Updated with the latest practices, trends, and developments from the field, PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH, 4E guides students step by step through the management of all supply chain activity while addressing real-world concerns related to domestic and global supply chains. Comprehensive, one-of-a-kind coverage encompasses operations, purchasing, logistics, and process integration. The text follows the natural flow through the supply chain--resulting in one of the most balanced approaches available. Well-organized chapters demonstrate the practical applications of supply chain management in today's workplace, and intriguing SCM Profiles provide abundant real-world business examples. In addition, the fourth edition includes revised and expanded end-of-chapter questions and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.