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Supply chain management in theory and practice: a passing fad or a fundamental change?

Charu Chandra (University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan, USA)
Sameer Kumar (University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Supply chain management is a major issue in many industries as firms realize the importance of creating an integrated relationship with their suppliers and customers. Managing the supply chain has become a way of improving competitiveness by reducing uncertainty and enhancing customer service. This paper analyzes various issues important to supply chain management and provides broader awareness of supply chain principles and concepts. The role of planning and coordination in complex integrated systems and information technology to synchronize the supply chain is described in a framework that creates the appropriate structure and installs proper controls in the enterprise and other constituents in the chain.

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Chandra, C. and Kumar, S. (2000), "Supply chain management in theory and practice: a passing fad or a fundamental change?", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 100 No. 3, pp. 100-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570010286168

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