6. Implications for Supply Chain Planning: Demand and Supply Uncertainty

As we stated at the beginning of this book, our overarching purpose is to connect multiple environmental forces that impact (or will impact) human society to the future practice of supply chain management. Therefore, we hope to help business organizations deliver the customer value that defines their missions. More specifically, our goal is to help you understand how the confluence of human population growth and migration, global economic leveling, physical environmental change, and world geopolitical dynamics will affect the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains designed to create time, place, and form utility for customers. In modern business organizations, these ...

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