Managing the Supply Chain

Managing the Supply Chain : A Strategic Perspective

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This text takes an updated view of the issues involved in supply chain management in today's business environment. In the 1990s, many businesses have gone through a number of changes, in particular through focusing on core activities and divesting themselves of many of the support functions traditionally carried out 'in house'. This development has led to the necessity for a broader concept of logistics that embraces the functions of both suppliers and customers into an integrated supply chain. The consequence of this is that the fundamental disciplines of logistics management must be reviewed and modified. Within this framework, the text addresses topics such as: * value chain analysis * activity based costing * strategic partnerships and alliances * international operations * optimisation * best practice and benchmarking The book will be ideal for students and practitioners in the field of logistics and supply chain management.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 583g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • 0333648161
  • 9780333648162

Table of contents

The Evolution of Logistics and the Supply Chain as Management Disciplines - Customer Focus in the Supply Chain - Achieving Customer Satisfaction Objectives - Corporate Profitability and the Supply Chain - Intra Company Cross Functional Roles in Logistics - Value Chain and Value Delivery Systems for Supply Chain Management - Facilities Decisions - Inventory Management and the Supply Chain - Transportation Choices in the Supply Chain - Supply Chain Communications - Formulating a Supply Chain Strategy - Distribution Channel Design and Management - Forming Strategic Partnerships and Alliances - Customer Account Profitability and Direct Product Profitability Analyses - Best Practice and Benchmarking - International Supply Chain Management: Issues and Implications - Optimisation of the Supply Chain - Information for Supply Chain Management - Organisation Design and Management of the Supply Chain - Retailing Management and the Supply Chain Interface - Case Study: Canterbury Sealants
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