Integrating the supply chain management system operated by multinational corporations within global logistics

1Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
2Professor, College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island, 309 Ballentine, 7 Lippit Road, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA 02818

Journal of International Logistics and Trade

ISSN: 1738-2122

Article publication date: 30 June 2008

Issue publication date: 30 June 2008

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Abstract

Intersectionist, unionist and relabelling models have largely superseded the subsumption of supply chain management within logistics that formed the basis of the traditionalist model. As there is little congruence between logistics and supply chain management in the emergent intersectionist model, this is eliminated from consideration at the outset. However, an examination of the new unionist and relabelling models, offering differing permutations of the relationship between logistics and supply chain management, suggests that they offer a misleading foundation for examining the costs involved with the dispersal of supply chain activities across the world. The root problem is the failure to integrate the industrial goods transformation network operated by multinational corporations with the global transport and communications network. Reverting to privileging the global transportation and communications network over the industrial goods transformation network in a revamped traditionalist model can overcome this difficulty and open up new research vistas.

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Rimmer, P.J. and Hamilton, M.K. (2008), "Integrating the supply chain management system operated by multinational corporations within global logistics", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 45-53. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2008.6.1.45

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Copyright © 2008 Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade

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*Corresponding author: Professor, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. E-mail

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