Global supply chain design: A literature review and critique

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Vidyaranya B. Gargeya, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In this paper, we review decision support models for the design of global supply chains, and assess the fit between the research literature in this area and the practical issues of global supply chain design. The classification scheme for this review is based on ongoing and emerging issues in global supply chain management and includes review dimensions for (1) decisions addressed in the model, (2) performance metrics, (3) the degree to which the model supports integrated decision processes, and (4) globalization considerations. We conclude that although most models resolve a difficult feature associated with globalization, few models address the practical global supply chain design problem in its entirety. We close the paper with recommendations for future research in global supply chain modeling that is both forward-looking and practically oriented.

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Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Language: English
Date: 2005
Supply chain design, Globalization, Outsourcing, Supply chain integration, International sourcing

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