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Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage

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  • John T Mentzer - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

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September 2004 | 304 pages | SAGE Response
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management has been designed as a comprehensive text for any course dealing with strategy and supply chains. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, Mentzer identifies twelve drivers of competitive advantage as clear strategic points managers can use in their companies.

These twelve drivers are derived from extensive research from more than 400 books, articles, and papers, as well as interviews with more than fifty executives in major global companies. The roles of all of the traditional business functions—marketing, sales, logistics, information systems, finance, customer services, and management—in supply chain management are also addressed. Complete with cases and real examples from corporations around the world, this book will enable students and practising managers to more effectively understand, implement and manage supply chains successfully.

Supply Chain Management

Coordinate the Traditional Business Functions Across the Company and Across the Supply Chain

Collaborate with Supply Chain Partners on Noncore Competency Functions

Look for Supply Chain Synergies

Not All Customers are Created Equal

Identify and Manage the Supply Chain Flow Cycles

Managed Demand (Not Just the Forecast)

Substitute Information for Assets

Systems are Templates to be Laid Over Processes

Not All Products are Created Equal

Make Yourself Easy to Do Business With

Do Not Let Tactics Overshadow Strategies

Align Your Supply Chain Strategies and Your Reward Structures

Putting It All Together




John Thomas Mentzer, Jr.

Dr. John T. (Tom) Mentzer is the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing, Logistics and Transportation at the University of Tennessee. He has written more than 170 papers and articles, which have appeared in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of MacroMarketing, Industrial Marketing Management, the Journal of Marketing Education, the Columbia Journal of World Business, Research in Marketing, Social Indicators Research, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, the Journal of Business Logistics, the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788178294575