Global Supply Chains: Evaluating Regions on an EPIC Framework—Economy, Politics, Infrastructure, and Competence

by: Mandyam M. (Srini) Srinivasan, Ph.D., Theodore P. (Ted) Stank, Ph.D., Philippe-Pierre Dornier, Ph.D., Kenneth J. Petersen, Ph.D.


Abstract: A proven framework for measuring the supply chain potential of geographic regions. Managing a complex global supply chain requires a strategic assessment of the various factors that can affect decisions on procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, distribution, and sales. Co-written by renowned experts in global supply chain management, this book presents a systematic, structured approach to evaluating ten global regions with respect to their supply chain activities. The maturity level for each region is assessed using the EPIC framework—Economy, Politics, Infrastructure, and Competence. Managers of supply chains can use this framework and the exclusive data in this practical, timely resource to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the different global regions and determine their supply chain strategies accordingly.
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Title: Global Supply Chains: Evaluating Regions on an EPIC Framework—Economy, Politics, Infrastructure, and Competence

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071792318

Authors:

Mandyam M. (Srini) Srinivasan, Ph.D. is the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He won the Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research in 2006. Dr. Srinivasan is the author of Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints and Streamlined: 14 Principles for Building and Managing the Lean Supply Chain, and coauthor of Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases.

Theodore P. (Ted) Stank, Ph.D. is the Harry and Vivienne Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of more than 90 articles in academic and professional journals and coauthor of 21st Century Logistics: Making Supply Chain Integration a Reality and Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management. Dr. Stank was named a Logistics Rainmaker by DC Velocity magazine and serves as the Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Philippe-Pierre Dornier, Ph.D. is Professor of Operations Management at ESSEC Business School in Paris, France, where he teaches supply chain and operations management in the MBA, specialized masters, and executive education programs. He is Associate Dean of the executive program. Dr. Dornier is Managing Partner of Newton Vaureal Consulting and has been in charge of the re-engineering of global logistic networks for large companies.

Kenneth J. Petersen, Ph.D. is the John H. "Red" Dove Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Visiting Senior Fellow at Manchester Business School in Manchester, England. His research interests include buyer-supplier relationships, new product development, sustainability, global sourcing, and supply chain risk.

Description: A proven framework for measuring the supply chain potential of geographic regions. Managing a complex global supply chain requires a strategic assessment of the various factors that can affect decisions on procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, distribution, and sales. Co-written by renowned experts in global supply chain management, this book presents a systematic, structured approach to evaluating ten global regions with respect to their supply chain activities. The maturity level for each region is assessed using the EPIC framework—Economy, Politics, Infrastructure, and Competence. Managers of supply chains can use this framework and the exclusive data in this practical, timely resource to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the different global regions and determine their supply chain strategies accordingly.