CHAPTER FOUR

DISCIPLINE 4: BUILD THE RIGHT COLLABORATIVE MODEL

Smart collaboration with your company’s supply chain partners can generate a wealth of strategic and financial benefits for you and your partners. But to reap those benefits, it’s essential to understand the full range of potential collaborative models and to implement the ones that best suit your company’s needs—while avoiding the risks inherent in partnerships.

As companies today focus on strengthening their core capabilities, they are forging increasing numbers of partnerships in multiple regions to drive faster, less-costly innovation and manufacturing of products and to expand their customer base globally. In a world of shorter economic cycles, more frequent natural disasters, ...

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