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

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Strategic Supply Chain Alignment brings together for the first time the world's leading logistics professionals, management consultants and academics to offer their insights and experiences on the latest supply chain management techniques. This collection of previously unpublished material offers the reader a unique opportunity to identify the hot issues, discover emerging strategies and uncover key industry and market perspectives.

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Editorial Reviews

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Coverage of the supply chain lexicon is awesome. Everything you might want to know...examined in detail...Does it read well? Yes...Will it be well regarded by top management? Almost certainly.' Supply Management

'A comprehensive and authoritative book...a thorough exploration of the latest thinking...based on Andersen Consulting's strategic alignment model.' Business Books Direct Catalogue

'...(the contributors) joint efforts deserve almost unreserved praise...John Gattorna has done a masterly job. The book is wide ranging and comprehensive. The contributions are scholarly but eminently readable.' Modern Management

'...a series of highly useful and informative individual articles, which have been written to be read independently.' Future Filter

'A solid, well organized and written reference, this book does an excellent job of linking supply chain strategy with the nuts and bolts of implementation.' Warehousing Research & Education Directory - USA

'A worthwhile investment.' The Export Guide

Presents previously unpublished material by logistics professionals, management consultants and academics on next generation thinking about the management of the supply chain.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

Foreword - Gregory Owens; Introduction - John Gattorna; New approaches to strategy - Peter Fuchs, Andrew Young and Alida Zweidler-McKay; Strategic supply chain management - Robert Evans and Alister Danks. Part I The Market: Overview; Creating Customer Value: Aligned logistics operations - Liane Torres and John Miller; Customer support logistics - Robert Evans and Doug Castek; Postponement for mass customization - Hau Lee; Integrating Supply with Demand: The supply-demand nexus - Jeff Beech; Efficient consumer response - David Sharpe and Richard Hill; Components of demand planning - Todd Smith, Jay Mabe and Jeff Beech; Effective demand management - Jamie Bolton; Time compression in the supply chain - Jon Bumstead; Towards finding the perfect match - Ananth Raman; The personal computer supply chain - Terry Austin. Part II Strategic Response: Overview; Channel Strategy: Strategic value networks - Randy Barba, Philip Roussel and Bruce Bendix; Formulating a channel strategy - John Miller; The global retail supply chain - Ken Bonning, Ed Rader and Rick Chavie; The consumer direct channel - Steve Bartolotta; Supply Chain Configuration: Relationships and alliances - Martin Christopher; Strategic sourcing - Gregory Owens, Olivier Vidal, Rick Toole and Donovan Favre; Network-modelling tools - Sue Jimenez, Tim Brown and Joe Jordan; Global supply management - Dave Anderson, Yamini Dhillon and Julian Remnant; Operations and Distribution Management: Lean synchronous manufacturing - David Kennedy, Barry Elliott and Frank Carbone; Distribution operations - Duane Marvick and John White; Transport management - Rich Bergmann and Craig Rawlings; Inventory management - Chris Norek; Warehouse-management systems technologies - Bruce Richmond and Eric Peters. Part III Cultural Capability: Overview; Organization Options: Alternative organization options - Paula Giles and Anthony Hancy; Fourth-party logistics - John Gattorna; Change Management: The dynamics of change in the supply chain - Robert Easton, Robyn Brown and Duncan Armitage. Part IV Leadership: Overview; New dimensions of leadership in the supply chain - Cathy Walt and John Gattorna. Part V Information Enablers and Drivers: Overview; Strategy, information technology and the supply chain - Tom Nickles, James Mueller and Timothy Takacs; Supply chain management tools - Bruce Richmond, Ann Burns, Jay Mabe, Linda Nuthall and Rick Toole; Internet logistics - Grieg Coppe and Stephen Duffy. Part VI Special Interest: Overview; Australia's fast-moving consumer goods industry - Peter Moore; The supply chain in the telecommunications industry - Michael Mikurak, Rick Tullio and Scott Wiskoski; The healthcare supply chain - Kim Wigglesworth and John Zelcer; China's supply chain challenge - Denis Simon and David Ashton; Reconfiguring the automotive industry supply chain - Mark Reynolds and Scot Eisenfelder; Reverse logistics - Theresa Jones; A final word - John Gattorna; Contributors; Index.

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