Strategic Supply Chain
McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 6, 2004 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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.
Applying Rocket Science to the Supply Chain
Calling on Customers CostEffectively
Reorganizing for a Bright Future
Making the Tail Smaller and the Tooth Stronger
Driving Customer Satisfaction
RealTime Response to Demand
Source and Methodology for Benchmarking Data
The Supply Chain Maturity Model
Comparison of Characteristics for Levels 2 and Level 3 SCOR Metrics