"In his book, Blanchard provides valuable ideas and potential solutions to the problems that regularly occur that might prevent SCM leaders from achieving their objectives." (Strategic Finance
"…good and interesting book, and has a place on every supply chain manager's shelf..." (Supply Chain Digest; 8/23/07)
"Packed with anecdotes, interviews, case studies, research and analysis” (Government Opportunities, August 2007)
"Conversational and easy to read…A fine book…recommended." (Supply Management, July 2007)
From the Inside Flap
" 'Best practices' don't just happen by throwing a lot of money at your supply chain problems...It takes time, talent, energy, focus, commitment...Those are the qualities that the best-run companies in the world share, and it's why they're on top."
—David Blanchard from Chapter 1, Supply Chain Management Best Practices
In the United States alone, companies spend more than $1 trillion every year on transportation, warehousing, distribution, and associated inventory management. The responsibility for managing that spending falls squarely on the shoulders of supply chain professionals. While the role of a supply chain professional may differ from company to company, the goals are similarly daunting: to develop and position a company's supply chains in order to compete and win in today's global marketplace.
Packed with abundant anecdotes, interviews, case studies, research, and analysis, Supply Chain Management Best Practices offers a comprehensive and unflinching look at the development of supply chain management by looking at some of the people and the businesses largely responsible for its momentum. Author David Blanchard—Editor in Chief of Logistics Today, the leading supply chain publication—provides a unique dual perspective as journalist and insider, with access to top supply chain professionals and their insights on building and sustaining a world-class supply chain.
This resourceful book is strategically organized into three parts: Part I briefly introduces supply chain management with examples of best-in-class supply chains in various industries and proven methods for measuring the performance of a supply chain. Part II presents the traditional core processes of supply chain management and discusses the best practices being followed by specific trendsetting companies within the global marketplace. Finally, Part III reveals the strategies, solutions, and technologies used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises.
Conversational and easy to read, Supply Chain Management Best Practices presents success stories through the eyes of practitioners and experts at competitive companies of all sizes and in various industries, who share their secrets, experiences, and accomplishments to help you get your own company on the "best practices" track.