Logistics and the extended enterprise: benchmarks and best practices for the manufacturing professional

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Wiley, 1999 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
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Logistics and the Extended Enterprise is the result of a four-year, $1 million research project devoted to the study of best practices in supply chain management--a necessity for companies that want to be competitive in a global business environment. Written by members of the University of Maryland's Supply Chain Management Center, this important book takes a first-of-its-kind look at supply chain and logistics/transportation management organization structure. It offers a paradigm for successfully implementing a global supply chain and explains the role logistics plays in enabling this approach.

The book answers the question of how organizations can best apply supply chain management practices to break down internal and external walls and become more effective extended enterprises, with a focus on lessons learned at some of the world's leading corporations. The authors gained first-hand insights into this subject through interviews, site visits, focus groups, and targeted surveys involving over 600 companies across a broad range of industries. This book summarizes their core research findings and conclusions, using case studies from such companies as Amoco, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, UPS, Georgia Pacific, and others.

Logistics and the Extended Enterprise will provide the reader with both the conceptual and analytic tools necessary to manage a global supply chain and put a world-class logistics operation in place.

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About the author (1999)

DR. SANDOR BOYSON is a Research Professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and Codirector at the University's newly formed Supply Chain Management Center. He directed the four-year research project on Logistics Best Practices for the U.S. Department of Energy involving the School's Logistics and Transportation faculty group. He has also served as the Associate Director for the Technology and Engineering Management Programs at the Graduate School of Management and Technology, University of Maryland. He is a founding and present editor of Technology Management and the author of two books as well as numerous articles.

DR. THOMAS M. CORSI is a Professor of Logistics and Transportation and Codirector of the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland. He was formerly Chairperson of the University's Logistics and Transportation Group.

DR. MARTIN E. DRESNER is an Associate Professor of Logistics and Transportation at the University of Maryland and an Associate Director of the Supply Chain Management Center.

LISA H. HARRINGTON is the president of Harrington Associates, a communications firm specializing in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, and operations management. She is a Senior Fellow at the Supply Chain Management Center, and a regular contributing editor to Industry Week and Transportation and Distribution magazines.