Strategic Supply Chain Alignment: Best Practice in Supply Chain Management / Edition 6

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Presents previously unpublished material by logistics professionals, management consultants and academics on next generation thinking about the management of the supply chain. Based on the recently developed strategic alignment model, it shows how companies can reposition their supply chains successfully and offers a link between strategy and implementation. Thirty-eight chapters discuss the market (creating customer value and integrating supply with demand), strategic response (channel strategy, supply chain configuration, and operations and distribution management), cultural capability, leadership, information enablers and drivers, and special interests. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566078255
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/20/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 671
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 New approaches to strategy: Dynamic alignment of strategy and execution
Ch. 2 Strategic supply chain management: Creating shareholder value by aligning supply chain strategy with business strategy
Ch. 3 Aligned logistics operations: Tailoring logistics to the needs of customers
Ch. 4 Customer support logistics: The key to customer satisfaction
Ch. 5 Postponement for mass customization: Satisfying customer demands for tailor-made products
Ch. 6 The supply-demand nexus: From integration to synchronization
Ch. 7 Efficient consumer response: From harmful competition to winning collaboration in the grocery industry
Ch. 8 Components of demand planning: Putting together the details for success
Ch. 9 Effective demand management: Are you limiting the performance of your own supply chain?
Ch. 10 Time compression in the supply chain: Compress your supply chain: expand your customers' satisfaction
Ch. 11 Towards finding the perfect match: Matching supply with demand in supply chains
Ch. 12 The personal computer supply chain: Unlocking hidden value
Ch. 13 Strategic value networks: Redefining channel management
Ch. 14 Formulating a channel strategy: How to master complex channel dynamics
Ch. 15 The global retail supply chain: Conquering complexity through a new supply chain framework
Ch. 16 The consumer direct channel: How the virtual retailer is winning new customers
Ch. 17 Relationships and alliances: Embracing the era of network competition
Ch. 18 Strategic sourcing: Aligning procurement needs with your business goals
Ch. 19 Network-modelling tools: Enhancing supply chain decision making
Ch. 20 Global supply management: Satisfying the global customer
Ch. 21 Lean synchronous manufacturing: 'Hard-wiring' production to demand
Ch. 22 Distribution operations: Managing distribution facilities for strategic advantage
Ch. 23 Transport management: Future directions: redefining the role of transport
Ch. 24 Inventory management: Keeping costs down while lifting customer satisfaction
Ch. 25 Warehouse-management systems technologies: Technology-enabled warehouse excellence
Ch. 26 Alternative organization options: Moving from lines of hierarchy to networks of alliances
Ch. 27 Fourth-party logistics: En route to breakthrough performance in the supply chain
Ch. 28 The dynamics of change in the supply chain: Translating supply chain strategies into action
Ch. 29 New dimensions of leadership in the supply chain: Aligning leadership style to the supply chain challenge
Ch. 30 Strategy, information technology and the supply chain Managing information technology for success, not just survival
Ch. 31 Supply chain management tools Minimizing the risks: maximizing the benefits
Ch. 32 Internet logistics: Creating new customers and matching new competition
Ch. 33 Australia's fast-moving consumer goods industry: Challenging manufacturers to join the integration revolution
Ch. 34 The supply chain in the telecommunications industry: The secret weapon for future competitiveness
Ch. 35 The healthcare supply chain: Applying best-practice remedies to the healthcare sector
Ch. 36 China's supply chain challenge: Creativity in a giant marketplace
Ch. 37 Reconfiguring the automotive industry supply chain: Driving a new focus on customer value
Ch. 38 Reverse logistics: Bringing the product back: taking it into the future
A final word
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