The term Supply Chain Dynamics summarizes in three words how our present-day business world works. Every product, every service, is supplied through a chain or network of multiple, often dozens of independent organizations.
At the same time, the dynamics in these supply chains are considerable. Players change in capabilities and focus, old players disappear, new ones emerge all the time. There is often great volatility in technological developments and in end customer preferences.
Supply Chain Dynamics is also a blend of two established academic disciplines, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and System Dynamics (SD). Interestingly, the roots for both fields lie with the same book from half a century ago, Industrial Dynamics by Prof. Jay Forrester of MIT from 1961.
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