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Supply Chain Redesign: Transforming Supply Chains into Integrated Value Systems (paperback), 1st edition

  • Robert B. Handfield
  • Ernest L. Nichols
  • Jr.

Published by FT Press (August 22nd 2002) - Copyright © 2002

1st edition

Supply Chain Redesign: Transforming Supply Chains into Integrated Value Systems (paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780768682212

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Supply Chain Redesign delivers practical guidance for every aspect of supply chain redesign: mapping existing supply chains; identifying changes that promise the best ROI; intelligently leveraging new technologies; strengthening relationships with key partners; designing products that support lean supply chains; implementing new approaches to strategic cost management; and much more. Coverage includes key success factors, emerging trends, and detailed case studies from Nortel and GM.

Table of contents


1. Supply Chain Management: Transforming Supply Chains into Integrated “Value Systems”.

Defining Supply Chains. Increasing Customer Demands for Value Across the Supply Chain. Supply Chain Relationships. Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. A Process Model: SCM for Value System Creation. Change Management: The Challenge Facing Supply Chain Managers. Endnotes.

2. Understanding and Improving Supply Chains and Key Supply Chain Processes.

Introduction. Understanding Supply Chains through Process Mapping. Process Flow Charts. Internal Supply Chains. External Supply Chains. Benefits of Interorganizational Supply Chain Collaboration. The Importance of Time in Creating High-Performance Supply Chains. Opportunities for Cycle Time Reduction across the Supply Chain. Re-Engineering Supply Chain Logistics. Supply Chain Performance Measurement. Summing It Up: The Perfect Order Versus Total Cost. Summary. Endnotes.

3. Internal Integration–Managing Information Flows within the Organization.

A Historical Perspective. Drivers of Supply Chain Systems and Applications. Internal and External Strategic Integration. Globalization of Markets. Availability of Powerful Information Systems and Technology. Enable New Business Processes. Replace Obsolete Systems. Strategic Cost Management. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Implementing ERP Systems. ERP “Meltdowns”. Supply Chain ERP Modules. ERP and Data Warehouses. When Your Web Site is Not Aligned With Your Business Strategies. Decision Support Systems. Summary. Endnotes.

4. The Financial Impacts of SCM–Finding the “Sweet Spot”.

Insourcing/Outsourcing: A Controversial Issue. Initiating the Insourcing/Outsourcing Decision. Understanding Your Core Competence. Technological Maturity. Understanding the Market. Insourcing Versus Outsourcing–Advantages/Disadvantages. Summary. Endnotes.

5. Creating Collaboration and Trust in the Supply Chain.

Roots of Supply Chain Relationship Management. A Conceptual Model of Alliance Development. Developing a Trusting Relationship with Supply Chain Partners. Challenges to Managing Supply Chain Relationships. Summary. Endnotes.

6. Customer/Supplier Integration into New Product Development.

Changes to the New Product Development Process. Supplier Integration Into New Product Development. Supplier Integration Approaches. Supplier Integration Into New Product Development Process Model. Assessing the Supplier's Technology Roadmap. Developing Suppliers Capabilities. Summary. Endnotes.

7. Strategic Cost Management in a Global Supply Chain.

The Financial Impacts of Supply Chain Management: Rolling Up the Numbers. Strategic Cost Management Initiatives Across the Supply Chain. Volume Leveraging and Cross Docking: Harvesting the Low-Hanging Fruit. Global Logistics and Material Positioning. Global Supplier Development. Target Pricing. The “Greening” of the Supply Chain: Life Cycle Costing, Re-Manufacturing, and Recycling. Cost Management Enablers. Endnotes.

8. Navigating the Business to Business (B2B) E-Commerce Landscape.

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