Conceptualization of Supply Chain Competitiveness

  • Liliana Avelar-SosaEmail author
  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
  • Aide Aracely Maldonado-Macías
Part of the Management and Industrial Engineering book series (MINEN)


Competitiveness is a well-known aspect that refers to the ability of companies and countries to maintain certain productivity and efficiency advantages in order to reach economic goals and maintain a given market position. The goal of this chapter is to present the concept of competitiveness by briefly explaining its historical evolution and establishing its relationship with the supply chain (SC). Additionally, this chapter will anticipate the difference between competitive advantage and comparative advantage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liliana Avelar-Sosa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
    • 1
  • Aide Aracely Maldonado-Macías
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, Institute of Engineering and TechnologyUniversidad Autónoma de Ciudad JuárezCiudad JuárezMexico

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