Authors: Zongwei Luo, CJ Tan, Edward C Wong and Wei Yongda
Traditional Supply Chain Management (SCM) aims at movement of goods and services from one end of this chain to the other through different stages so as to improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability of the entire process. As SCM spans across the economic functions of the entire value chain of a product or service, it is vital for a company to join in, form, or coordinate its business related supply chains, forming various kinds of business relationships. Supply chain relationship management, or relationship management in supply chains, increasingly becomes one of the core functions in today’s marketplace for companies to strive for business competiveness. In this paper, we study the role of supply chain relationship in today’s business environment. Special attention is paid to those enterprises in transition period in China. As the growing concern on environmental considerations in supply chain industries, numerous corporations are facing new challenge on carbon management in supply chains. A case study is performed on carbon impact analysis to illustrate the dynamic market adaptation through supply chain relationship management.
Keywords: supply chain mangement, relationship management, carbon relationship, carbon impact, market adaptation