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Global Distribution and Supply Chain Management-A Road to Success


  • Sandeep Kumar

    () (Associate Professor and HOD (MBA) IIMT Engineering College, Meerut.)

  • Sugandha Shrotriya

    () (Associate Professor (MBA) IIMT Engineering College, Meerut.)


Even aspects of supply chain management itself have become increasingly specialized. Transportation management is becoming a specialty distinct from overall logistics management, whereas purchasing is specializing in applied topics like sourcing strategies, supplier quality methods, value engineering, and so on. The supply chain is treated as integrity which is composed of many operating elements realizing their own goals by means of taking part in the chain. From the point of view of each unit the integrity is subject to modeling and is the potential area for optimization. This depiction of the supply chain means that the chain is (in material meaning) a separate and independent organization with defined goals, defined internal structure and financial resources. In this way, supply chain becomes a separate economic unit (at least in theory) who is able to compete with other chains on the market and also may be a research subject of the organization and management theory. The present paper explores the following issues: Development of the concept of supply chain, The need for supply chain management., Type of supply chain management model(s), Framework of the supply chain management model(s). Supply chain performance measures, Issues in the design of supply chain management framework. Supply chain decisions. Quantitative methods and supply chain management (SCM).

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  • Sandeep Kumar & Sugandha Shrotriya, 2010. "Global Distribution and Supply Chain Management-A Road to Success," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 5(2), pages 39-47, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:2:p:39-47

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    Agile; Customer; Value-added; Automobile manufaturing.;

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    • A0 - General Economics and Teaching - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General


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