Managing Towards Supply Chain Maturity Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-23
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Managing Towards Supply Chain Maturity takes a view of the crucial issues involved in supply chain management, namely risk, information and social capital management. Over the last dozen or so years, the outsourcing and offshoring processes have grown in importance. It is now more and more the case that enterprises concentrate on their key competences while transferring operations or specific tasks to other countries. Modern supply chains are becoming supply networks; hence there is a need for conscious and concerted implementation of methods to manage risk, information and social capital. These issues are very important for the efficiency and competitiveness of supply chains and are discussed in detail. The discussion includes the results of research and introduces the concept of risk, information and social capital management that will ensure supply chain excellence and maturity according to the Poirier's model that has been taken as the point of reference for this study. From a managerial point of view this study can play a significant role in determining the best risk and information management practices in the context of the outsourcing and offshoring of business processes.

Author Biography

Maciej Szymczak is Associate Professor of Business Administration, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Department of International Logistics, Poznan University of Economics (PUE), Poznan, Poland. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Poznan, Ph.D. and post Ph.D. (habilitation) degree in the area of Business Administration, majoring in business logistics management, from PUE. He currently serves as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Business and Economics. His research focuses on business logistics, international logistics and supply chain management, information systems for logistics, and recently city logistics. He has published over 100 articles in scientific and professional journals.

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Introduction; Maciej Szymczak
1. Supply Chain Management; Maciej Szymczak, Mariusz Szuster, Grazyna Wieteska and Anna Baraniecka
2. Directions of Supply Chain Development; Anna Baraniecka
3. Supply Chain Risk; Grazyna Wieteska
4. Outsourcing and Offshoring as Factors Increasing Risk in Supply Chains; Mariusz Szuster
5. Supply Chain Risk Management; Grazyna Wieteska
6. Information Management in the Supply Chain; Maciej Szymczak
7. Social Capital Management in the Supply Chain; Anna Baraniecka
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