Managing Supply Chain Networks: Building Competitive Advantage in Fluid and Complex Environments

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9780133764406: Managing Supply Chain Networks: Building Competitive Advantage in Fluid and Complex Environments

USE KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION TO MAXIMIZE VALUE FROM TODAY’S SOPHISTICATED, FAST-CHANGING SUPPLY NETWORKS

  • Build integrated, complementary supply networks that work together to win
  • Accelerate the cycle from needs identification to product/service launch to customer experience
  • Create long-term strategy adherence to the business that competes in fluid environments

Leading companies are developing powerful new techniques for managing today’s complex, fluid supply networks. Now, Alexandre Oliveira and Anne Gimeno help you apply these techniques to embed greater agility, resilience, speed, and intelligence throughout your own supply chain network.

 

Oliveira and Gimeno review how supply chains have changed, how they will change, and the radically new challenges and opportunities arising from these changes. Next, they show how to drive value by capturing and sharing your network’s knowledge far more effectively, and using it to drive innovations that strengthen the entire network.

 

Going far beyond previous models, they guide you in improving interactions across all knowledge areas, functional supply chain building blocks, business structures, tactics, and external elements–including suppliers, customers, service providers, competitors, and non-competitors.

 

Today, individual companies don’t compete: their supply chain networks do. Winning businesses must be capable of sensing and anticipating market shifts, and rapidly aligning their networks in response. In a word, their networks must be wiser.

 

In this guide, leading practitioners Alexandre Oliveira and Anne Gimeno show how to embed actionable wisdom throughout your own complex supply network. You’ll learn how to create multi-company structures that promote the long-term success of your entire network, and how to accelerate innovation by leveraging knowledge and ideas from all network sources.

 

Using practical examples, Oliveira and Gimeno demonstrate how to evolve more resilience and elasticity, building a network that can respond more quickly and coherently to any new risk, opportunity, problem, or trend.

Managing Supply Chain Networks is invaluable to any strategist, executive, manager, or advanced student who wants to drive greater value and competitiveness from a complex supply chain network.

  • PRESENTING AN EVOLUTION TO PORTER´S FIVE FORCES MODEL
    Detailing how to add value to shareholders and stakeholders in highly competitive business environments
  • BUILDING INNOVATION-ENABLED KNOWLEDGE LEADERSHIP INTO YOUR NETWORK
    Strengthening long-term knowledge development and retention across your network
  • IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS THAT INCREASE NETWORK RESPONSIVENESS
    Optimizing connections, architecture, functions, and human interactions
  • MANAGING RISK MORE SUCCESSFULLY IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS
    Transcending limited “firm-centered”risk management strategies
  • PROMOTING GREATER COLLABORATION ACROSS YOUR NETWORK
    Using visibility, vendor selection, culture, governance, and other methods

 

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Product Description:

Managing Supply Chain Networks offers expert guidance for utilizing innovation and knowledge to drive more value from any supply chain.

 

Lead authored by pioneering supply chain management expert Alexandre Oliveira, this guide focuses on opportunities to manage highly complex, fluid supply networks far more effectively.

 

Oliveira and senior supply chain executive Anne Gimeno begin by outlining the unique real-world management challenges associated with these networks. Next, they show how to overcome these challenges with effective innovation and knowledge-driven strategies, thereby building and implementing the "wise supply chain."

 

This guide's content will be exceptionally helpful for both practitioners and students, including participants in APICS and other leading certification programs.

About the Author:

Alexandre Oliveira is a founding-partner at CEBRALOG (www. cebralog.com), a supply chain consultancy and training company headquartered in Brazil since 2001. Alexandre has also been President of the Brazilian Institute of Supply Chain Professionals (I.B.S.) since 2007. He offers courses for MBA programs at Business School S©o Paulo and is a regular contributor to seminars, conferences, and congresses.

 

Alexandre began his career at Procter and Gamble, where he gained executive experience in manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics in assignment in Brazil and in Europe, but for the past 15 years, he has developed his career as consultant. Alexandre has worked as a senior consultant, trainer, and expert advisor for companies such as GE, 3M, Sony, Bayer, Pepsico, Pernod Ricard, Unilever, Avon, Adidas, John Deere, Eaton, Walmart, Motorola, and several others.

 

Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master in Finance degree from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil) and a Master of Science (Honors) degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield’s University School of Management, United Kingdom.

 

Since 2001, Alexandre has actively influenced logistics thinking in several supply chain organizations. He chaired the Logistics Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham, Brazil, 2001– 2004), chaired the Supply Chain Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham, Brazil, 2006–2007), and he was Regional Vice-President of former Brazilian Logistics Association (2002–2003). He has lectured in MBA courses since 2004 in top regional universities such as State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and State University of S©o Paulo (USP).

 

Alexandre has published in the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and coordinates the Operations and Supply Chain Academic group at LinkedIn, which currently has nearly 20,000 members (March 2014).

 

Anne Gimeno is a founding-partner at CEBRALOG, a supply chain consultancy and training company headquartered in Brazil since 2001. Anne has also been the Managing-Director of the Brazilian Institute of Supply Chain Professionals (I.B.S.) since 2007.

 

Anne began her career at Procter and Gamble, where she gained executive experience in materials planning, sales, and customer service. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a senior consultant for companies such as GE, 3M, Bayer, Pepsico, Pernod Ricard, and several others.

 

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science (Honors) degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University’s School of Management, United Kingdom. She served as the director of the former Brazilian Logistics Association (2002–2003).

 

 

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