During their work, the authors have met professionals all over the world who are passionate about their business achievements. By including their vivid examples, the guide brings theory to life enabling readers to understand the concepts and ideas presented in the guide.
Colin Scott, Henriette Lundgren and Paul Thompson are experts in supply chain management and have worked with practitioners in businesses across the globe.
"This guide is a really useful reminder of what good practice is and how it should be applied within supply chain management. The book is relevant for students of supply chain management and professional practitioners alike.
This book offers an invaluable guide to understanding the specific dynamics of your supply chain and the fundamentals underpinning it. It provides the framework for delivering a supply chain strategy based upon recognised best practice."
Martin McCourt, CEO, Dyson Limited
They are based on a vast empirical base brought together by leading researchers in information systems, strategic management, and operations. This volume is intended for students, academics, and practitioners interested in research results and experiences in outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. Topics discussed in this book combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that industry leaders, policy makers, and professionals face; and they predominantly focus on how sourcing relationships are governed at the national, industry, and firm level. The contributions also examine current and future trends in outsourcing, paying particular attention to cloud services and their impact on the outsourcing sector.
This volume is intended for students, academics, and practitioners interested in research results and experiences on outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. The topics discussed represent both client and supplier perspectives on sourcing of global services, combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that both clients and vendors face, and include case studies from client and vendor organizations.
Managing Growth and Expansion into Global Markets addresses the unique logistical, transportation, and distribution issues surrounding growth and expansion into global markets. It supplies a full overview of contemporary management assessment tools, to provide an understanding of exactly what it takes to enter foreign markets and avoid common pitfalls.
Distilling the author’s decades of experience in global supply chain management and international business, this book is ideal for those looking to grow and develop their global supply chains.
The book details the benefits and drawbacks of both organic growth and merger and acquisitions into global markets. It illustrates the most common types of problems that occur during mergers and acquisitions and describes exactly what you can expect during the transition period.
Explaining why some organizations transition new business units successfully while others struggle, this book will help you properly assess your best options to grow your organization and expand your supply chain capabilities.
The book examines the array of legal and regulatory implications that you need to review, understand, and bring into your decision-making process. It also provides specific answers, strategies, and a best-practice outline that you can follow.
A must-read for anyone involved with global growth and expansion in the supply chain arena, this book is also an ideal tutorial to help students and business-school attendees gain practical insights into global supply chain issues.