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Integration of Global Supply Chain Management with Small to Mid-Size Suppliers

Integration of Global Supply Chain Management with Small to Mid-Size Suppliers
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Author(s): Asghar Sabbaghi (Indiana University South Bend, USA) and Ganesh Vaidyanathan (Indiana University South Bend, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 37
Source title: Supply Chain Management: Issues in the New Era of Collaboration and Competition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): William Yu Chung Wang (University of South Australia, Australia), Michael S. H. Heng (Universitas 21 Global, Singapore) and Patrick Y. K. Chau (The University of Hong Kong - School of Business, Hong Kong)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-231-2.ch006

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a conceptual insight and an integrated framework to global supply chain management through strategic aspects of business philosophy as it pertains to the small- to mid-sized supplier. Primary consideration is given to characteristics of the integrated supply chain and the necessity of adaptation in managing the supply chain in order to attain competitive advantage. A review of the current literature and an analysis of the supply chain in changing global markets emphasize the relative importance of strategically managing the supply chain process given the limited resources of the small- to mid-sized firm. It is argued that

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