Seminar in Global Supply Chain Management Essay

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Seminar Research Paper
By
Mars Mellish
DDBA 8510 Seminar in Global Supply Chain Management
Dr. Moutaz Abou-Robieh
Walden University
June 30, 2013

Abstract This paper was done to cover the DDBA-8510-1 Seminar Global Supply Chain Management final seminar research paper. Supply chain management, is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. It represents a conscious effort by the supply chain firms to develop and run supply chains in the most effective & efficient ways possible (Handfield, 2011). Global Supply Chain Management involves a business or a company’s worldwide interests and suppliers rather than simply a local or national orientation.
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