Transforming Supply Chains

Realign Your Business to Better Serve Customers in a Disruptive World

Transforming Supply Chains

Reinvent your supply chain from the outside in - leverage customer insight, heuristics and digital tools to meet rising expectations and adapt in a volatile world. Customers have become increasingly demanding, and the operating environment has become more turbulent and complex. Mature companies wishing to survive and thrive in the coming decades must transform themselves to become flexible and market responsive. They need to reconsider their traditional supply chains and find ways to increase the clockspeed of their operation and their decision making without creating more complexity for their staff and partners. But where to start this transformation journey? Most of the world's largest corporations have logistics networks and supply chains that have evolved over time, many based around systems that drive a 'one-size-fits-all' philosophy, which does not fit anymore. And most have not kept up with the changing cadence of their markets. This book describes the path to a different paradigm; where a set of tailored supply chains are used for in-built flexibility and adaption as the world changes, and where internal capabilities and digital capabilities are consciously aligned with the customers and strategies they serve. Transforming Supply Chains builds on John Gattorna's seminal Dynamic Alignment framework; and he and his long-term collaborator Deborah Ellis review the analytics and decision-making tools needed to be effective in the digital age. Case Studies of organisations that excel using the 'outside-in' paradigm that they describe are scattered throughout the book; as are a series of prompts to help 'kick start your thinking' about your own transformation path. Transforming Supply Chains is your guide to designing supply chains that fit, and adapt, and bring competitive advantage - whatever your business and whoever your customers.

Supply Chain Redesign

Transforming Supply Chains Into Integrated Value Systems

Supply Chain Redesign

Supply Chain Redesigndelivers 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.

Transforming Supply Chains with Maria

A Business Storybook about Actionable Supply Chain Digital Transformations for High Impact

Transforming Supply Chains with Maria

Are revenue and EBIT growth important to you? McKinsey notes that the biggest future impact on revenue and EBIT growth is through digitizing supply chain. This book is about how supply chain digital transformations can help you deliver results with a high ROI. In this business storybook, directors and executives of mid-sized and large businesses in critical functional areas, such as Supply Chain (including Sourcing and Procurement), IT, Marketing, and Finance will find: Practical and technical tools for cross-functional projects with large numbers of stakeholders Different approaches to improve soft skills The good, the bad, and the ugly of these transformations "Marcia brought a high level of expertise and diligence to our project at Lindt, helping to define and validate requirements for our supply chain planning project." - John Vaughan, IT Analyst, Lindt Chocolates. "Marcia is results-driven, strategic, and focused on cost savings. She has strong practical experience with Six Sigma tools and processes to provide valuable results to the bottom line." - Mark Farney, Sourcing Manager, Cummins Inc. "Marcia was responsible for designing, developing, and implementing our new ERP system, SAP B1. I have the highest opinion of her." - Michael Benzaken, CEO, Nubenco Enterprises. Maria Sanchez--the main character--will take you through the following supply chain digital transformations: Strategic Sourcing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integrated Business Planning (IBP) or Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Procure to Pay (P2P) process Read this book, take action, and deliver high impact results!

Supply Chain Transformation

Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results

Supply Chain Transformation

Achieve best practices in supply chain management Much is being written about global supply chain and sourcing options emerging in today's marketplace. Transforming supply chain management to achieve operations excellence is a mandate for many companies globally. Supply Chain Transformation walks you through this potentially difficult process and gets you started on the journey. Much more than just a how-to book, it's a why-to book that is as compelling for any business person as it is for supply chain management professionals. This book provides an invaluable road map to companies looking to transform their supply chains and organizations to achieve best practice results, beginning with guidance on how to make the case for change. Change is inevitable; growth is optional. Includes real world cases and illustrations Offers a step-by-step road map to transforming your supply chain Explains how to obtain "senior management" commitment to transformation Covers sourcing, production, and logistics process integration points with product development, marketing, sales, and finance processes as well as emerging technologies (RFID, Cloud computing, telematics, ERP, GPS/LBS & others) One of the biggest hurdles to supply chain transformation is overcoming a culture that is resistant to change. Supply Chain Transformation helps you understand the cultural resistance and evaluate where change is needed most, and then develop the game plan for overcoming resistance to achieve best practice results.

Transforming Supply Chains Through Network Design Studies

Transforming Supply Chains Through Network Design Studies

This book provides critical tenets and practical approaches for supply chain network optimization, transportation strategy, inventory strategy, distribution operations to drive increased shareholder value. Contained in the book are approaches for senior supply chain leaders and front line managers responsible for leading supply chain improvement efforts to design and implement creative, bold supply chain solutions that improve customer service, working capital, and costs.

Supply Chain Transformation

Evolving with Emerging Business Paradigms

Supply Chain Transformation

Today, supply chain transformation for creating customer value continues to be a priority for many companies, as it enables them to gain a competitive advantage. While value creation is shaped by external drivers such as market volatility, technology, product and service offering and disruption, it can be stymied by the internal stresses arising from the need to minimize costs, limitations in process redesign, waste minimization and the unavailability of knowledge capital. Therefore, for companies to survive and prosper, the relevant questions to ask would be how to identify the external/internal forces driving changes and how to map the business drivers to the attributes of transformation. While the contemporary supply chain is well-structured, the evolving economic system is causing disruptions to this structure. The emergence of novel business paradigms – non applicability of the traditional laws of supply and demand, dominance of negative externality effects and anomalies of high growth rate coexisting with high supply side uncertainty – must be recognized in transforming supply chains. For example, healthcare delivery and humanitarian relief do not follow known supply/demand relationships; the negative externality effects are increasing sustainability concerns; and emerging economies, with dysfunctional business infrastructure, must manage high growth rates. This book delves into the transformation issues in supply chains and extends the concepts to incorporate emerging issues. It does so through ten chapters, divided into three sections. The first section establishes the framework for transformation, while the second focuses on the transformation of current chains in terms of products, processes, supply base, procurement, logistics and fulfillment. Section three is devoted to capturing the key issues in transforming supply chains for emerging economies, humanitarian relief, sustainability and healthcare delivery. This work will be of interest to both academics and industrial practitioners and will be of great value to graduate students in business and engineering. It raises many questions, some provocative and provides many leads for in-depth research. Several approaches are suggested for new problems along with a discussion of case studies and examples from different industries.

Transforming Government Supply Chain Management

Transforming Government Supply Chain Management

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."

Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply chain management has long been a feature of industry and commerce but, with increasing demands from consumers, producers are spending more time and money investing in ways to make supply chains more sustainable. This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current research on sustainable supply chain management.

Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains

Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains

Companies across different industries are launching technology-enabled (digital) business transformation programs to improve their strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain processes. The greatest challenges that they are facing include the lack of preparation and knowledge of the digital transformation life cycle and poorly addressing or neglecting the “people-related” aspects of them. Therefore, improvement initiatives have been short-lived or incomplete, and expected business benefits have not been achieved or materialized. Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of digital business transformation programs to improve strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain processes. While highlighting topics such as maturity models, predictive analysis, and communication planning, this publication explores the limited literature in the field of digital supply chain optimization and business transformation, and complements it with practical and proven tactics from the industry. This book is ideally designed for program managers, engineers, students, and practitioners seeking current research on the field’s latest best practices on digital supply chain enablement.

Transforming US Army Supply Chains

Strategies for Management Innovation

Transforming US Army Supply Chains

This text offers a practical approach for understanding the US Army's extremely complex global logistics system, widely acknowledged as one of the largest in the world. The focus is on inventory management policy where prescriptions are illuminated through the prism of an enterprise supply chain analysis. Although Army aviation logistics examples are emphasized throughout, the fundamental issues and potential solutions are broadly applicable to other large-scale military and industrial supply chains as well. Following a summary of recent trends for background and context, a multi-stage conceptual model of the logistics structure is presented to segment and guide the effort. This multi-stage model is used to systematically analyze major organizational components of the supply chain, diagnose structural disorders and prescribe solutions. Integration challenges are addressed using cost-benefit perspectives which incorporate supply chain objectives of efficiency, resilience, and effectiveness. The design and evaluation section proposes an "analytical architecture" consisting of four complementary modeling approaches, collectively referred to as "dynamic strategic logistics planning", to enable a coordinated, enterprise approach for Army Logistics Transformation. An organizational construct is presented for an "engine for innovation" to accelerate and sustain continual improvement for Army logistics and supply chain management - a "Center for Innovation in Logistics Systems". Finally, strategic management challenges associated with enterprise integration and transformational change are addressed: organizational design; management information and decision support systems; strategic alignment for a learning organization; and workforce considerations including human capital investment needs. The text concludes with a relevant historical vignette and closes with a summary of expected benefits.