Supply Chains: A Manager's Guide

Supply Chains: A Manager's Guide

by David A. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 020184463X

ISBN-13: 9780201844634

Pub. Date: 09/26/2003

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Today's fiercest business battles are taking place between competitors' supply chains, with victory dependent on finding a way to deliver products to customers faster, better, and cheaper than anyone else. For proof, just look to Dell and Amazon.com, both of which revolutionized their industries by changing how companies produce, distribute, and sell physical goods.…  See more details below

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Today's fiercest business battles are taking place between competitors' supply chains, with victory dependent on finding a way to deliver products to customers faster, better, and cheaper than anyone else. For proof, just look to Dell and Amazon.com, both of which revolutionized their industries by changing how companies produce, distribute, and sell physical goods. But they're hardly alone. By revamping their supply chains, Siemens CT improved lead time from six month to two weeks, Gillette slashed $400 million of inventory, and Chrysler saved $1.7 billion a year--before, alas, letting its innovative vendor partnerships falter.

It's a high-stakes game, and you don't have a lot of choice about playing; if your company touches a physical product, it's part of a supply chain. And your success ultimately hangs on the weakest link in that chain. In Supply Chains: A Manager's Guide, best-selling author David Taylor shows you how to assemble a killer supply chain using the knowledge, technology, and tools employed in supply-chain success stories. Using his signature fast-track summaries, graphics, and sidebars, Taylor offers a clear roadmap to understanding and solving the complex problems of supply-chain management.

Modern manufacturing has driven down the time and cost of the production process, leaving supply chains as the final frontier for cost reduction and competitive advantage. Supply Chains: A Manager's Guide will quickly give managers the foundation they need to contribute effectively to their company's supply-chain success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201844634
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
09/26/2003
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
About the Cover
Pt. IChallenges
1The New Competition
2The Rules of the Game
3Winning as a Team
Pt. IISolutions
4Supply Chains as Systems
5Modeling the Supply Chain
6Supply Chain Software
Pt. IIIOperations
7Meeting Demand
8Maintaining Supply
9Measuring Performance
Pt. IVPlanning
10Forecasting Demand
11Scheduling Supply
12Improving Performance
Pt. VDesign
13Mastering Demand
14Designing the Chain
15Maximizing Performance
Notes on Sources
Suggested Readings
Glossary
Index

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