CM6: Supporting Activities—Project Management and Human Resources

  • Erik Hofmann
  • Patrick Beck
  • Erik Füger


The goal of this chapter is to show the importance of positioning supply chain management within corporate management. In this context, organizational alignment of supply chain management is supported by three management methods. First, cooperation between different organizational functions is fostered if it is specifically appreciated and rewarded by upper management. Second, the installation of integrating personnel, such as project managers, facilitates the embedding of supply chain management in the corporation. Last, spatial proximity is traditionally conducive to organizational alignment, as communication and cooperation prove to be less complicated here.


Supply Chain Human Resource Project Management Supply Chain Management Leadership Competency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kerkhoff Competence Center of Supply Chain Management, Chair of Logistics ManagementUniversity of St.GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Chair of Logistics ManagementUniversity of St.GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Inova Management AGWollerauSwitzerland

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