Supply Chain as Strategic Asset: The Key to Reaching Business Goals

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Hands-on guidance for creating competitive advantages throughstrategy realization

How can your supply chain create competitive advantages and helpachieve business goals? Drawing from the author's abundant researchand analysis, this resourceful book shows how aligning the supplychain design with business strategy helps build competitivecapabilities, prioritize capital investments, and takes your firmbeyond the industry best-practices to create competitiveadvantages, not just competitive parity. Summarizing the currentliterature on business and supply chain strategies, this bookprovides path-breaking new direction to build your own winningsupply chain strategy. Real-life cases show how this strategyalignment has produced results for the most successful companiesand how it can be achieved in your firm.

  • An overview of the concepts of business strategy, the currentthinking on supply chain strategy and why it is inadequate to drivecompetitive advantage through supply chain design
  • Process for establishing your own supply chain strategy tobuild competitive advantage
  • The place of technology in creating business capabilities inmodern corporations and why managing technology should be a corecompetence and an integral part of strategy planning
  • Step-by-step direction and examples for creating strategyalignment and designing a supply chain that goes beyond supportingyour operations
  • Case studies including Wal-mart, Cemex, Kmart, HP, Dell, andothers

Consolidating the lessons learned along with implementationguidance, Supply Chain as Strategic Asset is the must-readroad map for designing a supply chain that will be vital inachieving your business goals.

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SUPPLY CHAIN AS STRATEGIC ASSET

Creating an effective supply chain is key to staying ahead in today's complex market. Yet many corporations are still not leveraging the power and potential of their supply chains to realize their business objectives. Supply Chain as Strategic Asset provides an accessible, coherent road map to creating and implementing an effective supply chain strategy that supports your business's goals in sustaining competitive advantages.

Author Vivek Sehgal—a pioneering thought leader and accomplished supply chain executive—shows you how to design a personalized supply chain that works for your organization's unique circumstances. With his crystalline analyses and step-by-step guidance, you'll discover how to execute a fully integrated business strategy that will keep your company at the edge of the value creation frontier.

Exploring the vital symbiotic relationship among the three primary strategies—business, functional, and technology—Supply Chain as Strategic Asset deftly illustrates how misalignment among the three creates friction and inefficiencies that prevent organizations from reaching their full potential. You'll discover the tools, guidance, and examples to help maximize your business performance and create competitive advantage, as well as organizational structures to help establish the culture for alignment of the three strategies.

Destined to be a landmark resource in the field, Supply Chain as Strategic Asset covers:

  • The concepts of business strategy and the process of creating competitive advantages through strategy realization
  • Why the three strategies—business, functional, and technology—must align for creating competitive advantage
  • The types of organizational structures that support this alignment and those that inhibit it
  • Why pursuing industry best practices can only bring capability parity but not necessarily competitive advantages
  • Why the conventional supply chain strategies of lean, agile, postponement, and speculation are deficient and the alternatives that will work for you
  • Real-world industry case studies—including Wal-Mart, CEMEX, Kmart, HP, and Dell—that supplement each argument

Superior supply chain capabilities support efficient operations and are a valuable asset to realizing your organization's goals. Build a better supply chain and create long-lasting competitive advantages for your company with Supply Chain as Strategic Asset.

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Praise for SUPPLY CHAIN AS STRATEGIC ASSET

"If your goal is to construct a supply chain strategy that meets the needs of your business, then this book is a must-read. Supply Chain as Strategic Asset builds an excellent bridge between corporate financial goals and the needs of a complex and world-class supply chain strategy."
—Eddie Capel, Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Manhattan Associates

"Supply chains are the new business frontier for value innovation and cost elimination. Many authors miss the fact that supply chain management is most effective when it is directly linked to corporate strategy; and when strategy can translate into an adaptable process, supply chains can be aligned, agile, and adaptable. In this book, Sehgal shows us new ways to view supply chain constraints and opportunities in a networked world, as well as a road map to get there."
—Patrick Byrne, Chairman, SPC Holdings Pty Limited

"This is an excellent book on supply chains management wherein the author has brought out the concept and need of aligning the three strategies of business, supply chain, and technology in a coherent manner. There are several real-life examples from corporations such as Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Toyota that illustrate how this strategy alignment can bring competitive, sustainable, and profitable growth to a business. Overall, a great book for supply chain professionals and business leaders to develop a deep understanding of how efficient and effective supply chains can become a true source of competitive advantage for a business."
—Sanjeev Gupta, Manufacturing Director, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited

"In this book, Vivek Sehgal shows to the full that in order to compete and reach its goals, a company can and should use the supply chain as a strategic tool. He explains how a company can make use of Porter's generic strategies and apply them to every nook and niche of its supply chain. Easily read, well structured, and with highly illustrative industry examples accompanying every major statement, the book explores the concepts of strategic thinking in a manner that very few books on supply chain management do. This book will set your thoughts in motion, and hopefully, your supply chain, too."
Jan Husdal, Editor, husdal.com: supply chain risk explained, explored, researched, and reviewed

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