Handbook of global supply chain management

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Sage Publications, 2007 - Business & Economics - 585 pages
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Includes methods and perspectives on global logistics and supply chain management that have emerged from logistics, marketing, management, economics, sociology, personnel, information systems, and international relation. Provides a comprehensive understanding and assessment of the field of global logistics and supply chain management. Describes and critically examines the key perspectives guiding global logistics and supply chain management, taking stock of what we know (and don't know) about them. Identifies emerging developments and delineate their significance to the practice of global logistics and supply chain management. Employs top flight international researchers from both academia and practice to provide a broad range of ideas and applications.

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John T. Mentzer, ProfessorBruce Chair of Excellence in Business and Executive Director, Integrated Value Chain Forums   John T. (Tom) Mentzer is Executive Director of the Integrated Value Chain Forums, comprised of the Supply Chain Strategy & Management Forum, the Sales Forecasting Management Forum, and the Customer Value / Marketing Strategy Forum. He also holds the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business Policy in the Department of Marketing, Logistics and Transportation at The University of Tennessee.
Dr. Mentzer has written more than 130 papers and articles, which have appeared in International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Logistics and Transportation Review, Transportation Journal, Journal of Business Research, Advances in Business Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of MacroMarketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Education, Columbia Journal of World Business, Research in Marketing, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Business Forecasting, and numerous conference proceedings.   
In 1999 Dr. Mentzer was recognized as the most prolific author in the Journal of Business Logistics and in 1996 as one of the five most prolific authors in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His research focuses on the contribution of logistics and marketing to customer satisfaction and strategic advantage; the application of computer decision models to logistics, marketing, and forecasting; and management of the sales forecasting function. Professor Mentzer serves on the editorial review boards of International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management; Logistics Information Management; Journal of Business Logistics; Supply Chain Management Review; Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science; and he is an occasional reviewer for Logistics and Transportation Review; Journal of Marketing; Journal of Forecasting; International Journal of Forecasting; Operations Research; and Journal of Business Research. He previously served as editor of the Systems Section of the Journal of Business Logistics. He presently serves on the Executive Committee and is a Past President of the Council of Logistics Management, is President of the Board of Directors of the Sheth Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Marketing Association Foundation. He was formerly President of the Academy of Marketing Science and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science - a distinction granted to fewer than 20 scholars worldwide.   
Dr. Mentzer has conducted numerous programs, workshops and classes for business, industry and government leaders. He has served as a consultant for more than seventy corporations and government agencies, is on the boards of directors of several corporations, and previously worked for General Motors Corporation.

Matthew B. Myers is Director of Global Business Initiatives and Associate Professor of Marketing at The University of Tennessee. Dr. Myers' primary areas of research are in international pricing, international supply chain operations, and comparative marketing systems. Prior to joining The University of Tennessee, Matt worked as a financial advisor with Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, and was a financial analyst with IBM-Argentina. Professor Myers' research has been published in a number of academic outlets including the Journal of Retailing, Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Production Research, and the Journal of World Business.

Theodore P. Stank is the John H. Dove Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Transportation at The University of Tennessee. Dr. Stank's business background includes sales and marketing experience as an employee of Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy prior to his industry and academic experience. He has also performed consulting and executive education services for numerous manufacturing and logistics firms. He is an active member of the Council of Logistics Management.  

His research interests focus on the strategic implications and performance benefits associated with integrated logistics and supply chain management concepts, specifically related to logistics integration, communications and information exchange, outsourcing, and operational flexibility/responsiveness. He is a co-author with Donald J. Bowersox, and David J. Closs of 21st Century Logistics: Making Supply Chain Integration a Reality (Council of Logistics Management; 2000), has published over 55 articles in academic and professional journals, and has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching.