This wide-ranging reader locates supply chain management, lean production and related practice within the holistic concept of total product systems.Demonstrates the strategic relevance of managing supply chains and supply networks to organizational performance and to a range of business functions, including finance, design, production, environmental management, information systems, and marketing. Considers sustainable supply chain management across the service, manufacturing and process sectors. Reflects the radical changes in organizational beliefs, practices and processes that are necessary for a shift to supply chain management in contemporary, global, competitive conditions. Considers particular issues and challenges for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. Contains readings that are interdisciplinary and international in focus.