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Supply Chain Architecture
A Blueprint for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash




ISBN 9781574443578
Published October 14, 2004 by CRC Press
446 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations

 
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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."

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
Negotiate-Communicate-Educate
Negotiate-Communicate-Educate
Negotiate-Communicate-Educate
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

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William T Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM

Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Reviews

"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