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Global Supply Chain Ecosystems


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Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Global supply chain ecosystems;
    • Chapter - 02: Supply chain visibility;
    • Chapter - 03: Sustainability and green supply chains;
    • Chapter - 04: Risk and supply chain resilience;
    • Chapter - 05: Free trade for all - navigating the FTA landscape;
    • Chapter - 06: The Asian Era;
    • Chapter - 07: The New Silk Road connecting Europe and Asia;
    • Chapter - 08: Integrated logistics hubs;
    • Chapter - 09: Human capital - the talent pool;
    • Chapter - 10: Omni-channel supply chains;
    • Chapter - 11: Africa - is it the next Asia?;
    • Chapter - 12: Supply chain innovation

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Gives invaluable advice on how to address the volatility and vulnerability of global inter-connected networks and build resilient, reliable and effective supply chains that drive competitive advantage Provides practical examples, strategies and recommendations that you can implement immediately, improving short-term performance as you prepare for longer-term issues Features real-life case-studies taken directly from the author's industry projects and extensive experience Presents a multi-dimensional geographic view, including opportunities and challenges in developing markets, multi-modal options of the New Silk Route, the diversity within Asia and developments in emerging Africa

About the Author

Mark Millar is an internationally known industry expert who leverages over 30 years of global business experience to deliver practical knowledge and educated insights that help companies navigate the complex landscapes in Asia, develop new business opportunities, improve the efficiency of their supply chain ecosystems and make better informed business decisions. Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, the author has completed over 450 speaking engagements at corporate events, client functions and industry conferences across 26 countries. A Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the author is recognised in the 'China Supply Chain Top 20', as one of 'Asia's Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics' and in the 2017 USA listing of 'Top Pros-to-Know in Supply Chain'.


"A generous and erudite exploration of the contemporary Global Supply Chain scene. A genuinely entertaining and informative read by one of the real characters of the supply chain community." * Kimble Winter, Global CEO, Logistics Executive Group *
"Mark Millar, one of the best known Supply Chain experts in Asia and beyond, has set a further standard in his book Global Supply Chain Ecosystems which provides valuable insights for business leaders who are managing and developing their global Supply Chains - and is a must-read for anyone interested in strengthening their competitive Supply Chain position." * Rolf Neise, Visiting Professor at ISM International School of Management, Hamburg *
"Mark Millar is recognised in Asia as a thought leader in Supply Chain Management. His book Global Supply Chain Ecosystems provides new insights on the multi-dimensional touch points across the supply chain. I strongly recommend this book to both seasoned professionals and college students seeking to embrace this industry." * Paul W. Bradley, Chairman and CEO, Caprica International *
"A must-read book for freight forwarders and supply chain practitioners - this book delivers an outstanding holistic view of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems, including future directions such as the New Silk Road and how Africa could emerge as the next Asia." * Henrik Christensen, Chairman of African Logistics Club and President of KTZ Express Hong Kong Ltd *
"Internationally renowned industry thought-leader, speaker, lecturer and advisor Mark Millar vividly spells out the myriad of supply chain challenges and opportunities facing today's international executives. This book comprises twelve chapters that address the most pressing topics and latest industry developments facing every manager involved in international trade." * Business Performance Innovation Network *
"This book features real-world case studies, explores recent trends, and examines the critical elements necessary to maintain an effective supply chain ecosystem." * Inbound Logistics *
"Global Supply Chain Ecosystems breaks new ground in terms of our understanding of modern supply chains and as such is an important publication. It is comprehensive in its coverage of the key issues and particularly strong on emerging markets. It provides both theoretical and practical advice on the management of these issues and belongs on the shelves of all serious supply chain practitioners." * Turloch Mooney, Supply Chain and Communications Expert, formerly IATA, Supply Chain Asia Publications and Informa *
"Global Supply Chain Ecosystems by Mark Millar provides a multi-dimensional look at supply chains. I would think of reading this book like getting the opportunity to pick the brain of someone well beyond your pay grade over lunch. Millar is open about his ideas, most of which push us to set our goals higher than many of us think is possible. You just have to be prepared to overcome some of your fears to accomplish them." * Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point *
"The book presents a well-rounded view of the problems, solutions and opportunities that lie ahead in the fast-changing, global supply chains and deserves to be on every logistician's bookshelf." * Bill Redmond, Proprietor at Logistics Editorial Services *
"A fascinating and wide-ranging survey of policy and practical aspects of supply chains in the 21st century, by an acknowledged expert. Global Supply Chain Ecosystems provides valuable insights for practitioners and students alike." * Errol Muir, Publications Editor, Australian APEC Study Centre *
"This is a well-written book which explains very important topics on today's Global Supply Chain Management in a simple and structured manner. Significant topics such as Information Systems, Sustainability, Omni-channel networks etc. are discussed in the context of the global supply chains by introducing the most important issues related to them. Case studies presented in every chapter of the book help the readers to get a better understanding of the concepts presented in the book and their implications. As a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, I believe that this book contains valuable practical information to be used for teaching Logistics and Supply Chain Management to university students." * Dr. Vahid Mirzabeiki, Cranfield School of Management *
"The author takes both industry newbie and more experienced participant on a fast-paced, informative tour of some of the latest trends and industry developments that are affecting this industry segment, looking at how they impact emerging, developing and developed markets alike...Some of the examples given by the author are stunning in their own right and should encourage anyone who can to look over their processes." * Darren Ingram, Editor, Autamme.com *
"Global Supply Chain Ecosystems is based on Mark Millar's extensive experience in all facets of supply chain management across many industries and in a variety of geographical contexts. It is commendable for retaining a strong focus on strategic issues throughout the text and for illustrating the points being made using a wealth of examples from Mark's experience. His argument of how supply chains have become ecosystems is highly relevant in today's complex world. Global Supply Chain Ecosystems is an ideal text for those following executive postgraduate and post-experience education programmes in SCM and related fields. It can also be read profitably by younger students and experienced managers alike." * Professor Edward Sweeney, Professor of Logistics and Head, Engineering Systems & Management (ESM), Aston University *
"A remarkable book exploring the latest global supply chain development. It offers inspiring views and vision on present challenges and future trends for practitioners, including New Silk Road, Omni-channel, emerging Africa logistics development and green supply chain. A dedicated masterpiece in supply chain management!" * Dr. Eugene Y.C. Wong, Assistant Professor, Hang Seng Management College *
"I must congratulate you for this very impressive book on Supply Chain. It contains many aspects of the issues we face in our industry and the book is truly about the ecosystems of global supply chains." * Kelvin Leung, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific *

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