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Supply chains and total product systems: a reader

Rhodes, Ed; Warren, James P. and Carter, Ruth eds. (2006). Supply chains and total product systems: a reader. Padstow, Cornwall, UK: Blackwells.

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This wide ranging reader locates supply chain management, lean production and related practice within the holistic concept of total product systems.It emphasises the importance of effective management of supply chains and supply networks across all stages of the complete cradle-to-grave product life cycle, including the phases of purchase by consumers and other end users, product use and support, and end-of-life reprocessing. It reflects the increasing importance of supply chain management to organisations of all types, across service sectors as well as in manufacturing. The readings are presented in four distinct sections, focusing on: theoretical and conceptual issues; inter-organisational relationships within product systems; achieving change within organisations; and particular issues and challenges for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises. The introductory chapter (by Ed Rhodes) establishes a framework for advancing policy and practice across total product systems. The readings are multi-disciplinary and international, appealing to a world-wide audience.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 1-4051-2409-1, 978-1-4051-2409-6
Extra Information: This reader is part of the Open University Supply Chain Management Course, T882, ,
and is comprised of 30 academic articles chosen across a broad range of topics and industries and to a lesser extent in the service sector.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-2410-2 for hardcover edition
Keywords: supply chains; supply systems; life cycle analysis; total product systems; organisations; SME; lean production; supply chain management; strategy; innovation; design of supply chains
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 10248
Depositing User: James Warren
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:09
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