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.
Table of Contents
SUPPLY CHAIN OVERVIEW
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
THE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE - FIVE TASKS FOR MANAGEMENT
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
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
SUPPLY CHAIN METHODOLOGIES
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
SUPPLY CHAIN CASE STUDIES
Lessons from a Failed Supply Chain Initiative
Semiconductor Equipment: Supply Chain Links
Bicycle Manufacturer: Internet Strategy
Supply Chain Management in Maintenance, Repair, and
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