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Global Supply Chain Management by Matt Drake

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Chapter 1

What Is Supply Chain Management?

As I sit and listen to the seemingly interminable honks of the cars and auto-rickshaws outside of my hotel room in Kottayam, India, I cannot help but reflect on how small the world has become in the past few decades. You cannot go anywhere in India without seeing signs of the Western world in the form of cars, electronics, billboard advertisements, and the like. Even in the small town of Thekkady, nestled high in the Western Ghats mountain range, I could purchase Lay’s potato chips or Aquafina water if I desired.

A major mechanism behind this shrinking of the world is the development of global supply chain networks designed to manufacture and move products to every corner of the world. With the proliferation ...

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