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Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management : Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage - John T. Mentzer

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage

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Author of the bestselling text Supply Chain Management, John T. Mentzer's companion book Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management: Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage has been developed as a supplemental text for any course dealing with strategy and supply chains. Written in an entertaining, accessible style, Mentzer identifies twelve drivers of competitive advantage as clear strategic points managers can use in their companies. Research from more than 400 books, articles, and papers, as well as interviews with over fifty executives in major global companies, inform these twelve drivers. The roles of all of the traditional business functions-marketing, sales, logistics, information systems, finance, customer services, and management-in supply chain management are also addressed.

"This book is an insightful, well-balanced, stimulating SCM Strategy book that clearly tells managers, consultants, as well as educators that the SCM concept is not a fad but a must strategy to gain competitive advantage in today's dynamic global market place. There are three major strengths. First, it is an unprecedented interdisciplinary SCM strategy book that explains how companies obtain, maintain, and even enhance competitive advantages based upon a well-laid SCM strategy. Second, it provides readers a unique, well-balanced framework for SCM strategy formulation. Third, it is a valuable contribution in the area of SCM in that it does a good job in explaining such a complicated SCM strategy to readers in such a simple manner." -- Soonhong (Hong) Min "The book will be of use to practicing supply chain managers and academics alike. It is full of examples of companies, where certain supply chain practices work and other did not. It can serve as an excellent supplement to a standard text on supply chains, to introduce students to the problems and issued faced in managing supply chains." -- Siddharth Mahajan Book Reviews

Supply Chain Management as a Source of Competitive Advantage
Coordinate the Traditional Business Functions Across the Company and Across the Supply Chain
Collaborate with Supply Chain Partners On Non-Core Competency Functions
Look for Supply Chain Synergies
Not All Customers are Created Equal
Identify and Manage the Supply Chain Flow Cycles
Manage Demand (Not Just the Forecast)
Substitute Information for Assets
Systems are Templates to be Laid Over Processes
Not All Products are Created Equal
Make Yourself Easy to Do Business With
Do Not Let Tactics Overshadow Strategies
Align Your Supply Chain Strategies and Your Reward Strategies
Putting It All Together
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ISBN: 9780761929086
ISBN-10: 0761929088
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4