Chapter 1

1. Issenberg (2007), p. 40.

2. Even firms engaged in local sourcing could purchase office supplies or cleaning products that were manufactured abroad, so technically they have a global supply chain in this respect. We usually consider only the source of the major product components when we consider their origin, however, not these administrative or maintenance items.

3. As quoted in Mentzer, Stank, and Esper (2008), p. 32.

4. Supply Chain Council,

5. Moving on up (2009).

6. This timeline perspective of the development of supply chain management is based on Coyle, Langley, Gibson, Novack, and Bardi (2009).

7. Unfortunately, much research has shown that functional silos still exist to some extent in ...

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