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The Supply Chain Revolution

Author : Suman SARKAR
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When CEOs think about the supply chain, it's usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook—and the company sped up the development of new products, getting them into consumers' hands faster. The rest is history. Across a range of industries, once-leading companies are in trouble: Walmart, IBM, Pfizer, HP, and The Gap to name a few. But others thrive. While competitors were shutting stores, Zara's highly responsive supply chain made it the most valued company in the retail space and its founder, the richest man in Europe. The success of TJX, Amazon, Starbucks, and Airbus, is fueled by supply chain and sourcing. Showcasing real solutions, The Supply Chain Revolution will: Improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue Make alliances more successful Simplify and debottleneck the supply chain Boost retail success by managing store investment Drive excellence Technology is disrupting business models. Strategies must change. The Supply Chain Revolution flips conventional thinking and offers a powerful way for companies to compete in challenging times.

Information and Technology in the Supply Chain

Author : Price Waterhouse Coopers
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Supply Chain Revolution

Author : Don Tapscott
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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken precious lives and devastated the global economy. It has also revealed chinks in our supply chains. Not only have manufacturers found themselves scrambling unsuccessfully to find new suppliers when their Asian sources shut down, but the Western world has experienced across-the-board shortages of essential consumer packaged goods for the first time in decades. Blockchain technology has the potential to minimize these kinds of pandemic disruptions. In this book, some of the world's top experts show how blockchain--in combination with other innovations such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things--can address longstanding problems that make the business of getting goods to customers so slow and expensive, especially in crises. Today's supply chains are complex, as they move resources through trucks, planes, boats, and trains. Too many parties rely on a hodgepodge of documents and intermediaries to do business, which make the whereabouts and custody of goods unclear. That's why, in a pandemic, uninformed consumers might reasonably believe that toilet paper won't be available for many months. Enter blockchain--the Internet of Value. For the first time in human history, individuals and organizations can manage and trade their assets digitally peer to peer. In doing so, they will reinvent global commerce and how we exchange value. This will transform the best practices of operations, logistics, procurement and purchasing, transportation, customs and border control, trade finance and insurance, manufacturing, and inventory management. Global supply chains are ripe for disruption at every level and in every role. Supply Chain Revolution identifies what leaders should be doing now to prepare their organizations for the inevitable decentralized future. Enterprise executives and entrepreneurs alike will find ideas and opportunities to discuss with their stakeholders and decide how best to participate in the blockchain revolution.

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Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Author : John Mangan
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Written by two highly experienced authors, this new text provides a concise, global approach to logistics and supply chain management. Featuring both a practical element, enabling the reader to ‘do’ logistics (select carriers, identify routes, structure warehouses, etc.) and a strategic element (understand the role of logistics and supply chain management in the wider business context), the book also uses a good range of international case material to illustrate key concepts and extend learning.

Competing Through Supply Chain Management

Author : David Frederick Ross
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SCM is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing and distribution, and like JIT and TQC it requires a corporate commitment. This book provides both fundamental principles of SCM as well as a set of guidelines to assist in practical application of SCM. It will be one of the first books on the market that deals exclusively with SCM and its application. Readers in the academic, management sciences, sales, marketing and government environments will find this book of particular interest.

World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined

Author : Alvaro Santos
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World trade and investment law is in crisis: new and progressive ideas are needed. Rules that facilitated globalization and supported global economic growth are being challenged. A system of global governance that once seemed secure is now at risk as the United States ignores the rules while developing countries struggle to escape restrictions. Some want to tear global institutions and agreements down while others try desperately to maintain the status quo. Rejecting both options, a group of trade and investment law experts from 10 countries, South and North, have joined hands to propose ideas for a new world trade and investment law that would maintain global growth while distributing costs and benefits more fairly. Paying special attention to those who have suffered from trade dislocation and to restrictions that have hampered innovative growth strategies in developing countries, they outline a progressive trade and investment law agenda in "World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined".

Successful Integrated Planning for the Supply Chain

Author : Richard Lloyd
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Managing changes to the supply chain comes with its unique challenges. Supply chain planning presents an especially complex challenge for the change practitioner as multiple stakeholders and functions are involved. Successful Integrated Planning for the Supply Chain evaluates different approaches to change interventions and explores how Integrated Business Planning could be implemented in any organization to create sustainable improvements. Using frameworks based on extensive academic research, Richard Lloyd considers the potential blocks to an effective supply chain, and advises on how to deal with and identify uncertainties within an organization. Numerous international case studies included throughout show that every project has its own set of unique problems. Successful Integrated Planning for the Supply Chain is an invaluable guide for anyone who needs to implement change in the supply chain.

Supply Chain Management

Author : Sarika Kulkarni
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Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a revolution that has the capacity to challenge all the norms and practices followed by businesses. From strategy to operations, from internal operations to external operations, from the manner in which information is managed, to the manner in which information is managed, to the manner in which decisions are taken -- SCM has touched every area of business.

On the Supply Chain in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author : Lionel Willems
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Master's Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, grade: 80.00, Louvain School of Management, language: English, abstract: This paper addresses the question of how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), defined as the industrial aspect of the fourth industrial revolution, will impact supply chain management (SCM) decisions. With this goal in mind, we first describe the conceptual and historical approaches of both the industry and supply chain management. The question of the legitimacy of a new industrial revolution is answered positively and the supply chain management discipline is organised in a flow-based model of ten managerial categories. A thorough cross-field literature analysis delivers the main changes, opportunities and challenges that the upcoming IIoT will bring to supply chains. A neutral approach is favoured and the generally optimistic literature regarding the IIoT is questioned. Cyber-physical systems will indeed redefine the way we provide goods and services to customers and therefore, the way entire supply chains are managed, strategically and operationally. More information, connectivity and intelligence will optimise operations to enable mass customisation and faster than ever times-to-market. Those changes will gradually transform supply chains into smart supply ecosystems, where inter-company boundaries will fade, and the nature of cooperation will evolve. Nonetheless, there is still a long way to go. Early implementations are challenged by issues of cybersecurity, interoperability, missing regulations, inter-company cooperation, cost of investment, and fear of change due to potential job restructuring. Our results are supplemented by qualitative surveys targeting SCM and IIoT professionals. This methodology is meant to discuss additional insights, detect contradictions with the literature and assess the current state of developments.

Supply Chain Management

Author : Amy Zuckerman
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Fast track route to understanding supply chain management Covers the key areas of supply chain management from inventory management and logistics to just-in-time manufacturing and just-in-time shipping. Examples and lessons from some of the world's most successful businesses, including Compaq, Fujitsu and Staples, and ideas from the smartest thinkers, including David Bowersox, John Mentzer, David Closs and Clifford Lynch. Includes a glossary of key concepts and a comprehensive resources guide

Transforming Government Supply Chain Management

Author : Jacques S. Gansler
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While the commercial sector has been rapidly adopting modern, information-based supply chain systems--in order to remain competitive in the worldwide marketplace--the shift to such systems in the public sector has met with significant resistance and has moved far more slowly. Transforming Government Supply Chain Management provides the insights and expertise to overcoming this inertia. In the first half of the book, the editors provide a primer on supply chain management, an overview of innovative practices and tools, and a blueprint for government-wide transformation. The second half consists of 10 case studies of public and private sector "success stories."

Supply Chain Focused Manufacturing Planning and Control

Author : W. C. Benton
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Gain a full understanding of the latest updates to the manufacturing and control paradigm, including the challenges and opportunities posed by supply chain management and sustainability trends, with Benton's SUPPLY CHAIN FOCUSED MANUFACTURING & PLANNING CONTROL. This unique book parallels the objective of supply-chain focused manufacturing planning and control systems within businesses today. The author uses his extensive expertise to skillfully demonstrate how successful businesses design products to be manufactured at the right time, in the right quantities, and following quality specifications in the most cost-efficient manner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Supply Chain Saves the World

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Proceedings of IVth International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies

Author : Peter J. Batt
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The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains

Author : Asian Development Bank
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Major changes have been occurring almost unnoticed in staple value chains in Asia. The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains documents and explains the transformation of value chains moving rice and potatoes between the farm gate and the consumer in Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, and India. The changes noted are the rapid rise of supermarkets, modern cold storage facilities, large rice mills, and commercialized small farmers using input-intensive, mechanized technologies. These changes affect food security in ways that are highly relevant for policymakers across Asia—the rise of supermarkets provides cheaper staples, more direct relations in the chains combined with branding have increased traceability, and the rise of cold storage has brought higher incomes for potato farmers and all-season access for potato consumers. The book also joins two debates that have long been separate and parallel—food industry and agribusiness development and market competitiveness—with the food security and poverty alleviation agend

Keeping Score

Author : James S. Keebler
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The case for measurement - Connecting measurement with strategy - Implementing an effective measurement program - Increasing the odds for success - The past and current state of logistics - Preparing for the future - The supply chain revolution is just beginning - Three winners in action.

Handbook of Sustainability Management

Author : Christian N. Madu
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Handbook of Sustainability Management.

APICS the Performance Advantage

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Interfaces

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Seeks to improve communication between managers and professionals in OR/MS.