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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 496
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-296388-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-296388-6

Optimize supply chains throughout their entire lifecycle: creation, growth, maturity, and decline! Reflecting up-to-the-minute "in-the-trenches" experience and pioneering research, this book illuminates the complex transformational processes associated with managing complex supply chains that incorporate multiple products and services within ever-changing networks. Marc J. Schniederjans and Stephen B. Legrand walk you through: starting, creating, and building new supply chains; then, realigning those supply chains for growth, adjusting to dynamic change, readjusting networks, building flexibility, and managing new supply chain risks. Next, they offer practical, realistic guidance for realigning "mature" supply chains, innovating, controlling costs; and smoothly managing declining demand. Throughout, they offer invaluable insights and tools for negotiating, measuring performance, anticipating change, improving agility and flexibility, meeting commitments to social responsibility and the law; and much more. Based on the authors' up-to-the minute supply chain experience and pioneering academic research, Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle contains many real-world examples and interviews with executives from some of the world’s top organizations. It integrates content related to key certifications and offers valuable material that can be incorporated directly into existing supply chain practices, procedures, and policies.  

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Table of Contents

About the Authors    xiii

Preface    xv

Chapter  1 Developing Supply Chain Strategies    1

Terms    2

1.1 Prerequisite Material    5

1.2 Supply Chain Strategic Planning    12

1.3 Critical Success Factors in Developing a Supply Chain Strategy    21

1.4 Supply Chain Strategies    23

1.5 A Procedure for Supply Chain Strategy Development    25

1.6 Starting Place for Strategy Development: Customer Value    28

1.7 What’s Next?    31

Chapter  2 Designing Supply Chains    33

Terms    33

2.1 Prerequisite Material    37

2.2 Design Consideration in a Firm’s Supply Chain Organizational Structure    41

2.3 Approaches to Supply Chain Design    46

2.4 Other Topics in Supply Chain Design    53

2.5 What’s Next?    57

Chapter  3 Staffing Supply Chains    59

Terms    60

3.1 Prerequisite Material    64

3.2 Staffing Supply Chains    67

3.3 Global Staffing Considerations    72

3.4 Other Staffing Topics    86

3.5 What’s Next?    91

Chapter  4 Managing Supply Chains    93

Terms    94

4.1 Prerequisite Material    97

4.2 Managerial Topics in Planning/ Organizing Supply Chains    97

4.3 Managerial Topics in Staffing Supply Chains    105

4.4 Managerial Topics in Leading/ Directing Supply Chains    111

4.5 Managerial Topics in Monitoring/Controlling Supply Chains    115

4.6 What’s Next?    120

Chapter  5 Social, Ethical, and Legal Considerations    123

Terms    123

5.1 Prerequisite Material    127

5.2 Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct    130

5.3 Principles of Social Responsibility    132

5.4 Measuring Social Responsibility Performance    133

5.5 Other Social, Ethical, and Legal Topics    136

5.6 What’s Next?    141

Chapter  6 Sustainable Supply Chains    143

Terms    143

6.1 Prerequisite Material    147

6.2 Managing Sustainable Supply Chains    149

6.3 A Model for Sustainability    153

6.4 Other Topics in Sustainability    155

6.5 What’s Next?    163

Chapter  7 Aligning Supply Chains to Meet Life Cycle Customer Demands    165

Terms    166

7.1 Prerequisite Material    169

7.2 Demand Planning Procedure    172

7.3 Aligning Supply Chain Resources    176

7.4 Other Alignment Topics    187

7.5 What’s Next?    190

Chapter  8 Negotiating    193

Terms    193

8.1 Prerequisite Material    198

8.2 Guiding Principles in Negotiating Agreements    202

8.3 Other Negotiation Topics    213

8.4 What’s Next?    218

Chapter  9 Building an Agile and Flexible Supply Chain    221

Terms    221

9.1 Prerequisite Material    225

9.2 Agile Supply Chains    229

9.3 Flexible Supply Chain    235

9.4 Other Topics Related to Agile and Flexible Supply Chains    238

9.5 What’s Next?    243

Chapter  10 Developing Partnerships in Supply Chains    245

Terms    245

10.1 Prerequisite Material    249

10.2 Supplier Relationship Management Implementation Model    253

10.3 Other Topics Related to Developing Partnership in Supply Chains    261

10.4 What’s Next?    266

Chapter  11 Risk Management    269

Terms    269

11.1 Prerequisite Material    273

11.2 A Risk Management Process    277

11.3 Strategies and Tactics for Mitigating Risk    283

11.4 Other Topics in Risk Management    288

11.5 What’s Next?    293

Chapter  12 Lean and Other Cost-Reduction Strategies in Supply Chain Management    297

Terms    298

12.1 Prerequisite Material    302

12.2 Lean Supply Chain Management Principles    308

12.3 Other Cost-Reduction Strategies    319

12.4 Other Topics in Lean and Other Cost-Reduction Strategies in Supply Chain Management    323

12.5 What’s Next?    327

Chapter  13 Strategic Planning in Outsourcing    329

Terms    330

13.1 Prerequisite Material    333

13.2 Strategic Planning and the Outsourcing Process    336

13.3 Other Topics in Strategic Planning in Outsourcing    359

13.4 What’s Next?    363

Chapter  14 Interview with Mr. Mike Orr of Genuine Parts Company    367

Introduction    367

About the Interviewee    367

About Genuine Parts Company    368

Interview Questions and Answers    369

Chapter  15 Interview with Mr. Mark Holifield of The Home Depot    379

Introduction    379

About the Interviewee    379

About The Home Depot    380

Interview Questions and Answers    381

Chapter  16 Interview with Mr. Yadi Kamelian of Lincoln Industries    387

Introduction    387

About the Interviewee    387

About Lincoln Industries    388

Interview Questions and Answers    389

Chapter  17 Interview with Mr. Eddie Capel of Manhattan Associates    395

Introduction    395

About the Interviewee    395

About Manhattan Associates    396

Interview Questions and Answers    396

Chapter  18 Interview with Mr. Ron Robinson of LI-COR Biosciences    403

Introduction    403

About the Interviewee    403

About LI-COR    404

Interview Questions and Answers    404

Chapter  19 Interview with Mr. James Chris Gaffney of The Coca-Cola Company    413

Introduction    413

About the Interviewee    413

About the Coca-Cola Company    414

Interview Questions and Answers    415

Chapter  20 Interview with Mr. Brent Beabout of Office Depot    421

Introduction    421

About the Interviewee    421

About Office Depot    422

Interview Questions and Answers    422

Chapter  21 Novelette: So You Want to Build a Plant in a Foreign Country    429

Chapter  22 Novelette: So You Want to Eliminate a Plant in a Foreign Country    435

References    443

Index    461


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