Strategic Value Chain Management: Models for Competitive Advantage

  • 8h 1m
  • Qeis Kamran
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

A supply chain is the process of all parties involved in fulfilling a customer request, while a value chain is a set of interrelated activities a company uses to create value and a competitive advantage. In Strategic Value Chain Management the authors bring together a variety of disciplines, showing how to move from traditional supply chain management to value chain management. Research from the (ISM) International School of Management, Germany, originating from a network of companies in a range of sectors, is integrated with case studies to demonstrate particular concepts.

Strategic Value Chain Management brings together theory and practice and presents tangible ways of creating competitiveness in a changing world through the use of effective models and frameworks. Challenging the traditional Porters Five Forces Model, the authors introduce the important academic disciplines of cybernetics and systems sciences as essential drivers of strategy within the supply chain, supported by case studies illustrating their implementation.

About the Author

Prof. Dr. Sc. Qeis Kamran (MBA-GM, MBA- PPM, MBL-HSG, LLM, PhD Scholar and research at University of Twente) is the full Professor of Strategy, Cybernetics and Design Science at ISM International School of Management, Dortmund, Germany. He previously worked in sales, management, entrepreneurship and leadership roles in retail, energy, oil, petrochemicals and consulting industries.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Michael Porter – The Founder of Competitive Strategy
  • A Treatise of Cybernetics, System Sciences and Complexity Sciences
  • Introducing the Six Forces Model
  • Global Value Chain Management Strategies and Models for Competitive Advantage
  • Economic Dimension of the Six Forces Model and Practical Implications
  • Conclusion