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Handbook of Supply Chain Management

2nd Edition

By James B. Ayers

Auerbach Publications

640 pages | 83 B/W Illus.

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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


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

About the Originator


About the Series

Resource Management

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying