A definitive roadmap for implementing effective supply chain management<br> <br> Strategic sourcing redefines the traditional approach to buying and using materials and services. Purchasing and supplier programs are receiving substantial attention in current professional literature, but there is little information on implementing supplier strategies and techniques.<br> <br> Harnessing Value in the Supply Chain offers a specific, step-by-step approach to the strategic sourcing process, developed by the author at Southern California Edison. This unique reference provides expert guidance on designing, launching, executing, evaluating, and maintaining a sourcing project. It includes illustrations, examples, and templates for immediate use. Finally, supply chain management and strategic sourcing are presented in a usable, comprehensive, and cost-effective framework.<br> <br> To illustrate this approach, the book describes the experience of Southern California Edison, a utility company that achieved $150 million in annual cost reduction through a strategic sourcing program. The story is told from the perspective of the people who led the revolutionary change at SCE, as wellas the suppliers. A detailed method on how to duplicate SCE's success is included in the book.<br> <br> This book is unique in that it fully traces a strategic sourcing initiative from conception to implementation-and it is the only book that documents the SCE story. Harnessing Value in the Supply Chain is a powerful tool that will help organizations optimize their resources and develop relationships to sustain effective supply chain management.
step-by-step roadmap for implementing successful purchasing programmes in companies of all sizes. SCE, the third largest utility provider in the US, is used as a running case study throughout the book. There are worksheets and templates to help you revitalise your own sourcing programmes, and the book is designed to demystify strategic sourcing. (Kirkus UK)
THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE: LESSONS AND INSIGHTS FROM PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCED STRATEGIC SOURCING AT SCE.
The SCE Story.
The Case for Action -
Theory and Practice.
Critical Success Factors in Strategic Sourcing.
Suppliers' Critical Success Factors.
THE ACTION GUIDE: IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIC SOURCING.
Deciding to Act.
Designing the Program.
Team Development and Opportunity Identification.
Sourcing Team Strategy.
Epilogue-Beyond Strategic Sourcing.
Series: Operations Management Series
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.75 x 16.6
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1