Book descriptionEveryone 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.
Table of contents
Part 1: Getting Started with Supply Chain Management
- Chapter 1: The Growing Demand for Supply Chain Management
- Chapter 2: Understanding Supply Chains from Different Perspectives
- Chapter 3: Digging into Your Supply Chain
- Chapter 4: Optimizing Your Supply Chain
Part 2: Managing Supply Chain Processes
- Chapter 5: Connecting Supply Chain Processes
- Chapter 6: Planning the Supply Chain
- Chapter 7: Sourcing, Purchasing, and Procurement
- Chapter 8: Making Your Products or Services
- Chapter 9: Delivering Your Products or Services
- Chapter 10: Managing Product Returns and Reverse Supply Chains
- Chapter 11: Enabling Your Supply Chain
Part 3: Using Technology to Manage Supply Chains
Chapter 12: Managing Supply Chain Software
- Understanding How Processes Evolve
- Using Transportation Management Systems
- Using Warehouse Management and Execution Systems
- Using Demand Planning Systems
- Using Material Requirements Planning Systems
- Using Distribution Requirements Planning Systems
- Using Labor Management Systems
- Using Customer Relationship Management Systems
- Using Supplier Relationship Management Systems
- Using Enterprise Resources Planning Systems
- Using Supply Chain Modeling Software
- Using Business Intelligence Software
- Leveraging Software Analysts
- Anticipating the Future of Supply Chain Software
- Chapter 13: Integrating Advanced Manufacturing into Your Supply Chain
- Chapter 14: Managing Digital Supply Chains
- Chapter 12: Managing Supply Chain Software
Part 4: Driving Value with Supply Chain Management
Chapter 15: Transforming Your Supply Chain
- Improve Transparency and Visibility
- Deploying Demand Shaping
- Performing Postponement
- Renewing Regional Sourcing
- Reducing Stock-Keeping Units
- Optimizing Inventory
- Incorporating Vendor-Managed Inventory
- Adjusting Payment Terms
- Using Supply Chain Finance
- Control the Bullwhip Effect
- Starting with Small Improvements
- Creating Sandboxes
- Chapter 16: Adopting Supply Chain Metrics
- Chapter 17: Managing Supply Chain Risks
- Chapter 18: Building Supply Chain Analytics
- Chapter 15: Transforming Your Supply Chain
Part 5: Building Your Supply Chain Management Career
- Chapter 19: Selecting a Supply Chain Career
- Chapter 20: Pursuing Supply Chain Education
Part 6: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Questions to Ask About Your Supply Chain
- Who Are Your Key Customers?
- What Do Your Key Customers Value?
- How Could Your Supply Chain Create More Value?
- How Do You Define Supply Chain Management?
- What Information Do You Share with Suppliers?
- How Do You Compare with Competitors?
- What Changes Could Increase Revenue?
- What Changes Could Lower Costs?
- What Affects Your Supply Chain Now?
- What Will Affect Your Supply Chain in the Future?
- Chapter 21: Ten Questions to Ask About Your Supply Chain
- About the Author
- Advertisement Page
- Connect with Dummies
- End User License Agreement
- Title: Supply Chain Management For Dummies
- Release date: November 2017
- Publisher(s): For Dummies
- ISBN: 9781119410195
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