Supply Chain Management

Series
Financial Times
Author
Andrew Cox / Paul Ireland / Chris Lonsdale / Joe Sanderson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
136
Pub.-date
February 2003
ISBN13
9780273662709
ISBN
0273662708


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Supply Chain Management
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Description

Evidence suggests that for those firms who are prepared to develop SCM strategies, the payback in terms of competitive advantage and cost reduction can be considerable. This briefing offers a practical working guide to help you and your organisation implement a robust and effective supply chain management approach. Extensive case study material illustrates what should - and should not - be done so that strategic and operational targets can be achieved.

Table of Contents

1. Supply chain management and 'best practice' sourcing

  • Introduction
  • The four basic sourcing options
  • Which of the options is 'best practice' for the buyer?
  • The key enablers of successful SCM implementation

2. Is supply chain management the best strategic sourcing option?

  • Introduction
  • Selecting the right sourcing strate
  • Internal investments and the make-buy decision
  • External investments and the four generic sourcing strategies
  • Selecting strategic sourcing options

3. Is supply chain management feasible operationally?

  • Introduction
  • Internal success factors
  • External success factors
  • Conclusions

4. Implementing supply chain management initiatives

  • Introduction
  • The three competitive market and SCM strategy options
  • A framework for developing competitive market and SCM strategies
  • Creating a physically efficient (lean) supply chain
  • Creating an innovative and market-responsive (agile) supply chain
  • Market differentiation and cost leadership with an innovative and process efficiency supply chain strategy
  • Conclusions: the conundrum of knowledge and understanding

5. Software and Internet tools for effective supply chain management

  • Introduction
  • The theoretical benefit of software and Internet tools for SCM initiative
  • The major e-sourcing software applications
  • The major Internet sourcing applications
  • A framework for analyzing the utility of software and Internet-based tools and SCM initiatives
  • Conclusions