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Book Chapter


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Business and Management.

Publication Details

Published: Chapter 17, Sweeney, E. (ed.) "Supply Chain Management and Logistics in a Volatile Global Environment", Dublin: Blackhall Publishers, pp. 223-231, 2009.

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A working definition of supply chain management (SCM) – the Four Fundamentals
– was introduced in Chapter 1. This final chapter reflects on this
definition in the light of the detailed issues introduced in each subsequent
chapter. It provides a framework for looking ahead and identifying a
number of key emerging challenges that are likely to play a significant role
in the design and management of the economically, socially and environmentally
sustainable supply chain architectures of the future.