2nd Edition

Handbook of Supply Chain Management

By James B. Ayers Copyright 2006
    640 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Supply chain management (SCM) disciplines have produced a flood of new concepts, methods, and tools; if applied wisely, they will improve results. A resource that weeds out and consolidates this new information will lower the business risk of implementing change.

    Interpreting models and viewpoints from many fields into a supply chain context, Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition recommends a plan for acting on these insights, reducing confusion and making the work of supply chain managers both faster and more on target with the needs of their companies.

    This volume introduces or emphasizes the supply chain management topics that have grown in visibility or prominence since the publication of the first edition. These include: drivers of supply chain change; project management approaches for executing supply chain change; globalization and supply chains; the importance of spheres (businesses within a business) in designing supply chains; the contribution of backbone/enabling processes within an organization; and the "lean" and six sigma movements and their implications for SCM.

    Divided into four parts, this volume begins by providing an overview that traces the evolution of concepts that define SCM. It then establishes the role of SCM in improving operations and the ability of businesses to compete.

    Section II confronts management with "The Supply Chain Challenge," made up of five tasks that enable management to find solutions to problems and generate ideas for implementing a supply chain improvement project.

    Section III describes how to perform critical supply chain improvement tasks, including activities that create a plan as well as tasks needed to implement the plan.

    The book concludes with chapters devoted to case studies; each adds reality to theoretical frameworks. They illustrate successful and not-so-successful endeavors across the supply chain spectrum.

    Introduction to the Supply Chain
    Supply Chain Management - The "Right" Way
    Drivers of Supply Chain Change
    SCM and Strategy
    SCM Assessment Tools
    Linking the Supply Chain with the Customer
    Globalization and Supply Chain Design

    Task 1: Designing Supply Chains for Strategic Advantage (Chapters 8 through 12)
    Task 2: Implementing Collaborative Relationships (Chapters 13 through 16)
    Task 3: Forging Supply Chain Partnerships (Chapters 17 through 21)
    Task 4: Managing Supply Chain Information
    Task 5: Removing Cost from the Supply Chain (Chapters 22 through 31)
    The Beginning - Scoping the Supply Chain Strategy
    Businesses within the Business
    Supply Chains as Activity Systems
    Applying QFD in Activity System Design
    The Supply Chain and New Products
    Foundation for Supply Chain Change
    Functional Roles in Supply Chain Change
    Supply Chain Project Management - A Team Framework
    Institutional Supply Chain Changes
    Collaborative Relationships
    Emerging Partnership Model
    Planning for Partnerships
    Stage 3: Supply Chain Implementation
    The Extended EnterpriseTM at Chrysler
    Supply Chain Process Management
    Supply Chain Process Evaluation
    Supply Chain Process Documentation
    Supply Chain Technology Applications
    Cost and the Supply Chain
    Root Cause - Clarity
    Root Cause - Variability
    Root Cause - Design
    Root Cause - Information
    Root Cause - Weak Links

    ABC Implementation
    3C Alternative to MRP II
    Supply Chain Prestudy
    From Purchasing to Strategic Sourcing - A Roadmap
    Implementing Enterprise Software towards the Multicompany
    Selecting Supply Chain Software

    Lessons from a Failed Supply Chain Initiative
    Semiconductor Equipment: Supply Chain Links
    Bicycle Manufacturer: Internet Strategy
    Supply Chain Management in Maintenance, Repair, and
    Overhaul Operations
    Adapting to a New Supply Chain Role
    Performance Improvement through Metrics for Buyers
    Wholesale Grocer: Supply Chain "Streamlining"
    Consolidation Centers in the Lean Supply Chain


    James B. Ayers