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Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle, Student Workbook by Stephen B. LeGrand, Marc J. Schniederjans

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9. Building an Agile and Flexible Supply Chain

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to

• Explain the supply chain project life cycle.

• Describe strategic positions for agile supply chains.

• Describe areas where flexibility can be built into supply chains.

• Explain the origin and purpose of agility in supply chains.

• Describe project management.

• Explain the relationship of agility to the product life cycle.

• Describe the characteristics of what makes agile supply chains.

• Describe flexibility in supply chains and how it differs from agility.

• Explain agility in global business.

Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an understanding of the concepts of agility and flexibility in supply chains. Definitions ...

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