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Supply Chain Strategy, Second Edition: Unleash the Power of Business Integration to Maximize Financial, Service, and Operations Performance, 2nd Edition by Edward H. Frazelle

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CHAPTER 10

RightTeamSupply Chain Organization Strategy

“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.”

—SOLOMON

Less than one-third of all supply chain projects ever attain their intended goals within budget or schedule. Those projects include reengineering supply chains, reconfiguring facilities, outsourcing to third-party logistics providers, and restructuring logistics networks. If the project involves software, the success rate is less than 15 percent!

In considering the 100-plus projects I have been involved in personally, and the many more I have secondhand knowledge of through our professional education program, I can say without hesitation that the fundamental reason a project, ...

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