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Becoming a Supply Chain Leader
Mastering and Executing the Fundamentals



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August 10, 2021 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
496 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

 
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The book explains how to emerge and grow as a supply chain leader and details supply chain and procurement processes and operational activities in real-work scenarios across multiple supply chain verticals. The book defines what an entry level supply chain professional must do to excel in various type of supply chain verticals , such as IT, electronics manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, consumer goods. Along with understanding vertical specific nuances, this book helps them to set both short term goals for annual performance review to longer term career planning. In addition, to a mid- or senior-level supply chain professionals, the book offers ideas on ways to launch initiatives and demonstrate leadership to foster career growth. It offers ideas about unlocking new values for the organization, and creating a data driven decision support platform to gain financial efficiency for better management of CapEx and OpEx spend, thus improving the bottom line. The book includes a tool kit which includes operational data models, financial models, and presentation templates for creating and socializing proposals intended for cross functional teams and demonstrating supply chain leadership. The book is divided into four major parts. In Part I, the book starts with an overview of key concepts in a manufacturing supply chain and procurement organization. It describes current forms of modern global supply chain and corporate procurement organizations. In these organizations, the roles and responsibilities of a supply chain manager are often narrowly focused to specific work streams within supply chain, such as sourcing management, vendor management, and operations management. To establish oneself professionally in these specific roles, the book provides detailed description of roles, responsibilities and scope of influence for the management of each of these areas. The book presents the nuances of each of these roles in light of different supply chain verticals, namely enterprise and consumer electronics, pharmaceutical, retail, transportation, and heavy industry (oil & gas and mining). The objective of Part II is to provide a frame work for a self-directed supply chain manager to understand how a large organization evaluates the contribution of supply chain managers and where it expects them to create value. To foster career growth as a supply chain professional, the book identifies six key knowledge pillars for demonstrating supply chain mastery: • Technical and market knowledge of the end product and its constituents. • Knowledge of internal product development and sustaining processes and supporting consumption data. • Health and market condition of the supplier. • Ability to create value. • Ability to build internal and external exec relationships with key influencers. • Ability to obtain best cost without compromising quality and lead-time. Negotiating cost, sourcing material and then the logistics of moving the raw material through multiple stages and finally finished materials across the globe, are some of the key areas which needs continuous improvement. As a sentinel of efficiency, removing any kind of wastage leads to immediate value creation and contributes to the margin by improving the bottom line. All organizations need supply chain professionals but many organization may or may not see supply chain as a core function. To have sustainable career progress in such organizations, however, a supply chain person should focus in creating financial and operational efficiencies. In Part III, the book reviews eight such verticals ranging from IT, data center, retail, pharmaceutical, etc. and reviews the supply chain nuances through the lenses of the framework created in Part II. In Part IV, the book goes back to focus on the professional growth of an individual supply chain person in an industry agnostic way. It provides examples of financial and operational efficiencies that a supply chain professional can create. It is a common practice to apply Lean principles to achieve the former in the manufacturing world. However, adoption of similar disciplines in a non-manufacturing environment, specially in an IT procurement organization is not common. In addition, even though the supply chain or procurement organization is typically the largest spender in an organization as it oversees probably the biggest outflow of operating cash, supply chain is often made accountable only for controlling cost of goods. Significant financial efficiency could be gained by creating synergy between the financial organization and supply chain organization via • an operational portfolio management approach • creating transparency around the total cost of ownership. This strategic side of supply chain could be an eye opener for many financial controllers and CFOs. The final section of the book demonstrates methods of application of these two principles to create value and personal growth for a supply chain manager.

Table of Contents

Part I: All the links of the chain

Chapter 1 The Original Supply Chain Leader: Marco Polo

Sudip Das and Ishaan Das

 

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Modern Supply Chain

Sourya Datta

 

Chapter 3 The Solutions that Business Wants

Sourya Datta

 

Chapter 4 The Strategic Value Proponent - Six Sigma Approach

Sourya Datta

 

Part II: The supply Chain Leader

Chapter 5 Roles, Responsibilities and an Industry Overview

Sudip Das and Ishaan Das

 

Chapter 6 The 6 Pillars Of Supply Chain

Sudip Das and Ishaan Das

 

Chapter 7 Making Your Mark As A Leader

Sudip Das and Ishaan Das

 

Part III: 12 Supply Chain Verticals: Practices, Perspectives And Leadership In Different Industries & Their Key Nuances

Chapter 8 Changing Landscape in The Printer Industry

Ashok Murthy

 

Chapter 9 Saving Lives Through Medical Devices

Upayan Sengupta

 

Chapter 10 Indirect Procurement in Information Technology

Adhiraj Kohli

 

Chapter 11 Powering the Future of the Energy Industry

Bradley Andrews

 

Chapter 12 Driving Automotive Long-Haul Growth

Michael Cupo

 

Chapter 13 Managing Hyper Growth In the Cloud

Prasad Sabada

 

Chapter 14 The Logistics of Cooperative Supply Chain in Dairy

Andrew Bawden

 

Chapter 15 AI and ML Process Integration in Data Management

Tony Chen

 

Chapter 16 Longevity Challenges in Avionics

Ashok Das

 

Chapter 17 Bridging Innovation and Governance in Biotech

David Passmore

 

Chapter 18 Global Trendsetting in Apparel

Anupama Kapoor

 

Chapter 19 Bootstrapping Supply Chain in a Startup

John Jacobson

 

Part IV: Case Studies & Conclusion

Chapter 20 Case Studies in Supply Chain Management

Asish Datta, Sanjib Sengupta, Debasis Bagchi, and Sudip Gupta

 

Chapter 21 Dabbawala: A Novel Supply Chain Concept Developed In India In the Late Eighteenth Century

Asish Datta, Manashi Bagchi, Sourya Datta, and Debasis Bagchi

 

Chapter 22 Conclusion

Ishaan Das

Commentary: A Path to Cognitive Leadership

Index

 

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Biography

Sourya Datta is part of Strategic Deals team at Apple where he is responsible for managing the procurement of a number of components for Apple. Prior to joining Apple, he managed the finances for eBay’s North America. This included managing P&L, budgeting, forecasting, closing the month and quarter for eBay. He was also responsible for leading the analytics for Latam and Canada for eBay. Prior to that, Sourya was the supply chain manager in the Business Operations and Strategy Group at eBay. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in Operations and his Bachelors of Engineering from Anna University, India and worked in various consulting firms before doing his MBA. Sourya was featured in Poets and Quants as one of the best MBAs in 2015 and has won a number of awards in his tenure at eBay. Sudip Das is an established supply chain executive with 20+ years of proven experience overseeing global supply operations within engineering and technical organizations. He has successfully built supply chain organizations from the ground up. His passion is to apply manufacturing supply chain rigor and processes in an IT supply chain environment. After completing his PhD in EE, Sudip started his career in computer and network hardware design and manufacturing at Sun Microsystems and Cisco systems respectively. After doing his MBA, Sudip jumped into IT hardware manufacturing supply chain management. Now, as a leader of datacenter supply chain teams of global brand name companies like eBay, LinkedIn, Sudip gets to see the same industry through a customer’s lens. This has given him a life cycle view of the global IT hardware industry and its closed loop supply chain which spans from demand forecasting, on time manufacturing, delivery, consumption, and finally disposal. Debasis Bagchi, PhD, MACN, CNS, MAIChE, received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1982. Dr. Bagchi is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, and the Chief Scientific Officer, R&D, Cepham Inc. Piscataway, NJ. He is also an Adjunct Faculty of the School of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX. He served as the Senior Vice President of Research & Development of InterHealth Nutraceuticals Incorporated in Benicia, CA, from 1998 till Feb 2011. Dr. Bagchi received the Master of American College of Nutrition Award in early October 2010. He is currently the Chairman of International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), Past President of American College of Nutrition, Clearwater, FL, and Past Chair of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Chicago, IL. He is serving as a Distinguished Advisor on the Japanese Institute for Health Food Standards, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Bagchi is a Member of the Study Section and Peer Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Dr. Bagchi has 344 peer-reviewed publications, 36 books and 21+ patents. He has delivered invited lectures in various national and international scientific conferences, organized workshops, and group discussion sessions. Dr. Bagchi is also a Member of the Society of Toxicology, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Nutrition Research Academy, and Member of the TCE stakeholder Committee of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH. Dr. Bagchi is the Associate Editors of the Journal of Functional Foods and the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and also serving as Editorial Board Member of numerous peer reviewed journals, including Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Cancer Letters, Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, The Original Internist, and others.