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Using Models to Improve the Supply Chain

1st Edition

By Charles C. Poirier

CRC Press

296 pages | 82 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2003-08-26
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Around the world, virtually every company is engaged in some form of effort intended to improve the processing that takes place across an end-to-end supply chain system as they work towards moving their organizations to the next level of performance. Supply chain, particularly when enhanced with collaboration and Internet technology, is uniquely suited to helping an organization increase profits and decrease costs. A comprehensive guide to adding value to supply chain efforts, Using Models to Improve the Supply Chain demonstrates how leading firms have successfully integrated their supply chains and how they plan further progress through supply chain evolution.

Using both generic and specific models, the author carefully explains just what’s required for each function of the supply chain and outlines what takes place form lower to higher levels of progress. He emphasizes establishing the pathway to success, then finding the correct models to guide the effort, and finally, implementing with the right combination of technology and collaboration, the elements that set one supply chain apart from another in the eyes of the customers and consumers. He explores the importance of business-to-business commerce or business-to-business-to-consumer commerce, enabled by cyber techniques as a central concept in any future business strategy.

Although some firms have come close, no firm has yet mastered all of the techniques and tool required to claim the dominant position. Selecting and applying the correct models can only enhance the odds of being the eventual ultimate leader in a particular industry. A practical guide for moving your supply chain effort forward, Using Models to Improve the Supply Chain provides the missing links needed to reach the necessary level of achievement.

Table of Contents




Introduction: A Supply Chain Framework will Guide Execution

A Calibration Model Establishes Position and Performance Gap

Models for Purchasing, Procurement, and Strategic Sourcing

Logistics Models, from Manufacture to Accepted Delivery

Models for Forecasting, Demand Management, Capacity Planning and Inventory Management

Models for Order Management, Planning and Scheduling

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Models

Models for Sales and Operations Planning

Models for Supplier Relationship Management

Models for Customer Relationship Management

Models for Collaborative Design and Manufacturing

Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment Models

A Look at Future State Supply Chain Modeling – The Supply Chain Keiretsu


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
COMPUTERS / Information Technology