4 Supply Chain

A session in which we elucidate the rationale for managing the supply-chain across organisations boundaries and consider the technical and organisational issues raised in detail.


The rationale for extending operations management beyond the boundaries of a single foirm and managing networks of operations across organisational boundaries is explored. The value of exchanging information will be condsidered and the importance of standards in putting supply-chain management into practice will be discussed.

Key Terms


  • Cachin, G. & Fisher, M. (2000) Supply Chain Inventory Management and the Value of Shared Information, Management Science, 46, 8.