A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain

A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain

By: David Pheasey (author)Hardback

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In many businesses, supply chain people are trapped in reactive roles where they source, contract, purchase, receive, warehouse, and ship as a service. However, in some businesses suppliers contribute to improvement programs, technology, funding, marketing, logistics, and engineering expertise. Breaking into a proactive supply chain role takes broad thinking, a talent for persuasion, and the courage to go after it. This book supplies proven methods to help you do so. A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain describes how to run an efficient supply chain that exceeds expectations in terms of cost, quality, and supplier delivery. It explains the need to integrate systems, the flow of information, and the way in which people work together between commercial purchasing, materials management, and distribution parts of the supply chain. Sharing powerful insights from the perspective of a supply chain manager, the book details practical techniques drawn from the author's decades of experience. It presents methods that apply directly to supply chains involving a physical product, manufactured internally or outsourced, as well as physical operations such as oilfield services. This book demonstrates how to make a supply chain organization work in practice-contributing more to business success than traditional purchasing and logistics organizations can. In addition to writing about practical supply chain issues and approaches, the author also describes proven methods he used while working with client teams on assignments. He also details some of the ways his teams used to manage the people part of the change.

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About Author

David Pheasey started his working life as a mechanical engineer and worked as a production engineer for the Lucas Group in the UK. In the 1980s, computers were becoming powerful enough to run some of the systems we now take for granted and he became involved in the management of the implementation of material requirements planning systems. He then moved into a position responsible for materials management in a small but growing microcomputer manufacturing business. He later took responsibility for the commercial aspects of the supply chain and travelled to Asia and the US, sourcing and managing suppliers. David joined Ingersoll Engineers in the early 1990s as a consultant specializing in supply chain. At that time, Ingersoll Engineers were one of the foremost implementers of cellular technology and David project managed several transformation programs involving the integration of people from functional departments into cellular and mini business organizations. In 2004, David and a long-term colleague, Richard Wardle, set up Demand Chain International, now part of the International Consulting Network.


Introduction Supply Chain in a Strategic Context Importance of Supply Chain Performance to the Business Scope of the Supply Chain Supply Chain Organizations and Relationships with Other Functions Supply Chain Metrics Seven Elements of Supply Chain Excellence Understanding Customers and Demand The Capability of Your Supply Base to Meet Your Requirements Relationships Supply Chain Business Processes Information Technology Supply Chain People Lean Practice in the Supply Chain Understanding Customers and Demand Forecasting Demand S&OP Dependent and Independent (Spares/Maintenance) Demand Regularity of Demand Standardization Critical Parts Forecasting and Planning for Different Types of Demand Supply Management Supply Base Alignment Managing Low-Value Items and Services Categorizing Spend and Starting Work on Your Supply Base Commodity Management Sourcing and Supplier Selection Pricing Total Cost Risk Assessment and Mitigation Relationships Negotiation Supplier Development Supplier Life Cycle Management Cost Reduction Lead-Time Reduction Contracts and Agreements Key Contract Clauses and Issues Trade Regulations and Compliance Bribery and Corruption Corporate Responsibility Regulations Regarding Electronics and Substances Auditing Requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley Logistics S&OP Rough-Cut and Finite Capacity Planning/Scheduling MRP Making Logistics Easier Inventory Management Distribution Supply Chain Business Processes End-to-End Processes Supply Chain Information Technology IT to Support Competition-Beating Processes Supply Chain People and Organizations Communication Skills and Quality Organization Structures, Teams, and People Commodity Groups and the Organization Linking the Planning and Purchasing Functions Managing Up, Managing Down, and Managing Along the Supply Chain Lean Supply Chain Practice Applicability of Lean Tools in the Supply Chain Waste Removal Process Mapping Continuous Improvement Cycles: PDCA and DMAIC Example of Lean Improvements in the Supply Chain KPIs Making Change Happen Dealing with Unpleasant News Step Change and Incremental Change Taking Advantage of IT as a Driver of Change Speak with Data Change Cycle Willingness and Ability Change Equation Product Design and Development and the Supply Chain Supplier Involvement in Product Design Teams Appendix: Example Supply Chain Role Profiles Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781498748940
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781498748940
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1498748945

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