Journal of Supply Chain Management

What is SCM? And, Where is It? Members Only Content

This article provides insight on the evolution and emergence of the supply chain management (SCM) concept and shares conclusions about the future of SCM from the perspective of educators, researchers, and practitioners. Based on a survey of SCM educators, the article seeks to delimit the scope or domain of SCM and how the boundaries have changed and continue to change. This is done by contrasting four perspectives on SCM versus purchasing: traditionalist, relabeling, unionist, and intersectionist.

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