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Managing Global Supply Chain Relationships

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Recent news events related to quality in global supply chains have called attention to the need for more research on supply chains that operate in a global context. Indeed, it would be difficult to find a supply chain that does not cut across national boundaries at some point. The presence of global supply chains introduces a number of new management challenges. Managing Global Supply Chain Relationships: Operations, Strategies and Practices focuses on issues related to relationships among members of global supply chains. This comprehensive work addresses three important aspects of global supply chain relationships: supply chain integration and collaboration; outsourcing and offshoring of production; and recent growth in supplier networks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Global Supply Chain Relationships
    1. Chapter 1: Preparing for the Worst
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. Endnote
    2. Chapter 2: Supplier Integration in the Chinese Automotive Industry
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. THE SUPPLIER INTEGRATION IMPERATIVE
      4. SUPPLIER INTEGRATION IN THE CHINESE AUTO INDUSTRY
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. References
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
    3. Chapter 3: Control Model for Intelligent and Demand-Driven Supply Chains1
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR INTELLIGENT AND DEMAND-DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. References
      8. Additional Reading
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
      10. Endnote
    4. Chapter 4: Investment in Transaction-Specific Assets and Opportunistic Behavior in a Chinese Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. REFERENCES
  7. Section 2: Global Supply Chain Integration
    1. Chapter 5: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Supply Chain Integration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
      5. IMPEDIMENTS TO SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
      6. THE SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION MODEL
      7. FUTURE DIRECTION: CHANGING THE GAME
      8. REFERENCES
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
    2. Chapter 6: Integration in Global Supply Chains
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: INTEGRATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
      4. KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
      5. KEY APPROACHES TO SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
      6. SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
      7. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 7: Internal Supply Chain Integration
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. INTERNAL INTEGRATION STRATEGIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. Key Terms and Definitions
    4. Chapter 8: Developing Angles of Integration
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
      4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN SUPPLY CHAINS
      5. THE ALIGNMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SUPPLY CHAINS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. References
      8. Endnote
    5. Chapter 9: Effect of Customer Power on Supply Chain Integration and Performance1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. References
      9. Endnote
      10. APPENDIX CONSTRUCT MEASUREMENT
  8. Section 3: Global Supply Chain Outsourcing and Offshoring
    1. Chapter 10: Offshoring Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. COMPARISON OF OFFSHORING IN DENMARK AND JAPAN
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
    2. Chapter 11: Impact of Strategic Outsourcing on Operational Control
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EXISTING THEORIES AS DRIVER FOR OUTSOURCING
      4. RESEARCH RATIONALE
      5. ACTION RESEARCH
      6. FURTHER DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      7. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. Acknowledgment
      11. References
      12. Endnotes
  9. Section 4: Managing Complex Global Supplier Networks
    1. Chapter 12: A Multi-Agent Approach to Allocate Orders to Distribution Centres in a Highly Dynamic Environment
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION
      5. MULTI-AGENT ARCHITECTURE
      6. NEGOTIATION APPROACH
      7. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      8. SIMULATION RESULTS
      9. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      10. References
    2. Chapter 13: Proposed Framework for Research in the Triple A (Agility, Adaptability, Alignment) in Supply Chains1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GOALS AND METHODOLOGY
      4. AGILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
      5. ADAPTABILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
      6. SUPPLY CHAIN ALIGNMENT
      7. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. Acknowledgement
      9. REFERENCES
      10. Endnote
    3. Chapter 14: Network Marketing and Supply Chain Management for Effective Operations Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. Key Terms and Definitions
    4. Chapter 15: Collaborative Relationship in a Global Supply Network
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SCENARIO OF ANALYSIS: THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
      4. MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors