Supply Chain Planning

Book description

In today’s competitive global economy, a firm’s market position and bottom-line financial performance is closely linked to its supply chain performance. All too often considerable managerial resources are directed toward planning activities and processes with little in the way of tangible results and outcomes. What supply chain executives require is the know-how to efficiently and effectively direct their planning activities so that the results lead to better business decisions from the long-term down to day-to-day operations. In this book, the authors present proven, practical management frameworks and techniques to support supply chain operations management and planning in private industry. These frameworks describe supply chain strategic planning and project selection techniques, integrated manufacturing–distribution planning and scheduling approaches, performance measurement and balanced scorecard methodologies, customer logistics and inventory deployment decision support systems, and other well-tested management frameworks.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Titlepage
  4. Copyright
  5. Abstract
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword (Dr. Jeffrey Karrenbauer)
  8. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. Objectives of the Book
    2. Why Are Supply Chain Frameworks Critical to a Firm’s Success
    3. A Business and Supply Chain Planning Framework
    4. A Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning Framework
    5. A Generic Framework for Supply Chain Planning and Management
    6. Organization of the Book
    7. Appendix 1A: Additional Background on Hierarchical Planning Frameworks
  9. Chapter 2 Supply Chain Strategic Planning
    1. Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy Concepts
    2. Setting the Stage for Planning
    3. Phase 1: Business Strategy Review and Environmental Scan
    4. Phase 2: Mission, Objectives, Strategy
    5. Phase 3: Identifying and Selecting Projects
    6. Conclusion: Making Better Decisions
    7. Appendix 2A: Decision Support for Supply Chain Strategic Planning
  10. Chapter 3 Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling Frameworks
    1. Rationale for Hierarchical Planning Frameworks
    2. A Generic Framework for a Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning System
    3. A Case Study of a Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning Framework Implementation
    4. Applying Hierarchical Frameworks to Individual Supply Chain Functions
    5. Conclusion: Benefits
    6. Appendix 3A: Illustration of a Feedback Loop from the Operational Level to the Tactical Level
  11. Chapter 4 Decision Support Frameworks and Methods for Effective Supply Chain Management
    1. Supply Chain Decision Support Systems
    2. Aligning DSS Across the Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Levels
    3. Case Study: A Strategic and Tactical Global Manufacturing Planning DSS
    4. Case Study: An Operational Daily Inventory Deployment DSS
    5. Conclusion: DSS Are Critical
  12. Chapter 5 Frameworks for Supply Chain Performance Management
    1. A Hierarchical Framework for Performance Measurement
    2. The SCOR Model
    3. Linking Performance Management to Strategy
    4. Creating an Index to Monitor Supply Chain Performance
    5. Conclusion: Improving Performance
  13. Chapter 6 Conclusion
  14. Notes
  15. References
  16. Index
  17. Lastpage
  18. Backcover

Product information

  • Title: Supply Chain Planning
  • Author(s): Matthew J. Liberatore
  • Release date: September 2012
  • Publisher(s): Business Expert Press
  • ISBN: 9781606493175