Supply Chain as Strategic Asset The Key to Reaching Business Goals

ISBN-10: 0470874775
ISBN-13: 9780470874776
Edition: 2011
Authors: Vivek Sehgal
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List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 305
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Hands-on guidance for creating competitive advantages through strategy realizationHow can your supply chain create competitive advantages and help achieve business goals? Drawing from the author's abundant research and analysis, this resourceful book shows how aligning the supply chain design with business strategy helps build competitive capabilities, prioritize capital investments, and takes your firm beyond the industry best-practices to create competitive advantages, not just competitive parity. Summarizing the current literature on business and supply chain strategies, this book provides path-breaking new direction to build your own winning supply chain strategy. Real-life cases show how this strategy alignment has produced results for the most successful companies and how it can be achieved in your firm. An overview of the concepts of business strategy, the current thinking on supply chain strategy and why it is inadequate to drive competitive advantage through supply chain design Process for establishing your own supply chain strategy to build competitive advantage The place of technology in creating business capabilities in modern corporations and why managing technology should be a core competence and an integral part of strategy planning Step-by-step direction and examples for creating strategy alignment and designing a supply chain that goes beyond supporting your operations Case studies including Wal-mart, Cemex, Kmart, HP, Dell, and othersConsolidating the lessons learned along with implementation guidance, Supply Chain as Strategic Asset is the must-read road map for designing a supply chain that will be vital in achieving your business goals.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Planning and Realizing the Goals of a Business Strategy
Strategy
Strategy Realization through Functional Capabilities
Strategy Planning: The Missing Link
Technology as the Enabler
Creating Competitive Advantage through Functional Capabilities
The Alignment of Business, Functional, and Technology Strategies
Understanding Strategy
What Is Strategy?
Attributes of Strategy
Levels of Strategy Planning
The Strategic Horizon of Impact
Concepts of Business Strategy
Porter's Generic Strategies
The Resource-Based View
Capabilities-Based Strategies
Creating Advantages by Viewing the Corporation as the Sum of Its Components
Creating Advantages through the Value Chain
Developing Competitive Advantages through Capabilities
Understanding Advantage
Beyond the Business Strategy: Functional and Deployment Strategies
Exploring Functional Strategy
What Is Functional Strategy?
Why Is the Functional Strategy Important?
Steps in Creating the Functional Strategy
Current Thinking on Supply Chain Strategy
Current Thinking on Supply Chain Strategies
Understanding the Supply Chain Sphere of Influence
What Drives Your Supply Chain?
Creating a Functional Supply Chain Strategy
The Effect of an Industry Segment on Supply Chain Design
The Effect of a Business Strategy on Supply Chain Design
The Effect of the Primary Driver on Supply Chain Design
Supply Chain Strategy and Business Strategy
Technology Strategy
What Is Technology Strategy?
Components of a Technology Strategy
Why Develop a Technology Strategy?
Technology Strategy and Organization
Process Overview and Deliverables for Creating Technology Strategy
Supply Chain Nirvana: Bringing It All Together
What Is Supply Chain Nirvana?
Defining a Supply Chain Strategy That Works
What Can a Well-Aligned Supply Chain Strategy Do for You?
How to Get There
Keeping It All Together
Sample Artifacts for Creating an Effective Supply Chain Strategy
An Overview of the Scope of the Supply Chain in Modern Corporations
Supply Chain Planning
Supply Chain Execution
Supply Chain Collaboration
The Supply Chain and Corporate Financial Performance
Cost of Sales
Inventory
Working Capital
Tune Your Supply Chain for Financial Performance
Notes
Bibliography
About the Author
Index

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