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BREAKTHROUGH BEST PRACTICES IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FROM WORLD-CLASS PRACTITIONERS
This book brings together advanced supply chain practices that yield significant, enduring business advantage. It reflects extensive collaboration between industry pioneers and The University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI), a leading source of best practice knowledge for global supply chain management.
Building on GSCI’s deep industry partnerships, this book’s techniques take you far beyond the past decade’s advances. You’ll find new approaches to managing risk, integration, talent, distribution, purchasing, logistics, and more—all extensively vetted by leading executives. The authors fully explain each technique; its rationale, advantages, and challenges; and how pioneering organizations have implemented it.
The world will look radically different in five years. If you want your supply chain to deliver competitive advantage tomorrow, you need to prepare today. This book shows you what to do, and how to get there.
In recent years, practically everyone’s supply chain has become more sophisticated. To gain competitive advantage from your supply chain in the future, you’ll have to do even more. The Supply Chain Game Changers identifies powerful new ways to drive value in complex global supply chains, shows how pioneers are succeeding with these innovations, and helps you make them work in your environment. The authors first discuss ten trends impacting global supply chains today, and preview emerging drivers of change through 2025. Reflecting these changes, they share new best practices for managing global supply chains, evolving supply networks, and accounting for economics, politics, infrastructure, and competence.
Next, the authors drill down to offer detailed guidance on several crucial aspects of supply chain management. You’ll discover new ways to identify, prioritize, and mitigate risk; balance cost and customer responsiveness through advanced distribution centers; integrate purchasing and logistics more effectively; and attract and develop world-class talent.
The book concludes with the authors’ Top Ten actions for creating tomorrow’s world-class supplychain, practical tools for assessing where you stand,and detailed guidance for creating your new Action Plan.
Manage tomorrow’s multiple threats to supply chain continuity
Address the full spectrum of risks: from natural disasters to currency fluctuations to piracy
Fix your supply chain’s hidden destroyer of value
Overcome costly, damaging disconnects between purchasing and logistics
Cut logistics costs and improve customer service at the same time
Master high-value best practices, from picking/receiving to HR to sustainability
Overcome the supply chain field’s deepening talent crisis
Develop and retain future-focused industry leaders
About the Authors ix
Chapter 1: Game-Changing Trends in Supply Chain Management 7
Chapter 2: Global Supply Chains 90
Chapter 3: Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain 141
Chapter 4: The ABCs of DCs—Distribution-Center Management: A Best Practices Overview 174
Chapter 5: Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics 220
Chapter 6: Supply Chain Talent—Our Most Important Resource 253