The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge

  • Terry P. Harrison
  • Hau L. Lee
  • John J. Neale

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Core Concepts and Practices

    1. David Simchi-Levi, Edith Simchi-Levi, Michael Watson
      Pages 13-30
    2. John J. Neale, Brian T. Tomlin, Sean P. Willems
      Pages 31-59
    3. Warren H. Hausman
      Pages 61-73
  3. Emerging Supply Chain Practices

    1. Susan Cohen Kulp, Elie Ofek, Jonathan Whitaker
      Pages 91-107
    2. Enver Yücesan, Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 109-122
    3. Hau L. Lee, Seungjin Whang
      Pages 123-138
    4. S. Venkatesh, Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
      Pages 139-155
    5. Corey Billington, Blake Johnson
      Pages 157-174
    6. Morris A. Cohen, Vinayak Deshpande, Yunzeng Wang
      Pages 175-195
  4. Supply Chain in Action

    1. Wedad Elmaghraby, Pinar Keskinocak
      Pages 245-258
    2. Srinagesh Gavirneni
      Pages 277-291
    3. Thomas Bilczo, Larry Bugbee, Jonathan Fitzhugh, Dave Gilbert, Steve Halladin, James Rubert et al.
      Pages 293-314
    4. S. Brueckner, H. Baumgaertel, V. Parunak, R. Vanderbok, J. Wilke
      Pages 315-343
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 345-357

About this book


For over a decade, there has been an increasing interest in the use of supply chain methods to improve performance across the entire business enterprise. Numerous industries have recognized the importance of efficient supply chain integration, and, as a result, supply chain management has become a standard part of business practice.

Simultaneously, research interest in supply chain management has been growing at an increasing rate. Along with the implementation of supply chain management in practice, we have witnessed an explosive growth of research. These new research developments have found their way into practice, resulting in experiments using these developments. This implementation and experimentation has naturally lead to new ideas, hence the practice-research-practice-research cycle continues.

The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge is a must-have volume for users of supply chain management methods, supply chain management researchers, and students in supply chain management. The objective of The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge is to provide an overview of this important practice-research cycle. The focus of the book is on supply chain practice, but supply chain practice that has been heavily influenced by supply chain research. It is this synergy between research and practice that continues to simulate new directions for research.

The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge is organized into three sections: Core Concepts and Practices; Emerging Supply Chain Practices; and Supply Chain in Action. The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge will provide the reader:

· A set of tutorials on key supply chain methods and practices

· A review of supply chain practices in multiple industries

· A description of how innovative ideas and new research methodologies have been used in practice

· An identification of the enablers of successful implementation of such ideas in practice

· A report on the new insights and research directions that can be gained from observing these practices.


business business-to-business design e-business inventory management methods service strategy supply chain supply chain management supply chain performance Supply Chains synergy transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Terry P. Harrison
    • 1
  • Hau L. Lee
    • 2
  • John J. Neale
    • 3
  1. 1.Penn State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityStanford
  3. 3.Optiant, Inc.USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science&Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24099-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27275-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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