Chapter 11. Global Supply Chain Operations and Risk Management

In the late 1980’s a considerable number of companies began to integrate global sources into their core business establishing global systems of supplier relationships and expansion of their supply chains across national boundaries and into other continents around the globe.

The globalization of supply chain management in organizations had the goals of increasing their competitive advantage, adding value to the customer and reducing costs through global sourcing.

In addition to sourcing globally, many companies sell globally and/or compete with other companies that do.

Ultimately, global supply chain management is about sourcing, manufacturing, transporting and distributing products ...

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