Gives students solid foundational knowledge about how conventional supply chains work and look before they are optimized.
Gives business students practical techniques and skills for assessing ROI in supply chain projects.
Teaches techniques and approaches that will be relevant in actual practice for many years to come.
Gives business and engineering students crucial insight into how up-front product design decisions impact the entire supply chain.
Helps students understand the real supply chain management challenges faced by today's largest enterprises.
Supply Chain Redesign delivers practical guidance for every aspect of supply chain redesign: mapping existing supply chains; identifying changes that promise the best ROI; intelligently leveraging new technologies; strengthening relationships with key partners; designing products that support lean supply chains; implementing new approaches to strategic cost management; and much more. Coverage includes key success factors, emerging trends, and detailed case studies from Nortel and GM.
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1. Supply Chain Management: Transforming Supply Chains into Integrated “Value Systems”.
Defining Supply Chains. Increasing Customer Demands for Value Across the Supply Chain. Supply Chain Relationships. Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. A Process Model: SCM for Value System Creation. Change Management: The Challenge Facing Supply Chain Managers. Endnotes.
Introduction. Understanding Supply Chains through Process Mapping. Process Flow Charts. Internal Supply Chains. External Supply Chains. Benefits of Interorganizational Supply Chain Collaboration. The Importance of Time in Creating High-Performance Supply Chains. Opportunities for Cycle Time Reduction across the Supply Chain. Re-Engineering Supply Chain Logistics. Supply Chain Performance Measurement. Summing It Up: The Perfect Order Versus Total Cost. Summary. Endnotes.
A Historical Perspective. Drivers of Supply Chain Systems and Applications. Internal and External Strategic Integration. Globalization of Markets. Availability of Powerful Information Systems and Technology. Enable New Business Processes. Replace Obsolete Systems. Strategic Cost Management. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Implementing ERP Systems. ERP “Meltdowns”. Supply Chain ERP Modules. ERP and Data Warehouses. When Your Web Site is Not Aligned With Your Business Strategies. Decision Support Systems. Summary. Endnotes.
Insourcing/Outsourcing: A Controversial Issue. Initiating the Insourcing/Outsourcing Decision. Understanding Your Core Competence. Technological Maturity. Understanding the Market. Insourcing Versus Outsourcing—Advantages/Disadvantages. Summary. Endnotes.
Roots of Supply Chain Relationship Management. A Conceptual Model of Alliance Development. Developing a Trusting Relationship with Supply Chain Partners. Challenges to Managing Supply Chain Relationships. Summary. Endnotes.
Changes to the New Product Development Process. Supplier Integration Into New Product Development. Supplier Integration Approaches. Supplier Integration Into New Product Development Process Model. Assessing the Supplier's Technology Roadmap. Developing Suppliers Capabilities. Summary. Endnotes.
The Financial Impacts of Supply Chain Management: Rolling Up the Numbers. Strategic Cost Management Initiatives Across the Supply Chain. Volume Leveraging and Cross Docking: Harvesting the Low-Hanging Fruit. Global Logistics and Material Positioning. Global Supplier Development. Target Pricing. The “Greening” of the Supply Chain: Life Cycle Costing, Re-Manufacturing, and Recycling. Cost Management Enablers. Endnotes.
The Evolution of the Internet. Attributes of the Internet. The B2B Technology Landscape. Standards: The Basis for B2B Integration. The “Emerging” Standards. Which Standard Should Be Adopted? Looking Forward: Emerging Technologies. Problems With Implementing Standards. Endnotes.
The Importance of Information in Supply Chains: Avoiding the Sting of the “Bullwhip”. Creating Information Visibility in Supply Chains. Information Visibility System Best Practices. Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR). Collaborative Contract Management Visibility Systems. Deploying Information Visibility Systems: A Case Example. Conclusion. Endnotes.
Managing Change in the Supply Chain. Radical Change Management: The Lopez Era. Changing the Purchasing Culture. Internal Integration of Supply Chain Functions. The New Era of Order to Delivery: Drivers for Change. Changing the Culture for Supply Chain Redesign. Future Challenges. Endnotes.
Integrated supply chain management is now recognized as a core competitive strategy. As organizations continuously seek to provide their products and services to customers faster, cheaper, and better than the competition, managers have come to realize that they cannot do it alone; rather, they must work on a cooperative basis with the best organizations in their supply chains in order to succeed. When pressed to identify how to achieve this strategy, however, the path forward for managers is not clear. Numerous "solution providers" offer the "magic bullets" to supply chain integration; yet the results are never guaranteed.
In this book, we focus on the concept of the value system. We propose that by integrating the flows of information, materials, technology, and resources in a supply chain, a true system of creating value for the end customer can be created. This book shares insights gained from our research, which has brought us in contact with managers in engineering, purchasing, operations, logistics, information systems, and sales functions across a range of industries. These experiences have been synthesized to create a managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required to transform supply chains into high-performing value systems. This text is unique in that it describes a phenomenon that has been rapidly evolving yet never fully deployed by any single organization. Although other books have dealt with the individual processes associated with developing new products, buying materials, transforming them, and shipping them to customers, we believe our treatment of the topic from an integrated managerial perspective is unique.
Because supply chain management involves all functions within organizations, this book has been written for a general audience and provides insights into the conceptual foundations of supply chain management. It also presents a topical discussion of what a supply chain is, why it is important, and what types of challenges are implicit in managing supply chains. In sum, this book will enable readers to better understand...
These points are illustrated through multiple examples from a variety of industries and settings, based on extensive research over many years. The concepts are presented in an easy to understand narrative that is intended for any reader interested in learning about supply chain management.