5. Bending the Chain: Deriving Value from Purchasing-Logistics Integration

By Theodore P. Stank, J. Paul Dittmann, Chad W. Autry, Kenneth J. Petersen, Michael J. Burnette, and Daniel A. Pellathy1

Over the past several decades, supply chain (SC) professionals have focused on performance issues that have emerged from a lack of commercial/business alignment with supply chain operations. Significant improvements have been made, and systemic processes like integrated business planning (IBP) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) have been developed to drive a fully integrated business. As business integration has continued to improve, the biggest supply chain opportunities have shifted.

Every year, the Haslam College of Business’s Global Supply ...

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