Strategic Supply Chain (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 16, 2004 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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Agile, strategic supply chain management is a key competitive necessity in today’s no-room-for-error business arena. And few organizations have acquired more knowledge—and demonstrated better results—than the team at global management consultancy Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd, and McGrath (PRTM). In the breakthrough reference Strategic Supply Chain Management, two of PRTM’s leading consultants in this practice explain everything that corporate decision-makers need to know to create value and competitive advantage from their supply chains.

  

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Supply chain management as a field of study and practice has come a long way, though the field is over 150 years old. A book on supply chain strategy would definitely go beyond theory and also would add something very new to the collective knowledge. After reading this book, I really appreciate the authors' depth and breadth of experience. Numerous examples are cited from diverse industries, telling about their unique supply chains. Cases like Zara, HP, Wal Mart and Lilly are often cited to make very important points.
These are the five disciplines for top SCM performance, as mentioned and explained in the book:
Core discipline 1: View your Supply Chain as a Strategic Asset
Core discipline 2: Develop an end-to-end process architecture
Core discipline 3: Design your organization for performance
Core discipline 4: Build the right collaborative model
Core discipline 5: Use metrics to drive business success
I am sure top SCM leaders would find this book very informative.
- Rahul
 

Contents

Supporting Product Lifecycles with Supply Chain Management
1
Applying Rocket Science to the Supply Chain
39
Calling on Customers CostEffectively
91
Reorganizing for a Bright Future
131
Making the Tail Smaller and the Tooth Stronger
169
Driving Customer Satisfaction
217
RealTime Response to Demand
249
Source and Methodology for Benchmarking Data
259
The Supply Chain Maturity Model
273
Comparison of Characteristics for Levels 2 and Level 3 SCOR Metrics
279
Notes
301
Index
307
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Page 285 - Supply Chain Delivery Reliability The performance of the supply chain in delivering: the correct product, to the correct place, at the correct time, in the correct condition and packaging, in the correct quantity, with the correct documentation, to the correct customer. Delivery Performance Fill Rates Perfect Order Fulfillment Supply Chain Responsiveness The velocity at which a supply chain provides products to the customer.
Page xv - The furnaces, sixteen in number, stand in two rows, one on each side of the canal, and about forty yards distant from it. A constant supply of coal and ironstone can be reckoned upon, and therefore only a small stock is kept at the works. The mineral trains are worked with unfailing regularity, and their cargoes are deposited conveniently for immediate use. There is thus no superfluous shovelling about of the materials, nor is any expense incurred by piling them into heaps.
Page 245 - These are just a few of the questions that need to be asked of a social reality that may exist in the form of a very effectual, though modified, extended family.
Page 285 - Supply Chain Flexibility The agility of a supply chain in responding to marketplace changes to gain or maintain competitive advantage.
Page xv - Most of the ironstone was at one time obtained from pits in the nighbourhood, but now it has to be brought from a distance of from two to twenty miles ; and a complete system of railways connects the pits with the works. The total length of the railways is about fifty miles, and the traffic is carried on by means of six locomotives and an immense number of trucks.
Page 4 - A book of this scope would not have been possible without the help and support of many fine people.
Page xv - ... steamers. A great proportion of the manufactured iron is sent out by the canal. As the Gartsherrie Ironworks have a wide-spread reputation for producing iron of a superior quality, and are among the best organised manufactories in the country, a description of them may be interesting. The furnaces, sixteen in number, stand in two rows, one on each side of the canal, and about forty yards distant from it. A constant supply of coal and ironstone can be reckoned upon, and therefore only a small...
Page xv - ... complete system of railways connects the pits with the works. The total length of the railways is about fifty miles, and the traffic is carried on by means of six locomotives and an immense number of trucks. The establishment is also connected with the great railway systems of the country, and possesses additional facilities for transport in a branch of the Monklands Canal, which has been carried through the centre of the works. For the canal traffic, there is a fleet of eighteen barges, of about...
Page 96 - Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related products with $4.0 billion in annual revenues.
Page 182 - Alan Estevez, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration.

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Shoshanah Cohen, C.F.P.I.M. (Mountain View, CA) and Joseph Roussel (France) are two leaders in PRTM’s Worldwide Supply Chain Practice. PRTM was founded in 1976 and has focused on operations and supply chain management from its earliest days.

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