Advanced Supply Management: The Best Practice Debate

Price: 25.00
Authors: Andrew Cox & Peter Hines
Format: Paperback
No. Pages: 410
Published: August 1997
ISBN: 1-873439-51-2

The issue of supply chain management is one of the growth areas of business management. This volume brings together the thinking of some of the leading academics currently researching "better practice" in supply management.

The book provides an insight into the debate between the contingency and benchmarking schools of operational best practice. The book demonstrates that there is a major difference in the prescriptions offered for practitioners from adopting either of these two perspectives. The benchmarking school supports the introduction of Japanese techniques, while the contingency school favours a more "fit for purpose" approach.