1st Edition

Making Supply Chain Management Work
Design, Implementation, Partnerships, Technology, and Profits

Edited By

James B. Ayers

ISBN 9780849312731
Published December 13, 2001 by Auerbach Publications
752 Pages 102 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Any supply chain improvement project, even if well conceived, has a good chance of failing, unless the accompanying information technology enables the design. Being prepared, understanding the risks and how to reduce them, will give you the edge you need. Combining a technology focus with practical advice, Making Supply Chain Management Work: Design, Implementation, Partnerships, Technology, and Profits gives you the tools to not only design new supply chains, but to design them effectively.

The book begins with an introduction to SCM. It identifies and describes the five management tasks that are changing as organizations increasingly compete as parts of supply chains rather than standalone entities. Doing well in all five is a prerequisite for success. These tasks are:

  • Designing supply chain for strategic management
  • Implementing collaborative relationships within the organization
  • Forging supply chain partnerships with other organizations
  • Managing supply chain information
  • Making money from the supply chain

    The book provides insights into the special requirements for improving supply chains, and consequently improving competitiveness. The chapters show you how to streamline the supply chain change implementation process, including systems changes, reducing the risk of wasting your time and money on an effort that is going nowhere in an area vital to the survival of your business. Making Supply Chain Management Work: Design, Implementation, Partnerships, Technology, and Profits highlights what can go wrong and more importantly, gives you the tools to make it go right.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to the Supply Chain
    A Primer on Supply Chain Management, J.B. Ayers
    Electronic Commerce, R. Drummond
    Is Supply Chain Management the Same as ERP? J.B. Ayers
    e-Factory Technology Solution Sets, A.N. Beavers, Jr.
    Hot Information Technology Issues, J. Kanter
    Information Darwinism: The Impact of the Internet on Global Manufacturing, E.A. Marks
    Understanding E-Commerce Strategically: The Dawn of IT Fighting, B.H. Boar
    Supply Chain Strategies, J.B. Ayers
    Building a Leadership Organization, B. Jeffrey
    Stages in Information Systems Management, D.S. Tan
    Task 1: Designing Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage
    The New Value Chain, D. Aldrich
    Results-Based IT in an Era of Process, L.R. DeJarnett
    The Enterprise Resource Planning System as a Strategic Solution, R.L Jenson and I.R. Johnson
    Strategic Implications of Electronic Linkages, D. Young, H.H. Carr, and R.K. Rainer, Jr.
    The Evolution of EDI for Competitive Advantage: The FedEx Case, M.L. Williams and M.N. Frolick
    Portfolio Techniques Eliminate Lingering IT Management Problems, M. Bills
    Developing a Global Information Vision, T. Christmann
    Aligning Strategies, Processes, and Information Technology: A Case Study, R. Feurer, K. Chaharbaghi, M. Weber, and J. Wargin
    Task 2: Implementing Collaborative Relationships
    Supply Chain Information Systems: Putting the Process First, J.B. Ayers
    The New Enabling Role of the IT Infrastructure, J.W. Ross and J.F. Rockart
    Are Human Resources Departments Ready for e-HR? M. Karakanian
    The CIO Role in the Era of Dislocation, J.E. Showalter
    Enterprise Transformation and Data Management, R. Lee
    Transformation through Proactive Systems: A Case Study, Marsha Lewin, Keith Kennedy, and James B. Ayers
    EUC Professionals as Change Agents, S.L. Stokes, Jr.
    An Information Architecture for the Global Manufacturing Enterprise, R.L. Sloan and H.H. Green
    Organizational Pitfalls of Reengineering, D.P. Cardarelli, R. Agarwal, and M. Tanniru
    Quality and Change Management, Y.A. Pollalis
    Developing Reward and Compensation Systems to Motivate Self-Managed Teams, M. Weiss
    Task 3: Forging Supply Chain Partnerships
    Reengineering the Supply Chain: The Next Hurdle, Scott Stephens, C. Gustin, and J. B. Ayers
    Interorganizational Systems and Supply Chain Management: An Information Processing Perspective, G.P. Premkumar
    Are You in Control of Your E-Commerce Strategy? A.J. Czuchry, M.M. Yasin, and P. Bayes
    Business-to-Business Exchanges, M. Tumolo
    Partnering on Extranets for Strategic Advantage, S. Chan and T.R.V. Davis
    An Implementor's Guide to E-Commerce, J. Care
    Root Cause: Weak Links, J.B. Ayers
    Outsourcing and Long-Term Strategy, W.R. King
    Public Web Sites as a Component of Corporate Supplier Communication, D. Young
    Application Service Providers, D.T. Dewire
    Task 4: Managing Supply Chain Information
    Infocentric Automation: An IT View of Controls, E.A. Marks
    Web-Based Data Warehousing: Fundamentals, Challenges, and Solutions, L. Chen and M.N. Frolick
    Web-Enabled Data Warehouses, M. Ayala-Bush, J. Jordan, and W. Kuketz
    Data Warehousing Stages of Growth, H. Watson, T. Ariyachandra, and R.J. Matyska, Jr.
    Leveraging Developed Software: An Economic Perspective, H.H. Green and R. Walker
    Leveraging Developed Software: Organizational Implications, H.H. Green and R. Walker
    Business-to-Business Integration Using E-Commerce, I. Gileadi
    The Future of Application Service Providers, M. Raisinghani and M. Kwiatkowski
    Refurbishing Legacy Systems: An Effective Approach to Maintenance, W.F. Lenihan
    Task 5: Making Money from the Supply Chain
    Shifting to Distributed Computing, R. Ross
    Knowledge Management for E-Business Performance: Advancing Information Strategy to "Internet Time", Y. Malhotra
    Supply Chain Prestudies, J.B. Ayers
    Improving Supply Chain Management for the Mining and Metals Industry, P. Held and K. Kelton
    Enhancing Manufacturing Performance with ERP Systems, R. Palaniswamy and T. Frank
    Technology, Inventory, and the Supply Chain: Roles in Business Model Building, J.B. Ayers
    Managing Customer Expectations, Holmes Miller
    ERP, One Letter at a Time, B. Jeffery and J. Morrison
    Whether to Outsource and Downsize, D.B. Hoyt

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