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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 processes give managers a hierarchy to the tasks they must perform to deal with these issues.
Containing hundreds of tips and insights, the Handbook of Supply Chain Management describes the evolution of supply chain management. It explores how the techniques now popular in strategic planning and operations improvement will find new applications in managing supply chains. The author emphasizes changing supply chains rather than merely maintaining them. He uses case studies to illustrate the application of these techniques.
Supply Chain Overview Introduction to the Supply Chain Supply Chain Management-The "Right" Way Supply Chain Potency Evolution of Supply Chain Models Model for Competing Through SC Linking the Supply Chain With the Customer The Five Tasks Task 1: Designing Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage Supply Chains as Activity Systems QFD Case Study The Supply Chain and New Products Task 2: Implementing Collaborative Relationships Foundation for Supply Chain Change Functional Roles in Supply Chain Change Supply Chain Design-A Team Framework Institutionalizing Supply Chain Changes Task 3: Forging Supply Chain Partnerships Motivations for Partnerships Emerging Partnership Model Planning for Partnerships Core Competence and Partnerships Organizing Improvement Efforts Stage 3: Supply Chain Structure The Extended Enterprise™ at Daimler Chrysler Task 4: Managing Supply Chain Information SCM and Information Technology Topography of Supply Chain Applications Supply-Chain Council Task 5: Removing Cost from the Supply Chain Cost and the Supply Chain Root Cause-Clarity Root Cause-Variability Root Cause-Design Root Cause-Information Root Cause-Weak Links Supply Chain Methodologies Supply Chain Pre-study Implementation Roadmap From Purchasing to Strategic Sourcing-A Roadmap Selection Supply Chain Software Supply Chain Case Studies Partnership Barriers in the Nuclear Industry Wholesale Grocer: Supply Chain "Streamlining"
Plumbing Supplies: Manufacturer/Distributor Supply Chain Management, Repair, and Overhaul Operations Retail Distribution: From Low Tech to Leading Edge Distribution Center British Telecom-Capacity Planning in a Deregulation Industry Semiconductor Equipment: Supply Chain Links Footwear Distribution Bicycle Manufacturer: Internet Strategy Consolidation Centers in the Lean Supply Chain Demand-Driven Supply Chain in a Start Up Automobile Industry: Incoming Material Water Utility: Logistics Services Partnerships Auto Parts Retailer-Logistics Partnership Improving Furniture Manufacturer EVA Performance Improvement Through Metrics for Buyers Glossary Bibliography