Supply Chain Management Best Practices, Second Edition

  • 5h 15m
  • David Blanchard
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

Between inventory management, distribution, warehousing, and transportation costs, corporations are spending over $1 trillion every year. And who's responsible for managing all that spending? If you're reading this, you probably already know the answer—it's YOU—the supply chain professional. While your job description may differ depending on where you work, the goal to develop and position a company's supply chain to compete and win in today's global marketplace is pretty much the same—and it's daunting.

Now featuring relevant and timely new chapters on keeping your supply chain "lean and green," Supply Chain Management Best Practices, Second Edition describes in detail how you can build a "best-in-class" supply chain, told through the accomplishments—and in some cases, failures—of supply chain practitioners and experts. Author David Blanchard—Editorial Director of Penton Media's Supply Chain Group—provides a unique dual perspective as journalist and insider, with access to top supply chain professionals and their insights on creating and sustaining a world-class supply chain.

Packed with abundant anecdotes, interviews, case studies, research, and analysis, this resourceful book is strategically organized into three parts: Part I briefly introduces supply chain management with examples of best-in-class supply chains in various industries and proven methods for measuring the performance of a supply chain. Part II presents the traditional core processes of supply chain management and discusses the best practices being followed by specific trend-setting companies within the global marketplace. Finally, Part III reveals the strategies, solutions, and technologies used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises, including up-to-the minute tips on going green and lean in your supply chain.

Get your company on the supply chain "best practices" track and achieve supply chain excellence with the world-class guidance found in Supply Chain Management Best Practices, Second Edition.

About the Author

DAVID BLANCHARD is an award-winning journalist and the Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of Penton Media's Supply Chain Group. He has served as editor-in-chief of several Penton magazines, including IndustryWeek, the leading publication for manufacturing professionals, Logistics Today, and Supply Chain Technology News. He has also launched and edited numerous print and online publications covering the supply chain, transportation, manufacturing, and computer industries. He is a frequent speaker at major supply chain industry events. He lives in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

In this Book

  • Supply Chain Management Best Practices, Second Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • If Supply Chain Is the Answer, Then What’s the Question?
  • Anatomy of a Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Metrics—Measuring Up to High Standards
  • Planning and Forecasting—Headed for the Future
  • Procurement—Go Right to the Source
  • Manufacturing—Supply Chain on the Make
  • Transportation—Logistics à la Mode
  • Distribution and Warehousing—Going with the Flow
  • Site Selection—Location, Location, Location
  • Globalization—It’s a Not-So-Small World
  • Customer Service—Keeping the Customer Satisfied
  • 3PLs—When You’d Rather Not Do It Yourself
  • Collaboration—Extending the Enterprise
  • Security—Seeking Shelter from Supply Chain Storms
  • RFID—A Game of Tags
  • Green Supply Chains—It’s Not Easy Going Green
  • Continuous Improvement—Lean on Me
  • The Supply Chain Profession—What Keeps You Up at Night?
  • Notes