1st Edition

Measuring the Value of the Supply Chain
Linking Financial Performance and Supply Chain Decisions

ISBN 9780566087943
Published April 28, 2009 by Routledge
236 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

In a company ecosystem the supply chain manager is tasked with duties and objectives primarily aimed at controlling and reducing costs, while optimizing the material flows. Yet, in many organizations, common perception limits supply chain management to product logistics, materials handling and warehouse management. The supply chain manager must learn how to communicate the results of his work to show the importance and impact supply chain management operations have on a company. In this book, Enrico Camerinelli provides the supply chain manager and the chief financial officer with the means to link the value of the supply chain to an organization's bottom line. He explores the problem with current supply chain metrics, shows how to close the gap between financial decisions and supply chain performance, suggests a model to provide a lingua franca for supply chain, financial and other managers throughout the company and points to ways in which new technology can help measure the value of the supply chain. Using case studies and interviews with supply chain and financial experts, Measuring the Value of the Supply Chain will help financial and supply chain managers achieve strategic advantage through effective supply chain management.



Enrico Camerinelli is a Senior analyst within Celent's Banking group, based in Europe. His current research focuses on the Financial Supply Chain. Prior to joining Celent, he was an independent analyst and advisor to organizations such as the Supply Chain Council and the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization. He has been vice-president and research leader of the worldwide practice of Enterprise Application Strategies at Meta Group, and a senior marketing consultant at J.D. Edwards. He is also Consultant Editor at Finance Director Europe (www.the-financedirector.com) and a regular contributor to the magazine.


'By bringing a common framework and language for CFOs and Supply Chain Executives to plan, effectively manage and predictively monitor business and supply chain performance end to end, the author builds a critical missing link that will facilitate macro impact supply chain initiatives. Moreover, he condenses in one book, illustrated with clear best practice examples, what would take us years to learn from practice, thereby accelerating our chances of success.' - Nando Galazzo, VP Procurement, Borealis Polymers