Supply chain design and management in emerging economies: Identifying barriers and critical success factors

Wojciech Piotrowicz, Richard Cuthbertson

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This introductory chapter is composed of two parts. In the first section, the major barriers to Supply Chain management are identified and a framework for classifying barriers is proposed. The barriers are derived from a broad literature review. Three sources were analysed in depth: papers focusing on generic Supply Chain barriers (mainly in developed countries), papers focusing on barriers specific to Supply Chains in emerging (developing) markets, and finally the other chapters submitted for this book. The framework developed comprises several layers, from the external environment, via market, Supply Chain and inter-organisational levels, to outputs. Each category of barriers is briefly described. The second part of this chapter provides an overview and guide for the rest of the chapters in this book. The chapters cover topics including development, international trade, supply chain design, risk management, as well as more operational transport and logistics issues. Sectors covered include retail, logistics, food, apparel and automotive. The countries and regions described in the book are: Brazil, Sub-Saharan Africa, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Russia, Egypt, Nepal and the Czech Republic, providing a broad range of different emerging markets. This chapter summarises the literature focused on Supply Chain Management in emerging markets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupply Chain Design and Management for Emerging Markets: Learning from Countries and Regions
EditorsWojciech Piotrowicz, Richard Cuthbertson
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-05764-4, 978-3-319-37959-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-05765-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


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