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On-demand Supply Management: World-class Strategies, Practices and Technology [Hardcover]

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Item description for On-demand Supply Management: World-class Strategies, Practices and Technology by Douglas A. Smock, Robert A. Rudzki & Steve C. Rogers...

To outpace the competition, today's firms must be able to understand and implement the latest technology and processes for supply management.

On-Demand Supply Management provides expert advice for procurement, IT, finance, and manufacturing executives to enable faster adoption of the right strategies, processes and tools to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, and includes best practices for their management teams to use.

Supported by real case studies, this book explores both new and existing strategies and technology across the entire supplier interface in spend analysis, market-making, supplier relationship management, sourcing, product life cycle management, should-cost, services procurement, risk management/governance, req-to-check, and on-demand technology and processes. It addresses the cost, effort, and benefits of using IT tools to drive improved supply management results and illustrates how to prioritize, sequence and match tools to strategic needs and budget realities.

The authors also cover the practical issues of effective process and technology implementation such as business case development, master planning, training, and results tracking, and delineate which metrics must be in place to achieve success.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   309
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   J. Ross Publishing
ISBN  1932159622  
ISBN13  9781932159622  

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Plain-spoken and valuable insights into how today's world-class supply chains actually work!  May 7, 2008
No one doubts that the supply chain world is in the midst of its largest transformation ever. Around the globe, companies' leadership are realizing that their approach to the "buy-side" of their businesses is a critical element of their competitiveness. This relevant dialogue helps sourcing professionals not only participate in this change, but to lead their company's efforts toward lower costs and higher profits. From how engineering and suppliers collaborate on new product ideas and designs, to how IT systems work to support spend management analysis, to how product management, finance, manufacturing, and sales all collaborate to coordinate demand and supply plans, this plain-spoken, fact-laden narrative illustrates to company leaders the power and value that others are enjoying from a keen focus on supply management. I found this to be a book for "now", with ideas, strategies and techniques assembled in a clear way and in touch with how world-class sourcing efforts take place. This is a definite read for any business leader who wants to make an impact in their supply chain and wants to know how others in the real world are getting the job done!
Perfect Merger of Technology Tools with Supply Management  Jul 2, 2007
This book is a very practical set of guideposts for meshing technology with Supply Management. If only we had this book when implementing our complex supply management processes we could have gone much faster with far fewer serious missteps. Not only does it hit the strategic choices that must be made ahead of time, but it also deals with implementation and provides alerts for common mistakes. The verbal examples are excellent and underscore the groundings in real life experiences of companies struggling with key issues.
A Bookshelf Requirement  Apr 28, 2007
On-demand Supply Management is a well conceived and written book that details the software technology necessary for todays procurement demands and illustrates them with interesting case studies.

The book also makes an extremely strong case for Procurement profesionals be slotted at a high level in the corporate structure.

Make space in your credenza for this important book.
A Wonderful Book  Apr 8, 2007
Just finished "Straight to the Botton Line" and "On Demand Supply Management". Wonderful books! "Straight to the Botton Line" helped to crystallize my thinking on Supply Management. "On Demand Supply Management" was a great update and overview of the technology that is radically changing our work. Both provided a good framework for thinking on the topics and excellent insights. Congratulations to the authors on a job very well done!

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