Supply Chain Analysis

Academic research results in the field of supply chain management were often obtained from ideal circumstances with generic conditions. Supply chain professionals, on the other hand, developed cost-effective strategies on the basis of local and sector-specific circumstances.

To bridge this gap, the authors of ‘Supply Chain Analysis’ collected twelve academic articles that discuss specific branches (supermarkets, chemicals, cosmetics, containers, clothing and second-hand goods) and that view topical themes (like ISO certifications, supply chain risk management, trust, taxes and synchronisation) in a academic and sometimes mathematical context. Every chapter is, in fact, a well thought-out article about subjects that really could, or should, take up an entire book by themselves.

In addition, the chapters differ in terms of depth: some are more qualitative in nature, with no more than a schematic model, while others contain highly complex mathematical formulas. In any case, this book is a successful initiative towards taking a more scientific approach to supply chain management, without losing track of practical usefulness.