Books and articles
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating Value-Adding Networks, by Martin Christopher,
- Designing & Managing the Supply Chain, by David Simchi-Levi ,Philip Kaminsky , and Edith Simchi-Levi
- Supply Chain Management Best Practices by David Blanchard
- Strategic Supply Chain Management,by Shoshanah Cohen and Joseph Roussel
- Supply Chain Management, by Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl
- The Agile Supply Chain: Competing in Volatile Markets,by Martin Christopher
- The Supply Chain Management Processes, by Douglas M. Lambert et al
Supply Chain Processes
Supply Chain is “a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers” (Harland, 1996).
Being world class in Supply Chain Management is one of the key drivers of competition and it means fulfilling customer requests with the best combination of effectiveness and efficiency.
To attain world class performance status, all the players – whether they are directly or indirectly involved in the chain – shall work for the same objectives and jointly manage the continuous flow of goods and information. Besides suppliers, manufacturers and retailers, this strongly involves logistics and IT service providers.
- Design: SC strategy, Make or buy/outsourcing, Supply chain structure / footprint / network design
- Planning: SC planning (Sales & Operations planning), Matching supply with demand, Demand management
- Source: Purchasing and strategic sourcing, SRM
- Deliver: Distribution, transportation, CRM