Supply Chain Management (SCM): Its Future Implications

by Habib, M. and Jungthirapanich, C.

(2009) Integrated Educational Management for the Universities. The Journal of China-USA Business Review, 8, 25-38.


This keynote paper represents theory of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and its future implications as well as demonstrates chronological prospective of SCM in terms of time frame in different areas of manufacturing and service industries. SCM has been widely researched in numerous application domains during the last decade. Despite the popularity of SCM research and applications, considerable confusion remains as to its meaning. There are several attempts made by researchers and practitioners to appropriately define SCM. Amidst fierce competition in all industries, SCM has gradually been embraced as a proven managerial approach to achieving sustainable profits and growth. Finally, this study demonstrates Educational Supply Chain Management, as the application of SCM in the service industry, which would unlock other applications of SCM in different arenas. Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management (ITESCM) model would be verified through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Techniques that would describe in this paper. The ITESCM model furnishes stakeholders of the supply chain with appropriate strategies to review and appraise their performance toward fulfillment of ultimate goals, i.e. producing high-ca- liber graduates and high-impact research outcomes, which represent two main contributions, for the betterment of the society.

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