© 2007

Building Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies

  • Hau L. Lee
  • Chung-Yee Lee

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Global Supply Chain: General Strategies and Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Panos Kouvelis, Julie Niederhoff
      Pages 3-36
    3. Peter Koudal, Douglas A. Engel
      Pages 37-66
    4. David F. Pyke
      Pages 67-92
    5. Anisya Thomas, Laura Rock Kopczak
      Pages 93-111
    6. M. Eric Johnson
      Pages 113-133
  3. Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
      Pages 137-154
    3. Jamie M. Bolton, Wenbo Liu
      Pages 155-175
    4. Gengzhong Feng, Gang Yu, Wei Jiang
      Pages 177-199
    5. Raymond K. Cheung, Allen W. Lee
      Pages 201-221
    6. Steven Aschkenase, Keith Nash
      Pages 223-240
    7. Kelvin Leung, Paul Forster
      Pages 241-262
  4. Building Supply Chain Excellence: Innovations and Success Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Ravi Anupindi, S. Sivakumar
      Pages 265-307
    3. Barchi Peleg-Gillai
      Pages 309-343
    4. David Hoyt, Hau L. Lee
      Pages 345-366
    5. Ben Chang, Joseph Phi
      Pages 367-390
    6. Hau L. Lee, Stacy Duda, LaShawn James, Zeryn Mackwani, Raul Munoz, David Volk
      Pages 391-405

About this book


The rapidly developing new economies in China, India, Hungary, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, etc., are at the crossroads of almost all major supply chains. In fact, these emerging economies are in fact growing faster than the established industrial economies of the world. However, given the physical, social and cultural characteristics of the emerging economies, managing supply chains there could be even more challenging than in developed economies. How can we manage supply chains well in emerging economies, coordinate information flows with multiple partners, tackle challenges such as unexpected disruptions, diversify the risks and increase flexibilities, be efficient but at the same time contribute to the social and environmental developments of these economies, and use supply chain concepts and practices to improve the economic welfare of these countries, such as basic infrastructure developments and disaster relief, are the topics and issues of the book.

BUILDING SUPPLY-CHAIN EXCELLENCE IN EMERGING ECONOMIES provides some insights on the answers to the above questions and will enable practitioners to gain insights on the developments, challenges and opportunities when operating supply chains in emerging economies. Innovative approaches are outlined and illustrated with examples of real-world experiences by progressive companies and thought leaders. We also hope that this collection will stimulate researchers to gain deeper understanding and develop methods in operating supply chains in emerging economies.

We have organized the book in three key sections. Global Supply Chain: General Strategies and Framework develops the overall framework in managing global supply chains and developing strategies. Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities describes the challenges and opportunities in supply chain management of emerging economies – the infrastructure constraints, the logistics inefficiencies, and limitations in service operations; and discusses how to create opportunities in such adverse conditions. Building Supply Chain Excellence: Innovations and Success Cases is devoted to a number of industrial cases that showcase innovative approaches to gain excellence, and share insights and lessons from such experiences.


Logistics Supply Chains building distribution economies emerging globalization growth linear optimization logistics management optimization outsourcing supply chain supply chain strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hau L. Lee
    • 1
  • Chung-Yee Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of BusinessStanford UniversityStanford
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering & Logistics ManagementThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong

About the editors

Chung-Yee Lee is the former Editor of IIE’s Scheduling Logistics and has taught the U. of Florida and Texas A&M prior to his appointment as Head of the IE and EM department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Hau Lee previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Management Science. Hau Lee is considered as one of the pre-eminent research scholars in Supply Chain Management.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"This book contains some of the papers presented at … conference and other contributions on supply chain issues in other developing economies. … It should be of great relevance to practicing managers, management professors, and students globally. Hau Lee and Chung-Yee Lee are to be congratulated on bringing out this fine and useful book." (Jamshed A. Modi, Interfaces, Vol. 37 (6), 2007)

“This book is to provide a sense of the high complexity of the management of global supply chains involving emerging economies. … wide variety of inputs in terms of operational scenarios and managerial solutions, which will surely help practitioners in developing supply chain strategies and solutions and stimulate academics with issues and themes to be further developed. … From an academic perspective this book provides interesting insights on supply chain approaches and strategies and on specific features of local contexts in emerging markets … .” (Alessandro Pagano, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Vol. 15 (3), 2008)