Creating Market-Winning Strategies Through Supply Chain Partnerships
Author: David F. Ross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
SCM is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing and distribution, and like JIT and TQC it requires a corporate commitment. This book provides both fundamental principles of SCM as well as a set of guidelines to assist in practical application of SCM. It will be one of the first books on the market that deals exclusively with SCM and its application. Readers in the academic, management sciences, sales, marketing and government environments will find this book of particular interest.
Listed as one of the top ten supply chain books of all time on www.supplychainopz.com! A concise, applied and strategic introduction to the subject of logistics and supply chain management, perfect for modern managers and students of logistics and supply chain management. Logistics and supply chain management continue to transform the competitive landscape and have become one of today’s key business issues. This fifth edition of Logistics Management and Strategy continues to take a practical, integrated and international approach to logistics, and includes the very latest research to reflect the innovative and exciting developments in this subject area. A clear framework guides the reader through the four parts of the book, covering; an introduction to logistics and its contribution to competitiveness and value creation, leveraging logistics operations within the context of the customer supplier partnerships, interfaces and the challenges of integration leading-edge thinking in logistics and the future challenges ahead This new edition contains; · 15+ new cases (including Heineken, Unilever and Johnson and Johnson) - coverage of disaster logistics and Corporate Social Responsibility from the supply chain perspective - discussion of global governance of the supply chain - even more coverage on value and logistics costs and segmented supply chain strategy, equipping the reader with the latest thinking 'Well written and contains a wealth of valuable ideas and concepts.' – Dr Jan de Vries, University of Groningen 'Very up-to-date, both in terms of its conceptual framework and the topics covered. Remarkably clear and easy to read.' – Dr Tony Whiteing, University of Huddersfield Alan Harrison was Professor of Operations and Logistics at Cranfield School of Management, and Director of Research at The Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Remko van Hoek is visiting Professor of Supply Chain Management at The Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is also Chief Procurement Officer at GDF SUEZ/Cofely the Netherlands. Heather Skipworth is Senior Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management, The Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
From Preface: This text has a clear European foundation and an international appeal. In line with the globalisation of logistics, we have included cases from other parts of the world than Europe – diverse though European logistics solutions are – including South Africa, the United States, Japan, China and Australia. Accordingly, we start in Part One with the strategic role of logistics in the supply chain. We continue by developing the marketing perspective by explaining our view of ‘putting the end-customer first’. Part One finishes by exploring the concept of value and logistics costs. In Part Two, we review leveraging logistics operations in terms of their global dimensions, and of the lead-time frontier. Part Two continues by examining the challenges of coordinating manufacturing and retail processes, and the impact on logistics of just-in-time and the agile supply chain. Part Three reviews working together, first in terms of integrating the supply chain and second in terms of sourcing and supply management. Our book ends with Part Four, in which we outline the logistics future challenge. This text is intended for MSc students on logistics courses, and as an accompanying text for open learning courses such as global MSc degrees and virtual universities. It will also be attractive as a management textbook and as recommended reading on MBA options in logistics and supply chain management.
Product design touches every aspect of modern life, determining the form and function of the products and technologies that we use every day. Product design is not just concerned with the appearance and functionality of products; it has an important role in determining the cost, pricing, risk and profitability profile of those products. Product Design and the Supply Chain shows how decisions taken at the design stage of a product's life cycle go on to affect that product's subsequent value to a company. Eighty percent of a product's eventual supply chain costs are already present at the early stages of product design and development. This book allows companies to make informed design decisions that have significant positive through-life implications for risk, complexity and responsiveness, thus allowing them to create a 'moat' that is difficult for competitors to sidestep or surmount. Product Design and the Supply Chain contains fascinating content applicable to industry. It is full of useful and insightful real-life cases and examples. This book sets out to show how design impacts: sales revenues, pricing, time to market, manufacturing and supply chain costs, supply chain risks, brand loyalty, and competitiveness.
Creating Competitive Advantage and Value Through Effective Leadership
Author: Samir Dani
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Supply chains, including logistics, are the functional elements of an organisation's operations. To formulate a strategy for this operation to work seamlessly the organisation needs to align these operations with the corporate and business strategy. Strategic Supply Chain Management provides a discussion on effective supply chain strategic leadership for managerial teams who have previously been operating on a tactical or operational level, as well as students who need to learn about applying the theories of strategic supply chain management in practice. Strategic Supply Chain Management introduces concepts and tools which will enable successful buyer-supplier relationships and effective organizational leadership and talent management. Samir Dani provides a concise but important outlook on the connection between business strategy and supply chain strategy. The book delves into topical issues of risk, resilience, and sustainability and how these influence both business and supply chain strategy. The book also considers strategies for procurement, buyer supplier relationships, and sales & operations planning. An important aspect of this book is to consider the leadership and talent aspects of the humans in the supply chain and how this influences strategy and creates competitive advantage.
When you invest millions on new systems you don't want yesterday's solutions. You need a global view of end-to-end material, information, and financial flows. Managers today have the same concerns managers had last year, 10 years ago, or 50 years ago: products, markets, people and skills operations, and finance. New supply chain management processe
When work began on the first volume ofthis text in 1992, the science of dis tribution management was still very much a backwater of general manage ment and academic thought. While most of the body of knowledge associated with calculating EOQs, fair-shares inventory deployment, productivity curves, and other operations management techniques had long been solidly established, new thinking about distribution management had taken a definite back-seat to the then dominant interest in Lean thinking, quality management, and business process reengineering and their impact on manufacturing and service organizations. For the most part, discussion relating to the distri bution function centered on a fairly recent concept called Logistics Manage ment. But, despite talk of how logistics could be used to integrate internal and external business functions and even be considered a source of com petitive advantage on its own, most of the focus remained on how companies could utilize operations management techniques to optimize the traditional day-to-day shipping and receiving functions in order to achieve cost contain ment and customer fulfillment objectives. In the end, distribution manage ment was, for the most part, still considered a dreary science, concerned with oftransportation rates and cost trade-offs. expediting and the tedious calculus Today, the science of distribution has become perhaps one of the most im portant and exciting disciplines in the management of business.
The supply chain is at the heart of every successful business organization's decision-making process. This textbook explains how to create a winning supply chain management strategy by spotlighting how senior executives in European and US companies have turned their supply chains into strategic weapons designed to convert threats, risks and outside pressures into competitive advantages. Strategic Supply Chain Management contains twenty real-world cases, all of which have been field researched by a top author team and tested out in the classroom. Each case adopts an executive leadership perspective to illuminate the real dilemmas faced by managers. The authors draw on their extensive classroom and industry experience to ensure that the writing style is geared towards an executive education readership. This elite case package will provide a complete teaching resource and authentic learning experience for MBA and executive education classes in Supply Chain Management throughout the world.
Issues in the New Era of Collaboration and Competition
Author: Chung Wang, William Yu
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
"In the current business landscape, many business firms compete in one project and cooperate in another related project, and they do so at the same time. Even more interesting is that certain members of these firms are involved in both projects. This book examines this new business landscape"--Résumé de l'éd.
Companies all over the world are utilizing supply chain management to develop a competitive edge. Rich in case studies, Charles Poirier's book takes readers through a four-stage process to building an effective supply chain.
Praise For Strategic Supply Chain Management: "This book shows convincingly that a robust supply chain strategy is critical for business success in today's uncertain economic environment. Cohen and Roussel explain not only what makes for a good supply chain strategy but also how to put that strategy into practice." -- Jim Miller, VP, Worldwide Operations, Google "Strategic Supply Chain Management loudly and clearly makes the case that successful companies' supply chain strategies are closely aligned with their competitive differentiation and operating models. The book uses in-depth examples that bring these concepts to life and demonstrate that one size doesn't fit all. Anyone who thinks operations is just another corporate function needs to read this book." -- Manish Bhatia, SVP, Worldwide Operations, SanDisk "The advent of global marketplaces, heightened competition, accelerated pace of product innovation, and fast-changing customer preferences have increased the impact of the supply chain on company profitability and long-term success. But cultural challenges to successful supply chain design remain. Cohen and Roussel's book provides a platform for addressing these challenges and is recommended reading for chief executives, strategy professionals, and supply chain practitioners." -- Martin Roper, Chief Executive Officer and President, Boston Beer "The authors present a straightforward path for developing and deploying a global supply chain strategy that addresses the priorities of today's executive management teams." --Hau Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business The classic guide to supply chain strategy--re-created to help business leaders gain an advantage in today's volatile, globalized arena The global landscape has changed dramatically since the first edition of Strategic Supply Chain Management established itself as the authority on creating value and achieving competitive advantage from the supply chain. Shorter economic cycles, more-frequent natural disasters, higher costs in low-cost countries, more-restricted access to working capital, and greater focus on sustainability have made effective supply chain management much more challenging--and much more critical to the bottom line. This second edition is your answer to gaining a strategic advantage in the face of these challenges. Drawing on dozens of new company examples as well as cutting-edge benchmarking research, it shows you how to make your supply chains more agile, flexible, and resilient. With 80 easy-to-read tables and diagrams, this fully revised book explains how to: Develop a supply chain strategy that will help you realize your business goals Design a process architecture that maps out the activities of the end-to-end supply chain Create the most effective supply chain organization Build the most beneficial relationships with your supply chain partners Use metrics to assess and drive business success Implement transformational change See how today's best supply chain strategies work in all-new profiles of BASF, Essilor, Haier, Kaiser Permanente, Lenovo, and Schlumberger. Find out what these industry leaders are doing to get the greatest value out of their supply chains. When value depends on how well you deliver, you need Strategic Supply Chain Management, Second Edition.
Annotation The information age we are living in makes it almost impossible for any organization to stick to the traditional ways of doing business. Organizations with a better handle on their supply chains can gain a distinct competitive advantage in today's market place. As a result, supply chain management has become vital; not just for success, but for survival in this new economy. Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management examines this critical topic from all aspects. At the heart of the book is providing the tools and techniques for organizations to streamline their supply chain.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
In order to keep up with the constant changes in technology, business have adopted supply chain management to improve competitive strategies on a strategic and operational level. Supply Chain Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a reference collection which highlights the major concepts and issues in the application and advancement of supply chain management. Including research from leading scholars, this resource will be useful for academics, students, and practitioners interested in the continuous study of supply chain management and its influences.
"This book investigates the role of innovation in the management of supply chains of today, focusing on supply chain integration from both strategic and operational perspectives and the impact of information technology-related innovation in supply chain and logistics service industries"--Provided by publisher.
Food and drink supply chains are complex, continually changing systems, involving many participants. They present stakeholders across the food and drinks industries with considerable challenges. Delivering performance in food supply chains offers expert perspectives to help practitioners and academics to improve their supply chain operations. The Editors have identified six key challenges in managing food and drinks supply chains. Each section of the book focuses on one of these important issues. The first chapters consider the fundamental role of relationship management in supply chains. The next section discusses another significant issue: aligning supply and demand. Part three considers five different approaches to effective and efficient process management, while quality and safety management, an issue food companies need to take very seriously, is subject of the next section. Parts five and six review issues which are currently driving change in food supply chains: the effective use of new technologies and the desire to deliver food sustainably and responsibly. With expert contributions from leaders in their fields, Delivering performance in food supply chains will help practitioners and academics to understand different approaches in supply chain management, explore alternative methods and develop more effective systems. Considers the fundamental role of relationship management in supply chains including an overview of performance measurement in the management of food supply chains Discusses the alignment of supply and demand in food supply chains and reviews sales and operations planning and marketing strategies for competitive advantage in the food industry Provides an overview of the effective use of new technologies and those that will be used in the future to deliver food sustainably and reliably
Author of the bestselling text Supply Chain Management, John T. Mentzer's companion book Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management: Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage has been developed as a supplemental text for any course dealing with strategy and supply chains. Written in an entertaining, accessible style, Mentzer identifies twelve drivers of competitive advantage as clear strategic points managers can use in their companies. Research from more than 400 books, articles, and papers, as well as interviews with over fifty executives in major global companies, inform these twelve drivers. The roles of all of the traditional business functions—marketing, sales, logistics, information systems, finance, customer services, and management—in supply chain management are also addressed.
Since SAP is emphasizing recent developments in operations management in its SCM initiative, this book describes the methodological background from the viewpoint of a company using SAP systems. It describes order processing both in an intra- and interorganizational perspective, as well as describing future developments and system enhancements.
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management has been designed as a comprehensive text for any course dealing with strategy and supply chains. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, Mentzer identifies twelve drivers of competitive advantage as clear strategic points managers can use in their companies./-//-/These twelve drivers are derived from extensive research from more than 400 books, articles, and papers, as well as interviews with more than fifty executives in major global companies. The roles of all of the traditional business functions—marketing, sales, logistics, information systems, finance, customer services, and management—in supply chain management are also addressed. Complete with cases and real examples from corporations around the world, this book will enable students and practising managers to more effectively understand, implement and manage supply chains successfully.
Globalisation, technology and an increasingly competitive business environment have encouraged huge changes in what is known as supply chain management, the art of sourcing components and delivering finished goods to the customer as cost effectively and efficiently as possible. Dell transformed the way people bought and were able to customise computers. Wal-Mart and Tesco have used their huge buying power and logistical skills to ensure the supply and stock management of their stores is finely honed. Manufacturers now make sure that components are where they are needed on the production line just in time for when they are needed and no longer. Such finessing of the way the supply chain works boosts the corporate bottom line and can make the difference between being a market leader or an also ran. This guide explores all the different aspects of supply chain management and gives hundreds of real life examples of what firms have achieved in the field.