The Importance of Supply Chains in Global Competitiveness

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


This chapter reviews the topic of global production, with a brief discussion of its historical evolution. We explain the concepts and aspects that have influenced the current production regime and discuss the relationship between the supply chain and the current environment of global competitiveness. Then, we address current supply chain trends that operate in today’s dynamic world economy through global production. Finally, we present examples of some companies that have reached success and have gained a great competitive advantage through an appropriate supply chain management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liliana Avelar-Sosa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
    • 1
  • Aidé 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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