Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 30, 2012 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
Achieve best practices in supply chain management

Much is being written about global supply chain and sourcing options emerging in today's marketplace. Transforming supply chain management to achieve operations excellence is a mandate for many companies globally. Supply Chain Transformation walks you through this potentially difficult process and gets you started on the journey. Much more than just a how-to book, it's a why-to book that is as compelling for any business person as it is for supply chain management professionals. This book provides an invaluable road map to companies looking to transform their supply chains and organizations to achieve best practice results, beginning with guidance on how to make the case for change. Change is inevitable; growth is optional.

  • Includes real world cases and illustrations
  • Offers a step-by-step road map to transforming your supply chain
  • Explains how to obtain "senior management" commitment to transformation
  • Covers sourcing, production, and logistics process integration points with product development, marketing, sales, and finance processes as well as emerging technologies (RFID, Cloud computing, telematics, ERP, GPS/LBS & others)

One of the biggest hurdles to supply chain transformation is overcoming a culture that is resistant to change. Supply Chain Transformation helps you understand the cultural resistance and evaluate where change is needed most, and then develop the game plan for overcoming resistance to achieve best practice results.



Putting the Business in Perspective
Market Drivers and the Dynamics of Change
Business Structures Are the Levers of Change
If Youre Driven by Demand Youre Probably
Supply Chain Management A Pipeline of Opportunity
Okay We Need Management Commitment
Technology Drives the Waves of Change
Business As Usual Has Been Canceled Now What?

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RICHARD J. SHERMAN is an internationally recognized writer, researcher, and speaker on trends and issues in logistics, supply chain management, technology, marketing, and organizational change. He is currently serving as Director of Strategic Development for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and President of Gold & Domas Research, serving corporate members worldwide. As a research director, he successfully launched the supply chain management advisory services for AMR Research and was a leading member of the team that developed the SCOR model and founded the Supply Chain Council. He is a frequent contributor of articles related to logistics and supply chain management, and speaks at conferences, symposiums, and universities.

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