Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment: A New Business Model for Peak Performance in Enterprise Supply Chains Across All Geographies

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., Sep 28, 2012 - Business & Economics - 440 pages

Just like the world financial system, but for different reasons, 21st-century corporations need a new business model for their enterprise supply chains. The old conventions no longer work in this new world of volatile and increasingly unpredictable demand and supply. The enterprise needs to become more 'connected' to its own parts, as well as its partners up and down the chains it participates in. So too, we need to embrace new ways of looking at customers to gain deeper, more insightful impressions of what they are telling us about the way they want to buy our products and services. Finally, these signals need converting into corresponding action, driven by the people in the business, leaders and staff alike, who are aligned to their customers' wishes. This is the world of dynamic supply chain alignment where, increasingly, supply chains are the business.

In the follow-up to his hugely successful Strategic Supply Chain Alignment, John Gattorna's Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment, explores how to create and sustain multiple supply chains with a level of flexibility and responsiveness that allow you to respond to opportunities and threats; at the same time aligning with your suppliers, your partners and your customers.

When more executives get to this stage of development the profits will flow more readily, and sustainability of performance will not be the same issue it is today. The way forward is right there in front of us; but, says John Gattorna, we must throw off old ways and embrace the new.

 

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Contents

Findings of Expert Panels Shades of Things to Come
1
People Powering Enterprise Supply Chains
45
Requisite Collaboration in Enterprise Supply Chains
61
Building Relationships that Create Value
67
Lean and Agile Supply Chains
81
The Evolution of Fully Flexible Supply Chains
85
Humanitarian Supply Chains in Action
97
Enhanced CivilMilitary Collaboration in Humanitarian Supply Chains
107
DHL Taiwan Aligning the Express Business with Customers
239
Aligning Fonterras Global Supply Chain Network
249
Supply Chain Alignment Brazilian Style
257
Supply Chain Alignment European Style
269
Corporate Social Responsibility in Enterprise Supply Chains
287
Building Sustainable Supply Chains for the Future
299
Managing Disruptions in Contemporary Supply Chains
311
The Coming of Age of ThirdParty Logistics Providers
323

Revisiting and Refining Lees TripleA Supply Chain
723
Designing Supply Chain Organizations for Peak Performance
733
Tke Supplyside View and Reverse Logistics
745
Sales and Options Planning The Critical Ingredient in Supply Chain Operations
759
Supply Chain Integration Layer
177
Supply Chain Configurations and the Impact of Different Pricing Strategies
189
Performance Measurement Shaping Supply Chain Subcultures
204
Using Network Optimization Modelling Techniques to Resolve Supply Chain Complexity and Achieve Aligned Operations
221
Taxaligned Supply Chains
337
The Emergence of National Logistics Cities
347
The Importance of Intellectual Capital and Knowledge in the Design and Operation of Enterprise Supply Chains
361
China and India The Future Giants of Supply Chain Developments in the Twentyfirst Century
371
The Supply Chains of 2030
387
Last Word
397
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About the author (2012)

Dr John Gattorna is an acknowledged 'thought leader' on the global supply chain scene. For over two decades he has researched, consulted, and worked in various capacities in and around enterprise supply chains. He established and led the Australian and South Asian Accenture supply chain practice, 1995-2002, and has since focused on advising Boards and senior management on how to improve the 'alignment' of their enterprise supply chains with customers, suppliers, and third party providers. John's previous book, Living Supply Chains (FT Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2006), is receiving wide acclaim for its innovative content which cuts across all disciplines in the enterprise.

He is much sought after as a speaker on the international conference circuit, and holds a number of visiting professorships at universities in Australia (Macquarie Graduate School of Management; and Victoria University), the UK (Cranfield School of Management), and Europe (Normandy Business School). John always welcomes contact from interested parties in the global supply chain community, and can be contacted as follows: john@johngattorna.com; www.johngattorna.com

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