Strategic Supply Management

Series
Financial Times
Author
Paul Cousins / Richard Lamming / Benn Lawson / Brian Squire  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
336
Pub.-date
December 2007
ISBN13
9780273651000
ISBN
0273651005
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Description

Drawing on international research this text blends established theory and current practice to provide acomprehensive strategic coverage of this wide and constantly developing area.

Features

  • Underpinned by recent international research and practice providing a unique perspective on supply chain management
  • Case examples of radical concepts in practice highlight areas where new ideas could be developed and incorporated
  • Review concepts, models and theories provide a critical approach to each subject
  • Coverage of public procurement
  • 2 case studies per chapter cover a broad range of industries

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPPLY
i. Preface
1. The Supply Challenge
2. The Evolution of Purchasing and Supply Management
3. The Make or Buy Decision: A Theoretical Perspective

4. Sourcing Strategies and Supply Chain Configurations

5. Strategic Supplier Selection
6. Supplier Development

PART TWO: DEVELOPING SUPPLY STRATEGY

7. Supply Strategy: The Development of the Supply Wheel
8. Aligning Supply with Corporate Strategy
9. Competency and Skills Development for Strategic Supply
10. Organisational Structures for Supply Management

11.  Performance Measurement

12. Cost Benefit Analysis

13. Managing Interfirm Relationships

PART THREE: STRATEGIC ISSUES IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
14. Environmental and Ethical Issues in Supply Management
15. Involving Suppliers in New Project Development
16. Public and Regulated Supply Management
17. Electronic Supply
18. The Relevance of Commodities

19. Services Procurement

PART FOUR: FUTURE DECISIONS

20. The Future - A Trajectory for Supply Management

Back Cover

Development of supply chain strategies has become a major growth industry in its own right; most organizations now see managing their supply chain as a key strategic issue. The main tenet of this book is that supply needs to be thought about as a dynamic strategic process, and not as a bureaucratic business function.

 

Strategic Supply Management: principles, theories and practice traces the development of purchasing and supply management from its origins as a tactical commercial function into a key strategic business process. Integrating conceptual models, including the strategic supply wheel, with a host of practical examples, the authors illuminate the philosophy, concepts and techniques of supply management. They also contrast the traditional, conventional concepts of purchasing and supply management with new ideas, radical concepts, and examples of interesting practice.

 

Designed to provide a comprehensive course structure for teaching and studying this wide-ranging and constantly developing topic, this book guides the reader through the subject with clarity and logic. Whether used as a course textbook or a source of reference, students and practitioners will find the authors' comprehensive overviews of the topics indispensable.

 

"Cousins et al have drawn from their extensive experience in industry, and crafted a book that provides deep contextual insights into why supply chains are the foundation for competitive strategy, the dynamics that drive economic change, and most importantly, the importance of relationships as the glue that keeps supply chains functioning properly.  Executives and students will benefit from the frameworks, examples, and discussions in this book, which should be on everyone who has an interest in global competitiveness’ bookshelves."

Rob Handfield

Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management

North Carolina State University

About the Authors

 

Prof. Paul Cousins is Professor of Operations Management and CIPS Professor of Supply Chain Management at Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, and also Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Group.

 

Prof Richard Lamming is Director of the School of Management at the University of Southampton.

 

Dr Benn Lawson is a lecturer in operations management at Queen's University Belfast, and is Visiting Senior Fellow at ManchesterBusiness School.

 

Dr Brian Squire is a lecturer in the Decision Sciences and Operations Management Group at Manchester Business School.


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