The Executive's Guide to Supply Management Strategies : Building Supply Chain Thinking into All Business Processes
by David A. Riggs, Sharon L. Robbins (Contributor)

Executives in all kinds of companies -- both service and manufacturing -- are painfully aware of the pressing need to stretch resources and, at the same time, keep a competitive advantage. What many are not aware of is the tremendous financial benefit that can be realized through an important technique known as Supply Chain Management.

This breakthrough approach to procuring supplies, equipment - even raw materials - is well known to purchasing professionals. Now its cost-savings will be abundantly clear to top decision-makers. The book shows how to:

  • get the best possible financial deal with suppliers
  • apply implementation steps to set up air-tight processes
  • ask the right questions, use the right tools, and measure the results
  • understand how Supply Chain Management fits into strategic planning.

Whether you are a CEO or a senior executive in any service or manufacturing company, this groundbreaking guide will show you how to awaken a sleeping giant: namely, the huge competitive advantages that astute supply management can offer. Using examples drawn from their own success as senior-level practitioners and innovators, the authors demonstrate how to retool your supply chain strategies and supplier relationships to achieve such measurable benefits as reduced operating costs, higher profits, shortened cycle times, faster applications of best practices and new technologies, faster new product development, and long-term quality improvement.

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