The Supply-Based Advantage: How to Link Suppliers to Your Organization's Corporate Strategy

The Supply-Based Advantage: How to Link Suppliers to Your Organization's Corporate Strategy

by Stephen C. Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814401554

ISBN-13: 9780814401552

Pub. Date: 03/30/2009

Publisher: AMACOM Books

It’s not enough for companies to simply try to find ways to save money through suppliers. If suppliers aren’t fully integrated into their corporate strategy, there’s no way for companies to ensure that they will continue to save money...and that their supply decisions will fit with changing organizational goals. Blending theory, best practices,

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Overview

It’s not enough for companies to simply try to find ways to save money through suppliers. If suppliers aren’t fully integrated into their corporate strategy, there’s no way for companies to ensure that they will continue to save money...and that their supply decisions will fit with changing organizational goals. Blending theory, best practices, and relevant examples, The Supply-Based Advantage reveals how to design, build, maintain, and "remodel" an organization’s supply base to support its total business strategy and operations. Readers will learn how they can:
• achieve greater profitability by using suppliers to capture value beyond price
• develop a supply management strategy that creates real, renewable benefits
• maintain flexibility in their supply chain to deal with unique business situations
• link supply execution into product marketing and fulfillment purposes

Filled with enlightening examples from companies such as Mars, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and Wal-Mart, this book shows how any organization can transform its supply function into a key driver of profit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814401552
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword: Why a Book on Supply and Competitive

Advantage? vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Competitive Advantage: Building a Supply-Based

Framework 1

Chapter 2 Suppliers: The Forgotten Competitive Currency 18

Chapter 3 Small Companies: Seeking Value to Offset Lack of Scale 33

Chapter 4 Blueprint for Supply-Based Advantage: Plan

Before Doing 46

Chapter 5 Sourcing Strategy: Foundation of Advantage 70

Chapter 6 Supplier Relationships: Erecting Support for

Advantage 87

Chapter 7 Supply Chain Management: Connecting Across and Between Companies 124

Chapter 8 Floor Plan for Supply Advantage: Organizing

People, Skills, and Tasks 153

Chapter 9 Cross-Functional Collaboration: The Door to the

Ultimate Differentiator 186

Chapter 10 Market Flows: Monitor and Manage the Forces

That Shape Performance 214

Chapter 11 Outsourcing: Using Suppliers to Maintain and

Remodel Capability 244

Chapter 12 Risk Management in the Supply Base: Insuring

Against Damage, Loss, and Liability 272

Chapter 13 Building Supply Base Advantage: A Long-Term

Project 300

Chapter 14 Situational Supply Base Flexibility: Achieving the

Dream 321

Afterword: You Can Get Competitive Advantage from Suppliers 337

Index 343

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