About this book
In the foreword to Supply Chain Structures, Professor Paul Zipkin notes three global changes that have enabled the recent vast developments in the field of supply chains. Moreover, these changes may be only the beginning and more change is likely in the fast-moving field of supply chain management. These global changes are:
- the explosive growth of the Internet;
- the growth in free-market economies with the corresponding political interest in global economic stability; and
- the emergence of a global managerial culture focused on performance, quality, and service.
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