In his 2007 best-selling book, Strategic Supply Management, Robert Trent presented concepts, processes, tools, best practices, and a framework for creating a supply management organization that would provide a reliable source of supply and competitive advantage. This book introduces a new set of essential supply management concepts, strategies, and practices that are an integral part of surviving and thriving in this unprecedented era of rapid change and disruption.
Addresses the importance of developing well-crafted supply strategies and linking supply management success to corporate financial success
Explores the four areas that enable strategic supply management to become a reality in this new era: the shift from human resource management to talent management, evolving organizational designs, new directions in supply measurement, and the information-enabled supply organization
Explains how to gain a competitive advantage through true collaborative relationships and become the customer of choice to suppliers
Dr. Robert Trent, Ph.D., is the supply chain management program director and professor of supply chain management at Lehigh University. He holds a Ph.D. in purchasing/operations management from Michigan State University. He has many years of industrial experience in operations management, distribution planning production scheduling, packaging engineering, and the management of nonproductive materials, including more than seven years at the Chrysler Corporation. He has authored and coauthored eight books and 50 articles appearing in a range of publications.