Supply Chain Management in the Mastering Business in Asia series

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Supply chain management is a broader concept than logistics and extends beyond the company to all branches in the supply chain, including vendors, customers, carriers, facilitators, and channel intermediaries. An in-depth understanding of supply chain fundamentals is imperative to create real value for the customers. Bowon Kim’s Supply Chain Management examines the issues of effective SCM from the perspective of a dynamic organization, offering theoretical and empirical knowledge to effectively manage this interlocking series of transactions.

Key decision dimensions are analyzed to better appreciate and manage the interrelationships between the critical elements of any SCM strategy: configuration, connection, inventory, and logistics. Each element is reviewed to understand its dynamics and how it interacts with other factors to influence the overall performance of the supply chain. All linkages are scrutinized, from the optimum characteristics of supply chain coordination to innovative collaboration; the evolution of a supply chain strategy is charted through the course of this unique reference book.

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Supply Chain Management is timely and highly relevant in understanding today's complex supply chain management systems. The author has done an excellent job in dispensing the fundament principles that can influence the successful implementation of supply chain systems. Current and future CEOs of Asian firms and MNCs will gain tremendously from this book.
—Professor Michael Pich, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

In order to create long  term competitive advantage, business leaders often have to grapple with the complexities of building supply chain efficiencies. Mastering Business in Asia: Supply Chain Management offers an excellent perspective to the important tenets and concepts of supply chain management. Supported by valuable Asian Case studies, it will help decision-makers and managers to develop an effective model for sustainable competitive capability.
—Ka-mun Chang, Managing Director, Li & Fung Research Centre

This book discusses strategic issues for supply chain management from various perspectives drawn from operations management and organisational theories. It is one of the few books on supply chain strategies with in-depth case analysis on Korean and other Asian enterprises. These cases complement the theoretical principles discussed and provide new insights on Asian-based businesses and globalisation issues.
—Professor Janny M.Y. Leung, Systems Engineering & Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Asia is where the supply chain (usually) begins. The author presents a dynamic framework consisting of empirical and theoretical knowledge for the successful implementation of supply chain management. The unique treatment and Asian context are a refreshing change that will benefit executives and graduate students.
—Dr. Robert de Souza, Executive Director, The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific

About the Author:

Bowon Kim is Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at the Graduate School of Management, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He teaches Operations Strategy & SCM and Quantitative Analysis for Management for MBA students, and Optimal Control Theory for PhD students at KAIST.

His research interest is in global supply chain management, technological innovation, and management systems dynamics. He utilizes such research methodologies as optimal control theory and system dynamics simulation as well as case studies for empirical research. He has published academic papers in journals like Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Production and Operations Management, Long Range Planning, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, R&D Management, Omega, Total Quality Management, IIE Transactions, and others.

Bowon received Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and Master of Science from Stanford University.

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