Supply Chain Management is Everybody’s Job
The Supply Chain is not a business function, it is a network of companies and Supply Chain Management is the implementation of cross-functional relationships with key customers and suppliers in that network. It is a new business model necessary for an organization's success and every function needs to be involved.
Management must recognize that the ultimate success of an organization depends on the ability to integrate the company's network of business relationships in a mutually beneficial way. The management of this network of relationships is supply chain management. Successful supply chain management requires cross-functional integration within the firm and across the network of firms that comprise the supply chain. It is focused on the improvements in performance that result from better management of key relationships. By understanding the supply chain management processes and how they should be implemented, management will better understand the value of more integrated supply chains and how this integration will lead to increased shareholder value and a sustainable competitive advantage.
What is Supply Chain Management?
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"I have employed many of the fundamental building blocks of supply chain management spelled out in this book to transform a supply chain into a competitive weapon. If you want to deliver extraordinary business results in a challenging economic environment, study and apply the principles of this book."
Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Callaway Golf Company