Driving Power in Global Supply Chains

Sako, Mari (2011) Driving Power in Global Supply Chains. Communications of the ACM, 54 (7). pp. 23-25.


Supply Chains are increasingly global. Consequently, we pour energy into managing existing global supply chains efficiently, with their risks (for example, risks arising from geographic dispersion) and rewards (such as the benefits derived from cost arbitrage). Yet we do not know enough about how profits are divided and distributed along a global supply chain that changes over time. This is a question worth posing at a time when new locations have
become available not only for production but also for consumption, especially in rapidly growing emerging markets. For example, if the end market for electronic goods shifts from the U.S. to China or India, would the supply chain become driven by global or local corporate entities?

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Product manufacturing; Supply chain management; Global supply chains; Influence; Global and local
Subject(s): Professional services
Project management
Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Centre for Professional Firms
BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 15:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/3755

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