2. Global Supply Chains

The Fourth in the Game-Changers Series of University of Tennessee Supply Chain Management White Papers

Ted Stank, Ph.D., Mike Burnette, Paul Dittmann, Ph.D.

Executive Summary: Best Practices for Managing Global Supply Chains

Over the last several decades, business has become truly global. Although globalization has benefitted many organizations via the creation of new markets, it also has presented serious new challenges for supply chain executives who often struggle to achieve desired customer service, quality, cash, cost, responsiveness, and innovation standards. The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI), in cooperation with sponsor BT Global, has developed the following chapter to capture ...

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