Guide to SCM
David Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, has written the definitive book on supply chain management: The Economist Guide to Supply Chain Management, and Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation for PennWell.
Globalization, technology and an increasingly competitive business environment have encouraged huge changes in what is known as supply chain management, the art of sourcing components and delivering finished goods to the customer as cost effectively and efficiently as possible.
Dell transformed the way people bought and were able to customize computers. Wal-Mart and Tesco have used their huge buying power and logistical skills to ensure the supply and stock management of their stores is finely honed. Manufacturers now make sure that components are where they are needed on the production line just in time for when they are needed and no longer.
Such finessing of the way the supply chain works boosts the corporate bottom line and can make the difference between being a market leader or an “also ran.” This guide explores all the different aspects of supply chain management and gives hundreds of real-life examples of what firms have achieved in the field.
Read what people are saying about the book:
“An excellent guide and, a must read not only for C-level managers but also for inclusion in curricula in business studies… brilliant in explaining the myths and realities of the various elements that are critical components of the supply chain.”
—Ram Menen, Senior Vice President
“An essential tool for C-level management and their senior managers. It is clear, balanced in its objectivity and useful for achieving rapid results.”
—Joseph Guerrisi, Vice President Marketing
“A strategic breath of fresh air for executives who are tired of tactical how-to books on supply chain management. It provides simple, logical guidance on how companies should think about the people, processes and infrastructure they put in place to enable the supply chains that will deliver their future.”
—Chris Cowger, Vice President of Global Consumer Operations and Planning
“A pragmatic approach for turning supply chain into a strategic differentiator, along with a treasure chest of examples showing how successful companies have done it.”
—Karen Weinstein-Millson, Vice President Global Sourcing
“A real-world look at how leading companies are putting supply chain management into practice for proven competitive advantage. This guide definitely belongs in your business library.”
—Frank Quinn, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review
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