Recent decades have witnessed an explosion in supply chain complexity. Very few firms have succeeded in building excellent supply chains and employing Supply Chain Management (SCM) as a competitive advantage. For the ones which have developed enhanced supply chain design and process capabilities, their performance has far exceeded their competitors. While for the vast majority of firms, SCM still remains a means of reducing costs and improving efficiency, for the excellent ones, SCM has turned into a source for value creation. What factors drive firms towards supply chain excellence; how can real differentiation be created through supply chains. Excellence in Supply Chain Management book is an attempt to understand the characteristics and features of firms that excel in SCM.
1. Operations & Supply Chain Management: The Initial Journey 2. Inventory Management 3. Forecasting and Demand Planning 4. Supply Chain Management as a Competitive Advantage 5. Supply Chain Coordination, Contracts and Integration 6. Procurement and Vendor Management 7. Supply Chain Risk Management 8. Managing Design for Supply Chain Management 9. Green and Sustainable Supply Chains 10. Popular Supply Chain Analytics 11. Operations & Supply Chain Management in the Digital Era
The aim of this Focus series is to present the reader with a number of short volumes which deal with important managerial issues in the Indian context. Volumes in the series will cover topics which are of perennial interest to managers, like corporate governance and strategic change and transformation as well as emerging areas of research like neuro-marketing. Established areas of research like bottom-of-the-pyramid marketing will be dealt with specifically in the Indian context. CEOs today also need to be familiar with critical developments in other fields, like auction theory. In other words, the Focus series is designed to introduce management theorists and researchers (as well as the lay public) to a diverse set of topics relevant directly or peripherally to management in a short, readable format, without sacrificing basic rigour and set in the Indian context.