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Global Supply Chain Ecosystems

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Global Supply Chain Ecosystems is a ground-breaking new text that provides you with invaluable advice on how to deal with the volatility and vulnerability of global supply chains in order to build resilience for competitive advantage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Imprint
  4. Contents
  5. About the author
  6. Publisher’s acknowledgements
  7. Author’s acknowledgements
  8. 01 Global supply chain ecosystems
    1. Introduction
    2. Supply chain management has become strategic
    3. Supply chains have become increasingly complex
    4. Global supply chains for a connected world
    5. Summary
  9. 02 Supply chain visibility
    1. An introduction to supply chain visibility – what, why, where and how
    2. Supply chain visibility is about ‘connecting the right dots’
    3. Technology – friend or foe?
    4. What do we mean by IT systems in supply chains?
    5. Commitment to integration is essential
    6. Case study: How technology enables supply chain visibility
  10. 03 Sustainability and green supply chains
    1. Positive environmental strategies for a sustainable supply chain
    2. Drivers of a green supply chain
    3. Practical steps to a green supply chain
    4. Who can apply green supply chain and logistics programmes?
    5. Educating staff on environmental awareness
    6. Industry leadership
    7. Case study: Green supply chains depend upon accurate and complete data collection and analysis
  11. 04 Risk and supply chain resilience
    1. Risk – building supply chain resilience for competitive advantage
    2. Evaluating the potential for risks in the supply chain
    3. Types of risk
    4. Prevention vs preparedness
    5. Features of a resilient supply chain ecosystem
    6. Building supply chain resilience
    7. Case study: Examples of supply chain risks and contingency planning
  12. 05 Free trade for all – navigating the FTA landscape
    1. Free trade agreements – economic necessity or political minefield?
    2. Who’s who in free trade?
    3. International support for FTAs
    4. A valuable South-east Asia perspective
    5. What’s gone wrong with the WTO’s mission?
    6. What now for the WTO and FTAs?
    7. Can trade barriers be justified?
    8. Tariff engineering, the new supply chain discipline
    9. Critical factors when considering location
    10. Case study: Best practices in effective customs duty management
  13. 06 The Asian Era
    1. The workers have become the shoppers
    2. The Asian Era is here and now!
    3. China at the crossroads?
    4. The rising stars of ASEAN
    5. Case study: Myanmar enters the world of global trade
  14. 07 The New Silk Road connecting Europe and Asia
    1. An historic trade route revived for the 21st century
    2. Deep-sea ocean freight
    3. Will economic shifts boost the New Silk Road?
    4. Asia-Europe by land transport
    5. Governmental and organizational investment and support
    6. Barriers to Silk Road trade
    7. Case study: China’s $40 billion Silk Road Fund
  15. 08 Integrated logistics hubs
    1. Integrated logistics hubs enable global supply chain ecosystems
    2. Container ports as transit hubs
    3. Integrated logistics hubs – leading examples
    4. Logistics service providers connect the dots
    5. Case study: SME freight forwarders connect integrated logistics hubs via membership networks
  16. 09 Human capital – the talent pool
    1. Human capital – the fuel that drives supply chain ecosystems
    2. Talent shortages in emerging markets
    3. Human resource challenges and opportunities in developed economies
    4. Make training and development pay at all levels
    5. The changing labour market
    6. Case study: Gender diversity in supply chain and logistics
  17. 10 Omni-channel supply chains
    1. The brave new world of omni-channel supply chains
    2. What drives the e-commerce revolution?
    3. Old and the new – from traditional retailers to new technology-enabled entrants
    4. Supply chain impact of omni-channel?
    5. Case study: The Amazon phenomenon – internet business or logistics company?
  18. 11 Africa – is it the next Asia?
    1. What future for Africa by 2050?
    2. Diverse and complex
    3. Logistics developments and the supply chain challenge
    4. Nigeria – Africa’s largest and most populous economy
    5. Case study: Walvis Bay Corridor set to make Namibia a leading logistics hub
  19. 12 Supply chain innovation
    1. Future considerations for global supply chain ecosystems
    2. Technology developments impacting supply chains
    3. Inland container port developments expand the ecosystem
    4. Game-changing infrastructure developments could transform trade flows
    5. Case study: Innovative port solution for ocean freight supply chains
  20. References
  21. Index
  22. Copyright