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The Definitive Guide to Modern Supply Chain Management (Collection) by Sara Lewis, Michael Watson, John Bell, Thomas J. Goldsby, Peter Cacioppi, Jay Jayaraman, Chuck Munson, Chad W. Autry, Mark A. Moon

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1. The Value of Supply Chain Network Design

What Is Supply Chain Network Design and Why Is It Important?

A firm’s supply chain allows it to move product from the source to the final point of consumption. Leading firms around the world, from large retailers to high-tech electronics manufacturers, have learned to use their supply chain as a strategic weapon. A supply chain is defined by the suppliers, plants, warehouses, and flows of products from each product’s origin to the final customer. The number and locations of these facilities is a critical factor in the success of any supply chain. In fact, some experts suggest that 80% of the costs of the supply chain are locked in with the location of the facilities and the determination of optimal ...

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