Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice: Value Creation Up, Down and Across Supply Chains

  • 3h 52m
  • Norman K. McLennan
  • Kogan Page
  • 2018

Hyper competition and globalization means that markets are changing. There is aggressive competition, shortening product life cycles, financial pressures and ever more demanding customers and consumers. Companies need to adopt new practices and new ways of thinking, so they are looking at collaboration across supply chains to become more sustainable, efficient and economical. Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice looks at behavioural and commercial collaborative business principles and the interdependent supply chains upon which they rely.

Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice covers different perspectives: the client looking down the supply chain, the suppliers looking up the supply chain and the inter-dependencies of organizations horizontally across the supply chain. The book explores operational and project-type environments in different industry sectors, which will help you think about your supply chain differently and optimize your processes to achieve supply chain excellence.

About the Author

Norman McLennan is a cross-industry leader in the area of supply chain management and business improvement. He is a visiting professor with the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. His professional industry experience spans over 30 years split between the oil and gas/energy, engineering and traditional construction sectors working in the UK, Europe and internationally with extensive supply chain management and commercial project management experience. The author is regularly invited to speak at related industry and professional bodies' events and conferences.

In this Book

  • Introduction: The Rationale for Collaborative Business Practices Across Supply Chains and why Collaboration can be the Jewel in the Crown for Organizations
  • Collaborative Arrangements: Different Supply Chain Perspectives, Drivers and Interdependencies
  • Raising the Game – the CRAFT 8 Stage Life Cycle Model and ISO 44001: The Evolution and Emergence of a New Global Standard for Collaborative Working
  • The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement in Harnessing the Benefits of Collaborative Working Practices
  • Pan-Industry Supply Chain Collaboration: An Exemplar of Solutions Developed by and for the Industry
  • Commercial Risk and Pricing Considerations Associated with Collaborative Versus Traditional Contracting Arrangements
  • Case Study 1: The Team Marine Story – Putting Logic Back into Logistics
  • Case Study 2: Captain – The Impossible Dream
  • Case Study 3: Building Supply Chain Functional Excellence through Collaboration with Internal Partners
  • Case Study 4: Envoi – Value Creation through Collaborative Outsourcing of Acquisition and Divestment in the Upstream E&P Sector
  • Case Study 5: Humanitarian Relief – Food for the Hungry: Daring to be Different through Collaborative Innovation
  • Case Study 6: The Oil and Gas Technology Centre
  • Case Study 7: All Together Now – Improvements in Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Life Science Sectors
  • Case Study 8: The Emergence of Digital Procurement Technology in the IT Sector