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Demand Driven Performance by Chad Smith, Debra Smith

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CHAPTER 10
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Complexity Science and Supply Chains
In previous chapters, we have touched on the dramatic shift in the environment and circumstances that define modern supply chains. The understanding has evolved from linear structures to complex systems and most recently to a solid case for logistic systems as complex adaptive systems (CASs). This change is a result of the natural sciences shift in its view of the universe from solely the Newtonian or linear paradigm to accepting the addition of chaos theory, complexity theory, and complex adaptive systems theory or nonlinear paradigms, as an important part of the foundation for understanding natural ...

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