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This edition of Supply Chain Management (SCM) was revised to appeal to a wider readership besides students taking SCM courses. Global supply chain managers and researchers in the fields of SCM and operations strategy would find it a useful reference. Rather than discuss the technical issues of SCM, the book focuses on the strategic perspectives and approaches of SCM. Students learn to identify SCM issues from the top management's perspective. The book also presents real-world managerial problems and incorporates case studies for connecting theories with practices. By exploring the fundamental issues of SCM, managers acquire a new learning perspective that enables them to solve problems in a more sustainable and innovative manner rather than use short-term, ad hoc solutions. Finally, it distils various theoretical concepts to allow researchers to observe real SCM issues in a managerial context which allows for practical, meaningful and impactful research to be carried out.
Bowon Kim is Professor of Operations Strategy and Management Science at KAIST Business School in Seoul, Korea. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard University (1995), M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University (1989), and a Bachelor's from Seoul National University (1988). He is teaching and doing research on supply chain management, new product innovation, and value chain sustainability. He has published numerous papers in prestigious academic journals. In 2017, he published a book entitled Optimal Control Applications for Operations Strategy, which elaborates on supply chain management (SCM) using optimal control theory and differential games.