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Mastering the Supply Chain : Principles, Practice and Real-Life Applications.

Author: Ed Weenk
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn about supply chain management and its many challenges, with this introductory book which puts readers at the heart of a life-like, real company situation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weenk, Ed.
Mastering the Supply Chain : Principles, Practice and Real-Life Applications.
London : Kogan Page, Limited, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Weenk
ISBN: 0749484497 9780749484491
OCLC Number: 1089009173
Notes: 11 The supply chain in a VUCA world
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of figures; List of exercises; About the author; About the contributors; Foreword; Preface: Simple but not easy (1); Structure of the book; Acknowledgements; PART ONE Exploring the fundamentals; 01 Supply chain: General introduction; What is a supply chain?; What does the supply chain look like?; Summary; 02 Supply chain: The business dimension; Industry perspective: competitive strategy; The 'what' of the company's business: customers and value propositions; The 'how' of the company's business: competitive advantages The supply chain and a company's financials: the 'how much?'The supply chain as part of a sustainable business; Summary; 03 Supply chain: The technical dimension; From corporate strategy to supply chain strategies: typologies; Physical infrastructure or network: push/pull, facilities and transportation; Forward and backward integration: outsourcing and external collaboration; Planning and control: processes, forecasting, inventories, production; Information and systems, and organizational aspects; Summary; 04 Supply chain: The leadership dimension Making people move: performance measurement and target settingStakeholder management, functional silos and corporate culture; Trust and coordination: internal collaboration and team performance; Trust and coordination: external collaboration and transparency; The role of leadership in the supply chain; Summary; 05 Simple but not easy (2): Complexity and alignment; Complexity!; Trade-offs: you can't have it all; Cross-functional alignment: S & OP and IBP; Summary; PART TWO Mastering the fundamentals; 06 Knowledge in action with a supply chain simulation: Game on! The Fresh Connection business simulation gameIntroducing: Team SuperJuice; Introducing: Bob McLaren, the owner of our company; TFC: the company, the mission, the experience; Back to theory for a moment; What's wrong with TFC?; TFC gameplay: what you need to know; Summary; 07 Mastering the business dimension of the supply chain; Competitive strategy; Customers and value propositions; Supply chain and finance; Summary; 08 Mastering the technical dimension of the supply chain; Supply chain strategies; Averages kill!; Physical infrastructure; Planning and control; Information and systems; Summary 09 Mastering the leadership dimension of the supply chainPerformance measurement and target setting; Stakeholder management: functional silos; Trust and coordination: internal collaboration and team performance; Trust and coordination: external collaboration and transparency; Stakeholder management (direct stakeholders); Summary; 10 Simple but not easy (3): Complexity and alignment; Supply chain strategies revisited; Complexity!; Making pros and cons explicit: business cases to support decision making; Cross-functional alignment: S Summary; PART THREE Imagining beyond the fundamentals

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