Crossing borders: trends in Operations and Global Supply Chain Management


  • Henrique Corrêa Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College


global supply chain management, operations management, evolution, triple bottom line, uncertainty, complexity, volatility


The management of global supply chains and the impact of 3BL do not represent a rupture but rather another stage of evolution in the expansion of scope that the area of operations management has been experiencing since the beginning of the 20th Century. It is a fact, however, that the current stage of evolution is occurring in a more accelerated rate than in previous stages and it is also a fact that the levels of volatility, complexity and social pressure on supply chains today and in the future do not have historical precedence. This is one of the reasons why logistics and supply chains will continue to be important factors of differentiation in the market for a long time in the future. But what are the future tendencies for the management of supply chains and how should managers prepare themselves for these tendencies? The goal of this article is to briefly revisit the history of the field and then explore these questions.


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Author Biography

Henrique Corrêa, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College

Henrique Correa, Ph.D. (Warwick Business School, UK) is Professor of Operations Management at Rollins College, Winter Park, USA. Correa previously taught at the FGV Business School and at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has also served visiting appointments in Europe and the USA and consulted with various Fortune 500 companies. Correa has published extensively in academic journals and has authored and co-authored eight books and textbooks in operations management. He was the 2011-2012 sole recipient of the prestigious Rollins College Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship.




How to Cite

Corrêa, H. (2013). Crossing borders: trends in Operations and Global Supply Chain Management. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 9(2), 27–38. Retrieved from