Supply Chain Management in the Retail Industry / Edition 1

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Overview

This book defines supply chains, focusing on the impact that they can have o the retail industry. Featuring step-by-step how supply chains are set up, the factors that can impact them and what that means to the customer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471723196
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

CHAPTER 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT.

The Evolution of the Supply Chain.

How the Supply Chain Works.

The Evolving Structure of Supply Chains.

Participants in the Supply Chain.

Aligning the Supply Chain with Business Strategy.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 2: THE RETAIL DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

Participants in the Distribution Channel.

Types of Channels.

Channel Relationships.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 3: SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS: PLANNING.

Five Links in the Chain.

Demand Forecasting.

Product Pricing.

Inventory Management.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 4: SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS: SOURCING MATERIALS AND MAKING PRODUCTS.

Procurement.

Credit and Collections.

Product Design.

Production Scheduling.

Facility Management.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 5: SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS: DELIVERIES AND RETURNS.

Order Management.

Delivery Scheduling.

The Reality of Returns.

Outsourcing Supply Chain Operations.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 6: TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATION.

The “Bullwhip Effect”.

Coordinating the Supply Chain.

Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment.

Starting Supply Chain Collaboration.

Information Systems.

Inventory Management Systems.

Assessing Technology and System Needs.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 7: MEASURING PERFORMANCE: SUPPLY CHAIN METRICS.

Four Types of Markets.

Market Performance Categories.

Customer Service Metrics.

Internal Efficiency Metrics.

Demand Flexibility Metrics.

Product Development Metrics.

Collecting and Using Performance Data.

Spotlighting Problems and Opportunities.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 8: DEFINING SUPPLY CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES.

Identifying Opportunities.

Combining System Design and Strategy.

Initial Project Plans and Budgets.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 9: DEVELOPING SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS.

Organizing a Systems Development Project.

Designing a Supply Chain System.

Creating a System Prototype.

Final Planning and Budgeting.

The Build Phase.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

CHAPTER 10: THE REAL-TIME SUPPLY CHAIN AND BEYOND.

Power on Demand.

Global Sourcing.

Retail Technology Trends.

Thinking Strategically.

Adaptive Networks.

Chapter Summary.

Discussion Questions.

Glossary.

Index.

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