Logistics and Supply Chain Management Creating Value-Adding Networks

ISBN-10: 0273681761
ISBN-13: 9780273681762
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 2/14/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

In today's highly competitive global marketplace, the pressure on organizations to find new ways to create and deliver value to customers grows ever stronger. There is a growing recognition that through logistic efficiency and effective managment of the supply chain both cost reduction and service enhancement can be achieved.The goal of supply chain management is to link the marketplace, the distribution network, the manufacturing process and the procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced at higher levels and yet at a lower total cost. In this book, Martin Christopher discusses the role of logistics in achieving these goals. He outines the role of logistics in using service levels to segment markets, exploring approriate measures to assess logistics productivity and service performance. This practical guide provides information on auditing logistic systems and describes how greater responsiveness in the supply chain can be achieved through lead time reduction.

Emeritus Professor Martin Christopher has been at the forefront of the development of new thinking in logistics and supply chain management for over thirty years. His published work is widely cited by other scholars and he has been invited to participate in academic and industry events around the world.At Cranfield School of Management Martin Christopher has helped build the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management into a leading centre of excellence. Now, after leading the Centre for over twenty years, Martin Christopher has become an Emeritus Professor and has broadened his portfolio of activities in the realm of knowledge creation and dissemination in these critical areas.

ToC (new and updated chapters in bold)
Logistics & Competitive Strategy
This chapter will look at how logistics capabilities and supply chain excellence can help companies gain a competitive advantage
It will also look at the relationship between logistics and financial performance
Case Study : Dell (updated from 1998 version)
Logistics & Customer Value
This chapter focuses on the ways in which customer value can be created and delivered through the supply chain
The theme will be demand-driven and responsive supply chain strategies
Case Study : Zara (updated from 1998 version)
Measuring Logistics Costs and Performance
The content of this chapter will be about the need to understand the 'costs-to-serve'
Issues such as customer profitability analysis and benchmarking will be included
Case Study : Wal-Mart/K-Mart (new)
Creating the Agile Supply Chain
The concept of the agile supply chain is developed in this chapter and the building blocks of the agile paradigm explained
The differences between 'lean' and 'agile' will be discussed
Case Study : The challenge of the 3-day car (new)
Strategic Lead-Time Management
Time compression is the focus of this chapter including the search for ways in which non-value adding time can be removed from the pipeline
Case Study : Hewlett Packard CD/RW (new)
Managing the Global Pipeline
The particular challenges of global supply chains will be discussed in this chapter
The pros and cons of global sourcing and offshore manufacturing will be presented
The need to understand the total supply chain impact of globalisations will be emphasised
Case Study : Dyson (new)
Managing the Supply Chain in an Era of Uncertainty
This chapter will examine the ideas of supply chain risk and vulnerability and will explore ways in which supply chain resilience can be improved
Case Study : Nokia/Ericsson (new)
Managing Networks and Relationships
The idea of the supply chain as an interdependent network of organisations that jointly combine to deliver customer value is introduced
The idea of supply chain 'orchestration' is discussed
Case Study : Li & Fung (new)
Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Integration
The fundamental business transformations that are required to enable supply chain integration to become a reality are examined
The characteristics of effective supply chains will be presented
Case Study : GM/Vectra (new)

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