Supply Chain Architecture: A Blueprint for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Supply Chain Architecture

A Blueprint for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash, 1st Edition

By William T. Walker

CRC Press

448 pages | 92 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781574443578
pub: 2004-10-14
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"The book is highly readable, informative, thought provoking, and educational. …At every stage, Walker challenges the reader to move away from conventional supply chain thinking to a broader-view, highly concise approach that focuses on the organization's objectives. The book will help you visualize a supply network and develop a blueprint for your organization to become an integrated member of that network-a real benefit."

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"The book is highly readable, informative, thought provoking, and educational. …At every stage, Walker challenges the reader to move away from conventional supply chain thinking to a broader-view, highly concise approach that focuses on the organization's objectives. The book will help you visualize a supply network and develop a blueprint for your organization to become an integrated member of that network-a real benefit."

-Karl Kapp, Ed. D., CFPIM, CIRM, APICS Magazine, July/August 2006

Table of Contents

A False Start

The Network Context

In Summary

Conceptualizing a New Business Model

The Network Big Picture

Network Mapping

Focus First on the Customer

Competitive Competencies

Thinking Outside the Box

In Summary

Collaborating Network Relationships

Designing the Core Network

Managing Risk in Trading Partner Relationships

In Summary

Designing a Competitive Network

Linking the Trading Partners

APICS Supply Chain Management Principles

Evaluating a Competitive Network Design

Network Partitioning to Reduce Landed Cost

The Velocity Principle

The Variability Principle

In Summary

Overcoming Information Boundaries

Scoping the Information System Discussion

Assessing the Information System as an Asset or a Liability

Basic Data Structures

Partitioned Networks

Tracking and Tracing

Competing with Parallel Information Flows

Industry Standards and Best Practices

In Summary

Leading Change in Performance Measurement

Moving From a Cost View to a Throughput View

Business Process Orientation

Defining a Global Performance Measure

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Project Management for Performance Measures

In Summary

Operating a Competitive Network

An Introduction to Network Operations

Evaluating a Competitive Network Operation

The Impact of Network Partitioning on Working Capital

The Vocalize Principle

The Visualize Principle

In Summary

Planning for Network Operations

Setting a Network Context for Planning

Basic Network Operations

Network Operations Complexity

Forecasting

Forecasting Things Right

Practical Push Planning Techniques

Practical Pull Planning Techniques

Closing the Network Planning Loop

In Summary

Generating Top Line Growth and Bottom Line Profit

The Value Principle

Optimizing the Network

First Level Network Optimization

Second Level Network Optimization

Third Level Network Optimization

Matching Demand with Supply

The Top and Bottom Line

In Summary

A New Start

Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

Prepare for Success

Navigating an Aggressive Course

A New Start

Epilogue

Appendix A: The Network Blueprint

Appendix B: Bibliography

About the Originator

About the Series

Resource Management

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS076000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology