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Supply Chain Management: More Than a New Name for Logistics

Martha C. Cooper (The Ohio State University)
Douglas M. Lambert (The Ohio State University)
Janus D. Pagh (The Ohio State University)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 1 January 1997


Practitioners and educators have variously addressed the concept of supply chain management (SCM) as an extension of logistics, the same as logistics, or as an all‐encompassing approach to business integration. Based on a review of the literature and management practice, it is clear that there is a need for some level of coordination of activities and processes within and between organizations in the supply chain that extends beyond logistics. We believe that this is what should be called SCM. This article proposes a conceptual model that provides guidance for future supply chain decision‐making and research.



Cooper, M.C., Lambert, D.M. and Pagh, J.D. (1997), "Supply Chain Management: More Than a New Name for Logistics ", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 1-14.




Copyright © 1997, Douglas M. Lambert