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Supply Chain Management 2/e: Text and Cases, 2nd Edition by Janat Shah

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12

Agile Supply Chains

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • How are agile supply chains different from traditional supply chains?
  • Under what situations do forecast updating play an important role?
  • How does a firm design its supply chain so that it can respond rapidly to forecast updating?
  • How do responsive supply chains differ from speculative supply chains?
  • What are the sources of supply chain disruptions?
  • How can a firm mitigate risks of supply chain disruptions?

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