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Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management: Strategies for Gaining Competitive Advantage

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Global supply chain decision-makers and practitioners are about to face brutally tough new challenges. They will be called upon to manage supply and demand in a world marked by demographic and economic shifts that will turn their supply and demand markets upside down. They will have to secure crucial supplies in an era when resources are severely constrained. Now, three pioneering supply chain leaders fully illuminate these game-changing challenges, offering a complete decision framework and practical tools, insights, and guidance for systematically mitigating new risks and building long-term supply chain-based competitive advantage. Global Macro Trends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management is the first book to focus squarely on emerging societal, technological, geopolitical, and environmental macro trends that will powerfully impact every supply chain. Authors Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, and John E. Bell walk you through assessing the impacts of population growth, migration, urbanization; socioeconomic change, global connectivity, environmental issues, and geopolitics. They review new challenges associated with increased global demand, growing scarcity, transportation congestion, aging infrastructure, and emerging supply-demand imbalances. Next, they provide comprehensive mitigation strategies based on logistics, resource recovery, resource protection, demand and supply shaping, and other techniques. This book will be an indispensable resource for all supply chain, logistics, sourcing, and operations management executives, managers, and professionals; for operations research professionals and graduate students; and for others working in these fields in industry, government, and the military.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Preface
  8. Part I: Global Macrotrends Impacting the Supply Chain Environment
    1. 1. Supply Chain Management in the 21st Century
      1. A Note on Futurism
      2. The Underpinnings of Supply Chain Management
      3. What You Will Learn from This Book
      4. Managing the Supply Chain to Mitigate Macrotrend Risks
    2. 2. Global Population Growth and Migration
      1. Impacts of Population Change on Demand and Supply
      2. Population Growth Perspectives
      3. Organic Population Growth Issues for Supply Chain Managers
      4. Supply Chain Problems Created by Migration-Based Growth
      5. The Future Supply Chain Manager’s Population-Oriented Agenda
    3. 3. Global Connectivity and Socioeconomic Leveling
      1. Is Globalization Real?
      2. Economic Leveling and Connectivity Issues for Future Supply Chain Managers
    4. 4. The Changing Physical Environment
      1. The Environment and You, You and the Environment
      2. Environmental Pressures on Supply Chains
      3. Environmental Challenges for Future Supply Chain Managers
    5. 5. Geopolitical and Social Systems Disruptions
      1. Commodity Hoarding and Export Restriction: The China Syndrome
      2. Government Risks and Considerations
      3. Tangible and Virtual Intentional Disruptions
      4. Geopolitical Challenges for Future Supply Chain Managers
  9. Part II: Macrotrend Implications for Supply Chain Functionality
    1. 6. Implications for Supply Chain Planning: Demand and Supply Uncertainty
      1. How Supply Chain Plans Improve Performance
      2. The Supply Chain Planning Function
      3. Macrotrend Demand/Supply Impacts: Supply Chain Planning Considerations
    2. 7. Implications for Sourcing/Procurement: Natural Resource Scarcity
      1. Understanding Resource Scarcity Today and Tomorrow
      2. Natural Resource Attributes and Their Future Implications
      3. The Seven Forces Driving Resource Scarcity
      4. Scarcity Strategies for the Future Procurement/Supply Manager
      5. Sourcing and Procurement Responses to Resource Scarcity Through 2030
    3. 8. Implications for Production: Disrupted Process Flows
      1. Manufacturing and the Larger Economy
      2. Manufacturing-Driven Supply Chain Strategies
      3. Manufacturing Strategies for the Future Production Manager
    4. 9. Implications for Transportation/Logistics: Congestion and Infrastructure Decay
      1. Friction of Distance
      2. Public-Private Partnerships and Other Solutions
      3. Responding to Congestion, Distance Friction, and an Overwhelmed Infrastructure
      4. Diffusing Congestion with Advanced Technologies
  10. Part III: Macrotrend Risk-Mitigation Strategies
    1. 10. Mitigating Supply-Driven Imbalance
      1. Employment Approaches
      2. Conservation Approaches
      3. Resource Scarcity Mitigation Strategies for the Supply Chain
      4. Mitigating Supply-Driven Imbalances
    2. 11. Mitigating Demand-Driven Imbalance
      1. Demand Shaping in the Transforming World: Macro and Micro Issues
      2. The Case for Demand/Supply Integration
      3. Implementing DSI to Mitigate Demand-Side Imbalances
      4. Applying the Demand-Imbalance Mitigation Strategies
  11. Index
  12. Financial Times Press