338 pages | 100 Color Illus.
Most companies are continuously trying to reduce their supply chain costs, time to market, and inventory -- This book presents the "how-to's" (and a few "how-NOT-to’s"!) for conducting an assessment of a company’s supply chain as well as identifying areas for improvement. It covers techniques, tools, and methodologies for evaluating a company’s current working methods (current state) versus industry best practices and operational optimization. It identifies performance gaps and suggests planning and implementing improved ways of working (the future and ideal states). The book includes a collection of approximately 40 case-in-point examples of supply-chain Transformation across a wide array of industries including Fortune 1000 companies as well as foreign global leaders. The book provides a detailed guide to assessing and improving a company’s strategy and execution-capabilities for: • Inventory management. • Order fulfillment • Sourcing and purchasing. • Manufacturing planning, scheduling, and execution • Overall supply-chain effectiveness • Business continuity planning Essentially, this book provides basic knowledge for assessing and improving the end-to-end supply chain and the case-in-point examples assist in breaking down theories into simple actionable improvement activities. Based on the author's vast experience out in the field, it gives professionals a new perspective and inspires them to seek world-class performance.
About the Author. 1: Introduction. 2: A-B-C Stratification / Applications. 3: Supply-Chain Management. 4: Supply Management. 5: Inventory-Management. 6: Manufacturing-Execution Strategies. 7: Risk or Crisis Management. 8: Supply-Chain Optimization. 9: Case-in-Point Examples.