Extending the Supply Chain

Author: Kenneth Boyer
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
ISBN: 9780814408360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Why have so many "e-commerce" companies failed in the last few years? In many cases, it's the failure to figure out how to extend the supply chain directly to customers that keeps a company from succeeding. Using cutting-edge delivery practices and technology-based order processing, companies can minimize costs, customize their products, provide increased service and convenience, and increase customer loyalty--all leading to a more robust bottom line. Extending the Supply Chain examines in-depth some of the most high-profile practitioners of telephone and Internet-based order processing and fulfillment. The authors bring you detailed looks at: Amazon, Dell, and FreshDirect, which use the decoupled extended supply chain model to take custom-assembled or custom-packaged orders from an assembly plant or distribution center to the delivery destination using third-party delivery specialists like FedEx and UPS. The semi-extended supply chain model used at companies like Lowes Foods and Best Buy involves processing orders over the Internet or phone and packing the customer's order at their chosen local retail outlet for pick-up at the customer's convenience. This strategy is often the most economical for brick-and-mortar retailers, since it primarily involves the use of existing physical assets and personnel. The fully extended supply chain is more cost-intensive, but may be the most customer-centric option. Orders are picked and packaged not at central locations, but at local stores, then delivered to the customer's home, improving on the old-fashioned "delivery boy" that local grocers employed a century ago. Online retailers such as Albertson's and Tesco have developed a base of customers who will pay for the convenience and level of service that are the hallmarks of the fully extended model. The centralized extended supply chain employs regional distribution centers instead of local stores, but is still able to provide more personalized delivery service (including pre-specified delivery times) than the decoupled model. An in-depth study of Office Depot, the third-largest online retailer (which has stores but does most fulfillment of Internet orders through its regional DCs) shows just how effective this model can be when customers require elements of speed, service, and cost control. Extending the Supply Chain features dozens of clear examples, charts and graphs, and practical tools to help you establish and maintain a dynamic, customer-focused fulfillment operation, and offers proactive strategies for seamlessly integrating marketing and technology initiatives into your supply chain strategy. Examine the four models, and the authors' recommendations for adapting and implementing each one, to determine which one will help your supply chain stretch all the way to its only acceptable destination--the home of a happy and loyal customer."

Simulation in Produktion und Logistik 2017

Author: Wenzel, Sigrid
Publisher: kassel university press GmbH
ISBN: 3737601925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Schlagworte: Simulation, Produktion, Logistik, Industrie 4.0, Modellbildung, Digitale Fabrik, Fabrikplanung, Fabrikbetrieb

Management Consulting in Transformations und Innovationsprozessen

Author: Nino Tomaschek
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3866185804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Forschungsgruppe „Management & Consulting in Transformations- und Innovationsprozessen“ untersucht seit ihrem Start an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies im Oktober 2009, wie Unternehmen und Organisationen in einer sich immer stärker verändernden Umwelt und globalisierten Marktdynamik höchst flexibel auf Veränderungen reagieren und nachhaltig erfolgreich sein können. Ziel ist es, Ansätze für „innovatives Organisieren“ zu entwickeln, die eine fortlaufende Innovationsfähigkeit sichern helfen. In den vorliegenden Band wurden Beiträge von Forschungsgruppenteilnehmern als „Research in Progress“ aufgenommen, die einen aktuellen Einblick in das Forschungsfeld bieten. Neben ihrer praktischen Relevanz ist allen Beiträgen ein erkennbares Forschungsdefizit gemein, mit dem sich die Teilnehmer auch im weiteren Fortgang ihrer Projekte auseinandersetzen werden. In diesem Band stellen sie erste Lösungsansätze zur kritischen Diskussion. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Mag. Nino Tomaschek, MAS, ist Leiter des Postgraduate Centers an der Universität Wien, Visiting Professor an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies und leitet dort als Senior Research Director die Forschungsgruppe zum Thema „Management & Consulting in Transformations- und Innovationsprozessen“. Er ist Gründer des Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitutes sevensix – Corporate Research and Consulting GmbH und Mitbegründer der Augsburger Schule des Innovations-Coaching sowie Experte für Transformations- und Innovationsprozesse. / Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. (FH) Ingo Radermacher ist Forschungsgruppenreferent an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies im Themenfeld „Management & Consulting in Transformations- und Innovationsprozessen“. Er ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer der radermacher-consulting GmbH, einem Beratungsunternehmen mit den Schwerpunkten IT-Beratung, IT-Strategieberatung und Seminaren zur Organisations- und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, sowie des Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitutes sevensix – Corporate Research and Consulting GmbH, einem Zukunftsinstitut für Management- und Innovationsberatung.

Supply Chain Management and Knowledge Management

Author: A. Dwivedi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023023495X
Format: PDF
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Advances in IT have transformed the way organizations interact with each other. To enable organizations to respond to this change, new management paradigms have evolved. This text looks at the value of knowledge management in supply chain management and how supply chain partners can use IT to improve organizational performance.

Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains

Author: Carlos Mena
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845697774
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Food and drink supply chains are complex, continually changing systems, involving many participants. They present stakeholders across the food and drinks industries with considerable challenges. Delivering performance in food supply chains offers expert perspectives to help practitioners and academics to improve their supply chain operations. The Editors have identified six key challenges in managing food and drinks supply chains. Each section of the book focuses on one of these important issues. The first chapters consider the fundamental role of relationship management in supply chains. The next section discusses another significant issue: aligning supply and demand. Part three considers five different approaches to effective and efficient process management, while quality and safety management, an issue food companies need to take very seriously, is subject of the next section. Parts five and six review issues which are currently driving change in food supply chains: the effective use of new technologies and the desire to deliver food sustainably and responsibly. With expert contributions from leaders in their fields, Delivering performance in food supply chains will help practitioners and academics to understand different approaches in supply chain management, explore alternative methods and develop more effective systems. Considers the fundamental role of relationship management in supply chains including an overview of performance measurement in the management of food supply chains Discusses the alignment of supply and demand in food supply chains and reviews sales and operations planning and marketing strategies for competitive advantage in the food industry Provides an overview of the effective use of new technologies and those that will be used in the future to deliver food sustainably and reliably

Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century

Author: Ken Boyer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618749330
Format: PDF, Docs
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Boyer/Verma's breakthrough text meets today's student and instructor's needs and redefines the marketplace. Their text is briefer than most, taking all of the vital core concepts and building upon them with current and fresh examples. The authors understand the importance of striking a balance by creating a book that does an even better job at covering the core concepts while also providing customers with a new product that fully addresses and approaches this course area from today's teaching and learning perspectives and actual business practices. The three unifying themes throughout the book are Strategy, Global Supply Chain, and Service Operations. Strategy will serve as an overarching framework and will be used in each chapter to present students with an alternative approach to specific challenges. The authors uses examples from non-US companies and/or organizations in each chapter to incorporate Service Operations in the book. They also show that even some of the largest manufacturing companies today have extensive service activities such as customer support and product development. The Global Supply Chain theme will allow students to see how products move through different companies and countries with Boyer/Verma's use of real world examples throughout his text. In addition the robust Cnow course allows instructors and students to go beyond the printed text to get the most from this exciting operations management program. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.