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Prepare an abbreviated annotated bibliography on four important components (1-'Operations Management' as a business function, 2 - Global Sourcing, 3 - Warehousing & Distribution Networks, and 4 - Information Technology as an 'enabler' for SCM-Supply Chain Management). An annotated bibliography is a listing of relevant research articles and a brief summary of each article that is prepared by the author of the review, and not the author of the article. To complete this successfully, you'll need to find and summarize two articles each for 'operations management', global sourcing, warehousing & distribution networks, and IT as an enabler for SCM.

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Prepare an abbreviated annotated bibliography on four important components (1-'Operations Management' as a business function, 2 - Global Sourcing, 3 - Warehousing & Distribution Networks, and 4 - Information Technology as an 'enabler' for SCM-Supply Chain Management). An annotated bibliography is a listing of relevant research articles and a brief summary of each article that is prepared by the author of the review, and not the author of the article. To complete this successfully, you'll need to find and summarize two articles each for 'operations management', global sourcing, warehousing & distribution networks, and IT as an enabler for SCM.

Operations Management:

Empirical Science: New Frontier in Operations Management Research
Paul M. Swamidass
The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct., 1991), pp. 793-814
This paper points out a gap in the methods of operations management research. This gap is defined as a dearth of empirical theory building. The paper discusses the definition of empirical science and explores avenues where empirical theory building can be encouraged in operations management. The paper then delves into theories that 'exist' in the literature of organizational management and categorizes these 'theories' into grand theories, middle range theories and empirical generalizations.

Operations Research in Inventory Management: A Review and Critique
Edward A. Silver
Operations Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, Operations Management (Jul. - Aug., 1981), pp. 628-645
Inventory management problems have been analyzed in this paper. The analysis focuses on the objectives of inventory management, the related costs and benefits. ...

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