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The Supply Chain Game Changers: Applications and Best Practices that are Shaping the Future of Supply Chain Management by Chad Autry, Michael Burnette, J. Paul Dittmann, Theodore H. Stank

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5. Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics

A Report by the Supply Chain Management Faculty at the University of Tennessee

Ted Stank, Ph.D., J. Paul Dittmann, Ph.D.,Chad Autry, Ph.D., Kenneth Petersen, Ph.D.,Mike Burnette, Daniel Pellathy, Ph.D., candidate

Executive Summary

Over the last 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 such as integrated business planning (IBP) and sales & operations planning (S&OP) have been developed to drive a fully integrated business. As business integration has continued ...

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