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The Essentials of Supply Chain Management: New Business Concepts and Applications by Hokey Min

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2. Supply Chain Strategy: The Big Picture

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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Understand the strategic nature of supply chain thinking.

• Comprehend the differences among strategy, philosophy, and doctrine.

• Formulate the winning supply chain ...

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