The Supply Chain Game Changers: Applications And Best Practices That  Are Shaping The Future Of Supply Chain Management by Theodore (ted) StankThe Supply Chain Game Changers: Applications And Best Practices That  Are Shaping The Future Of Supply Chain Management by Theodore (ted) Stank

The Supply Chain Game Changers: Applications And Best Practices That Are Shaping The Future Of…

byTheodore (ted) Stank

Hardcover | October 12, 2015

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  • For all supply chain decision-makers, professionals, and students
  • Improve financial and operational performance
  • Manage risk and ensure continuity
  • Drive value through deeper integration
  • Optimize logistics cost and customer responsiveness
  • Hire and develop world-class talent
  • This book brings together advanced supply chain practices that yield significant, enduring business advantage. It reflects extensive collaboration between industry pioneers and The University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI), a leading source of best practice knowledge for global supply chain management.


    Building on GSCI’s deep industry partnerships, this book’s techniques take you far beyond the past decade’s advances. You’ll find new approaches to managing risk, integration, talent, distribution, purchasing, logistics, and more—all extensively vetted by leading executives. The authors fully explain each technique; its rationale, advantages, and challenges; and how pioneering organizations have implemented it.


    The world will look radically different in five years. If you want your supply chain to deliver competitive advantage tomorrow, you need to prepare today. This book shows you what to do, and how to get there.


    In recent years, practically everyone’s supply chain has become more sophisticated. To gain competitive advantage from your supply chain in the future, you’ll have to do even more. The Supply Chain Game Changers identifies powerful new ways to drive value in complex global supply chains, shows how pioneers are succeeding with these innovations, and helps you make them work in your environment. The authors first discuss ten trends impacting global supply chains today, and preview emerging drivers of change through 2025. Reflecting these changes, they share new best practices for managing global supply chains, evolving supply networks, and accounting for economics, politics, infrastructure, and competence.


    Next, the authors drill down to offer detailed guidance on several crucial aspects of supply chain management. You’ll discover new ways to identify, prioritize, and mitigate risk; balance cost and customer responsiveness through advanced distribution centers; integrate purchasing and logistics more effectively; and attract and develop world-class talent.


    The book concludes with the authors’ Top Ten actions for creating tomorrow’s world-class supplychain, practical tools for assessing where you stand,and detailed guidance for creating your new Action Plan.


    Manage tomorrow’s multiple threats to supply chain continuity

    Address the full spectrum of risks: from natural disasters to currency fluctuations to piracy


    Fix your supply chain’s hidden destroyer of value

    Overcome costly, damaging disconnects between purchasing and logistics


    Cut logistics costs and improve customer service at the same time

    Master high-value best practices, from picking/receiving to HR to sustainability


    Overcome the supply chain field’s deepening talent crisis

    Develop and retain future-focused industry leaders




Michael H. Burnette is the Associate Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at the University of Tennessee. Burnette comes to the University of Tennessee after a 33-year career as a Supply Chain executive at Procter & Gamble. Most recently, he was the P&G Global Supply Chain leader for Skin Care (owning 21 billion dollar...
Title:The Supply Chain Game Changers: Applications And Best Practices That Are Shaping The Future Of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.2 inPublished:October 12, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013409378X

ISBN - 13:9780134093789


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    viii

About the Authors    ix

Introduction    1

Chapter 1:  Game-Changing Trends in Supply Chain Management    7

Chapter 2:  Global Supply Chains     90

Chapter 3:  Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain    141

Chapter 4:  The ABCs of DCs—Distribution-Center Management:  A Best Practices Overview     174

Chapter 5:  Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics     220

Chapter 6:  Supply Chain Talent—Our Most Important Resource     253

Conclusion    294

Index    299


Editorial Reviews

“The Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee has done it again. It has assembled the popular “Game Changers” white paper series into one powerful book: The Supply Chain Game Changers. It provides supply chain leaders across different business models/industries a fresh set of Best Practices and helpful examples to drive improved supply chain capabilities. This is an easy to read set of mega trends and Best Practices. You will want to have your company’s functional and supply chain leaders read this book.”   —DANIEL MYERS, EVP Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez