What are the critical components and concepts of Supply Chain Management? Why do we need to be aware of the different supply chain network designs and performance drivers? What are the reasons for stock holding and what are the costs related to inventory management? Supply Chain Management provides a practical framework for students and demonstrates how firms manage the enterprise-wide functions of supply in today's business environment. The textbook covers discussions around current supply chain issues from South African and southern African contexts. The theory is pitched at an introductory level and contains appropriate technical content to ensure that the textbook is practical in nature.