Achieving Supply Chain Integration

Connecting the Supply Chain Inside and Out for Competitive Advantage
by Chad W. Autry & Mark A. Moon
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Publisher: Pearson Education

Series: FT Press Operations Management

Publication Date: May 18, 2016

ISBN: 9780134209128

Binding: Kobo eBook

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High-Value Supply Chain Integration

 

New research, practical priorities, actionable solutions

  • Master new best practices for integrating demand, supply, and partners worldwide
  • Bridge key “integration gaps” to maximize customer value and profit
  • Improve performance in areas ranging from resource availability to returns
  • From leading supply chain integration experts at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business

In volatile, global environments, only well-integrated organizations can deliver superior customer outcomes and sustained profitability. Supply chain practitioners are on the frontlines of integration: they must bring together functions ranging from sales to logistics and a world of third-party suppliers. Integration is not easy, but proven solutions exist. In Achieving Supply Chain Integration, leading experts reveal what works and how to make it work.

 

The authors and contributors clarify what supply chain integration really means, and why it’s even more crucial than many companies realize. You’ll learn how to manage core conflicts that make integration difficult, so you can maximize value to both customers and your organization.

 

You’ll find example-based, research-driven insights for both internal and external integration, addressing issues ranging from culture to financial metrics. The authors share practical guidance on everything from building more innovative partner relationships to avoiding raw material shortages.

 

Whatever your supply chain or operations responsibilities, you need to integrate more effectively, and this guide will help you do it.

 

Supply chain integration can ensure a smoother, more efficient flow of products, and enable access to third-party resources and capabilities that would be costly or impossible to build internally.