Supply Chain as Strategic Asset

Author: Vivek Sehgal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470874775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book starts by summarizing the current literature on business, functional (supply chain), and technology strategies. Then, it establishes a case for why none of these strategies in isolation can create the competitive advantage needed to achieve the goals of the business and why they must be aligned and must work together to be effective. Every argument in the book is supported with cases from the industry. Some of the cases I have relied heavily are Wal-mart (business strategy of being a “price leader” drives supply chain strategy to reduce costs), Cemex (business strategy of “differentiation” drives supply chain that is customer centric), and several other industry examples (Avon, Tyco, Rubbermaid, etc.) as they fit the argument being made at the time. The book concludes by consolidating the lessons learned and implementation guidance on how the 3 strategies and be pulled together resulting in a strategic roadmap.

IT Information Technology Portfolio Management Step by Step

Author: Bryan Maizlish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118005058
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praise for IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step "Bryan Maizlish and Robert Handler bring their deep experience in IT 'value realization' to one of the most absent of all IT management practices--portfolio management. They capture the essence of universally proven investment practices and apply them to the most difficult of challenges--returning high strategic and dollar payoffs from an enterprise's IT department. The reader will find many new and rewarding insights to making their IT investments finally return market leading results." --John C. Reece, Chairman and CEO, John C. Reece & Associates, LLC Former deputy commissioner for modernization and CIO of the IRS "IT Portfolio Management describes in great detail the critical aspects, know-how, practical examples, key insights, and best practices to improve operational efficiency, corporate agility, and business competitiveness. It eloquently illustrates the methods of building and integrating a portfolio of IT investments to ensure the realization of maximum value and benefit, and to fully leverage the value of all IT assets. Whether you are getting started or building on your initial success in IT portfolio management, this book will provide you information on how to build and implement an effective IT portfolio management strategy." --David Mitchell, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc. "I found IT Portfolio Management very easy to read, and it highlights many of the seminal aspects and best practices from financial portfolio management. It is an important book for executive, business, and IT managers." --Michael J. Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co. "IT Portfolio Management details a comprehensive framework and process showing how to align business and IT for superior value. Maizlish and Handler have the depth of experience, knowledge, and insight needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities companies face in optimizing their IT investment portfolios. This is an exceptionally important book for executive leadership and IT business managers, especially those wanting to build a process-managed enterprise." --Peter Fingar, Executive Partner Greystone Group, coauthor of The Real-Time Enterprise and Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave "A must-read for the non-IT manager who needs to understand the complexity and challenges of managing an IT portfolio. The portfolio management techniques, analysis tools, and planning can be applied to any project or function." --Richard "Max" Maksimoski, Senior Director R&D, The Scotts Company "This book provides an excellent framework and real-world based approach for implementing IT portfolio management. It is a must-read for every CIO staff considering how to strategically and operationally impact their company's bottom line." --Donavan R. Hardenbrook, New Product Development Professional, Intel Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management Done Right

Author: Ron Dimon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118417135
Format: PDF, Docs
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A workable blueprint for developing and implementing performance management in order to improve revenue growth and profit margins Enterprise performance management (EPM) technology has been rapidly advancing, especially in the areas of predictive analysis and cloud-based solutions. Real Enterprise Performance Management introduces a framework for implementing and managing next-generation functionality for better insight, focus, and alignment of EPM. This blueprint shows that EPM can have a direct positive impact on revenue growth, operating margin, asset utilization, and cash cycle efficiency. Introduces a framework for implementing and managing next-generation functionality for better insight, focus, and alignment Reveals that EPM can have a strong impact on revenue growth, operating margin, asset utilization, cash cycle efficiency Today's businesses have a great deal of data and technology, but less-than-fact decisions are still made. Executives need a structured framework for gathering, analyzing, and debating the best ways to deploy capital, people and time. Real Enterprise Performance Management joins IT and finance in a digestible blueprint for developing and implementing performance management in order to improve revenue growth and profit margins.

Supply Chain Management For Dummies

Author: Daniel Stanton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119410207
Format: PDF, Docs
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Everyone can impact the supply chain Supply Chain Management For Dummies helps you connect the dots between things like purchasing, logistics, and operations to see how the big picture is affected by seemingly isolated inefficiencies. Your business is a system, made of many moving parts that must synchronize to most efficiently meet the needs of your customers—and your shareholders. Interruptions in one area ripple throughout the entire operation, disrupting the careful coordination that makes businesses successful; that's where supply chain management (SCM) comes in. SCM means different things to different people, and many different models exist to meet the needs of different industries. This book focuses on the broadly-applicable Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable, to describe the basic techniques and key concepts that keep businesses running smoothly. Whether you're in sales, HR, or product development, the decisions you make every day can impact the supply chain. This book shows you how to factor broader impact into your decision making process based on your place in the system. Improve processes by determining your metrics Choose the right software and implement appropriate automation Evaluate and mitigate risks at all steps in the supply chain Help your business function as a system to more effectively meet customer needs We tend to think of the supply chain as suppliers, logistics, and warehousing—but it's so much more than that. Every single person in your organization, from the mailroom to the C-suite, can work to enhance or hinder the flow. Supply Chain Management For Dummies shows you what you need to know to make sure your impact leads to positive outcomes.

Goals Based Wealth Management

Author: Jean L. P. Brunel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118995953
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take a more active role in strategic asset allocation Goals-Based Wealth Management is a manual for protecting and growing client wealth in a way that changes both the services and profitability of the firm. Written by a 35-year veteran of international wealth education and analysis, this informative guide explains a new approach to wealth management that allows individuals to take on a more active role in the allocation of their assets. Coverage includes a detailed examination of the goals-based approach, including what works and what needs to be revisited, and a clear, understandable model that allows advisors to help individuals to navigate complex processes. The companion website offers ancillary readings, practice management checklists, and assessments that help readers secure a deep understanding of the key ideas that make goals-based wealth management work. The goals-based wealth management approach was pioneered in 2002, but has seen a slow evolution and only modest refinements largely due to a lack of wide-scale adoption. This book takes the first steps toward finalizing the approach, by delineating the effective and ineffective aspects of traditional approaches, and proposing changes that could bring better value to practitioners and their clients. Understand the challenges faced by the affluent and wealthy Examine strategic asset allocation and investment policy formulation Learn a model for dealing with the asset allocation process Learn why the structure of the typical advisory firm needs to change High-net-worth individuals face very specific challenges. Goals-Based Wealth Management focuses on how those challenges can be overcome while adhering to their goals, incorporating constraints, and working within the individual's frame of reference to drive strategic allocation of their financial assets.

Balanced Scorecard Evolution

Author: Paul R. Niven
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111893900X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The best plan is useless without effective execution The future of business has become so unpredictable that your five-year plan may be irrelevant next week. To succeed in the modern market, you must constantly assess your progress and adapt on the fly. Agility, flexibility, continual learning, and adaptation are the new rules of business success. A differentiating strategy is crucial, but it will only lead to competitive advantage if you execute it flawlessly. You'll succeed only if you have the right insight for strategic planning and the agility to execute your plan. Balanced Scorecard Evolution: A Dynamic Approach to Strategy Execution provides the latest theory and practice from strategic planning, change management, and strategy execution to ensure your business is flexible, future ready, and primed for exceptional execution. Author Paul R. Niven guides you through the new principles of The Balanced Scorecard and shows you how to apply them to your planning and strategy execution endeavors. Read case studies that illustrate the theory and practice of strategic agility and execution Learn how to create the objectives, measures, targets, and strategic initiatives that can make your plan a reality Use the latest change management techniques to boost strategy execution success Gain the knowledge and tools you need to face your challenges head-on Motivate your employees to change behaviors toward plan accommodation Making a plan isn't enough. You must actually take steps to implement your plan, and this requires excellent leadership skills. Change can be hard, and your organization may be resistant. Balanced Scorecard Evolution: A Dynamic Approach to Strategy Execution provides everything you need to make things happen.

M A Information Technology Best Practices

Author: Janice M. Roehl-Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118741064
Format: PDF
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Add value to your organization via the mergers & acquisitions IT function As part of Deloitte Consulting, one of the largest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) consulting practice in the world, author Janice Roehl-Anderson reveals in M&A Information Technology Best Practices how companies can effectively and efficiently address the IT aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Filled with best practices for implementing and maintaining systems, this book helps financial and technology executives in every field to add value to their mergers, acquisitions, and/or divestitures via the IT function. Features a companion website containing checklists and templates Includes chapters written by Deloitte Consulting senior personnel Outlines best practices with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies Many M&As fail to meet their expectations. Be prepared to succeed with the thorough and proven guidance found in M&A Information Technology Best Practices. This one-stop resource allows participants in these deals to better understand the implications of what they need to do and how

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Author: Gareth Kane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351275062
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was not caused by BP, but by a contractor, yet BP got the blame. The toxic waste from the production of Apple products dumped in China in 2011 was not dumped by Apple, but by a supplier, yet Apple got the blame. The horsemeat found in beef burgers in 2013 was not added by Tesco, but by a supplier, yet Tesco got the blame. In all three cases, blame for the damage caused by suppliers floated up through the supply chain until it lodged with the big brand at the top. No longer can companies constrain their corporate responsibility within the factory fence, as that boundary is not recognized by outside observers. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that the majority of most organizations’ environmental footprint lies in their supply chain. This means that, to address the sustainability agenda in a meaningful way, they must tackle the impacts of their suppliers. Unfortunately this is a huge challenge as visibility and influence diminishes quickly as you start to work your way down through the layers of suppliers. This book gives a quick but comprehensive guide to the most effective techniques to help you proactively address environmental risks in the supply chain. It covers the following: the business case for a sustainable supply chain; supply chains and sustainability: the big picture; making supply chains sustainable: the fundamentals; basic techniques: the "hard yards" of green procurement; intermediate techniques: those requiring changes to operations and products/services; advanced techniques: changes to the business model and corporate philosophy.The book draws upon exclusive interviews with top sustainability practitioners along with the practical experiences of the author to provide real world examples at the cutting edge.

The Extended Enterprise

Author: Edward Wilson Davis
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780130082749
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Today, constellations of firms ally against each other--and the firm that stands alone, may fail alone. Now there's a start-to-finish guide to the opportunities facing extended enterprises. This book show why extended enterprises demand radically new buyer-supplier relationships, why traditional business structures inhibit alliances, and how to develop the competencies a company needs.

Enterprise Supply Chain Management

Author: Vivek Sehgal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470502839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Praise for Enterprise Supply Chain Management: Integrating Best-in-Class Processes "Enterprise Supply Chain Management: Integrating Best-in-Class Processes is a great primer on all things supply chain. This is a must-read for any IT, finance, business, or sales executive working for an organization where supply chain is a strategic discipline." —David Landau, Vice President, Manhattan Associates "This book provides a comprehensive mapping of supply chain processes and associated solution architecture. Its clarity and concise language makes it a definite read for anyone with a need to understand the bigger picture on supply chain management solutions and best practices. Equally suited for supply chain managers, IT managers, architects, and students looking forward to a career in supply chain management." —Yasser Alkazzaz, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Hatch Corporation (Canada) "Easily the best book for the practitioners who must understand the overall scope of supply chain functions, technology, and its impact on finance in an enterprise, without the need to get into the algorithms behind the supply chain solutions. The appendix on potential evolution of a green supply chain is thought-provoking for those pioneering carbon-aware supply chains." —Pervinder Joharformer, CTO and Executive Vice President, Manhattan Associates "Great book and especially relevant in these times when reducing expenses is vital given the current economic times. The book clearly explains how implementing the correct supply chain processes can help you to achieve your cost-reduction goals; and if you are someone whose job depends on achieving these goals, this is for you." —Henry Blum, Manager, Logistics Applications, Inc. Find out how your supply chain processes fit into your company's big picture—using best-in-class processes Clearly written and foundational in approach, this book builds on fundamental concepts including: Why the heart of your supply chain is the flow of merchandise The wide scope of supply chain functions in your enterprise Clearly explained industry terms that demystify the jargon The financial implications of supply chain management The ins and outs of demand and supply planning, transportation, and warehouse management, reverse logistics management, and collaboration Enterprise Supply Chain Management is filled with an abundance of examples that simplify and cover a wide scope of supply chain functions.