM, creates confusion regarding the appropriate organizational level within a business that is best suited for managerial decision making regarding the phenomenon. This paper contributes to the emerging SCM dialogue by highlighting the functional spaces (the “within” function perspective), relationships, and conceptual overlaps (the “across” functions perspective) between marketing, logistics, production, operations, and supply chain management. By comparing and contrasting the literature-based conceptual boundaries of each discipline, a framework is proposed that more clearly captures the essence of the SCM decision making sphere. Managerial insights and future research implications are presented.