Table of contents

1. Supply Chain Flows and Immunity
2. Time, Velocity, and Immunity
3. Thermodynamics and Evolutionary Flow
4. Compression: The Localization of Supply Chains
5. Freedom of Flow: The Adoption of Digital Dexterity
6. Electrical Current
7. Future Supply Chain Flows


Handfield and Linton use the physical concept of flow as a metaphor for the current revolution in supply chain management: the integration of supply chains and the geographic relocation of global supply base. The book analyzes business strategies for such major topics as world events, global supply chains, smart technologies, global market policies, tariffs, pandemic response, outsourcing, and data. FLOW is an important resource for successful management teams.