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Configured by Consumption

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Configured by Consumption

How Consumption–Demand Will Reshape Supply Chain Operations

9781789905724 Edward Elgar Publishing
Booi Hon Kam, Professor, School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain, College of Business and Law, RMIT University, Melbourne and Peter J. Rimmer Emeritus Professor, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78990 572 4 Extent: 192 pp
With the paradigm shift in consumption habits during the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the digital transformation of supply-chain operations, Configured by Consumption is a timely reflection on the technological evolution of production-consumption cycles since the genesis of industrialization. Forward-thinking, it contemplates the digital future of logistics and supply chain operations in the face of evolving consumer demand.

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With the paradigm shift in consumption habits during the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the digital transformation of supply chain operations, Configured by Consumption offers a timely reflection on the technological evolution of production-consumption cycles since the genesis of industrialization.

Digging deeper into the theoretical underpinnings of Industry 4.0, chapters explore consumerism, consumption on demand, consumer connectivity, omnichannel retailing and social commerce to develop a general theory of supply chain operations. The book examines how logistics and supply chain operations have evolved as a discipline and practice through the combined lens of accommodating technological advancement and supporting consumption. Looking to the future of global industry, it concludes by anticipating further technological advancement and contemplates the vision, possibilities, realities and challenges of where logistics and supply chain operations will go beyond automation, robotics and artificial intelligence to meet evolving consumer demand.

Giving meaning to the coalescence of the physical supply chain and digital commerce, it will prove invaluable to students and scholars of both economics and organizational and technology studies. It also offers significant insights for decision-makers working at all levels of supply chain and operations management, revealing digital transformations at both the firm (micro) and industry and country (macro) levels.
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‘Kam and Rimmer provide a unique and practical perspective into how emerging revolutionary technologies are transforming consumption and supply chains. Their transdisciplinary perspective helps in understanding this complex topic affecting society in many ways.’
– Joseph Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
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Contents: Preface 1. Introduction to Configured by Consumption 2. Industrialization: genesis 3. Consumerism: the force that matters 4. Supply Chain 4.0: technology to the rescue 5. Consumption on demand: race to meet changing consumption on demand 6. Consumer connectivity: forging supply chain success in the digital ecosystem 7. Configured by social consumption: towards a theory of supply chain operations under Industry 4.0 Bibliography Index
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