This book analyses the development of strategic supply chain modelling and its role in optimising decision-making in business, in relation to advances in technology and increased demand due to globalisation. The authors examine existing supply chain models in order to create a conceptual framework for a new diagnostic tool, offering a useful, realistic and meaningful contribution to the field, both theoretically and practically. Using the real-life context of a major international automobile manufacturer, this study satisfies the demand from industry for guidance in the complex world of strategic supply chain modeling in the growing logistics business sector. Readers of Strategic Supply Chain Management will find this work instructive and informative, and it will be of particular interest to students, researchers and policy-makers in the supply chain management industry.
Safaa Sindi is a Logistics and Supply Chain Analyst at Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich, UK. She has previously been a Research Associate at Plymouth University, UK, and has published widely on the topic of supply chain management in books, international journals and conference papers.
Michael Roe holds the Chair in Maritime and Logistics Policy at Plymouth University, UK. He has extensive experience of working with maritime and logistics policy-makers across much of Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Author of 14 books and editor of another five, Michael has published over 80 academic journal papers.
1. Introduction to Strategic Supply Chain Modelling.- 2. The Evolution of Supply Chains and Logistics.- 3. A Theoretical and Conceptual Framework for Strategic Supply Chains.- 4. A Methodology for the Strategic Supply Chain Model.- 5. Data Collection for Strategic Supply Chain Modelling.- 6. The Application of Fuzzy Delphi to Strategic Supply Chain Modelling.- 7. Data Analysis for Strategic Supply Chain Modelling.- 8. Testing and Implementing the Strategic Supply Chain Model.- 9. Conclusions: What Next for Strategic Supply Chain Modelling.