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Globalisation, technology and an increasingly competitive business environment have encouraged huge changes in what is known as supply chain management, the art of sourcing components and delivering finished goods to the customer as cost effectively and efficiently as possible. Dell transformed the way people bought and were able to customise computers. Wal-Mart and Tesco have used their huge buying power and logistical skills to ensure the supply and stock management of their stores is finely honed. Manufacturers now make sure that components are where they are needed on the production line just in time for when they are needed and no longer. Such finessing of the way the supply chain works boosts the corporate bottom line and can make the difference between being a market leader or an also ran. This guide explores all the different aspects of supply chain management and gives hundreds of real life examples of what firms have achieved in the field.
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David Jacoby has been consulting to global multinational companies on supply chain strategy and performance improvement for over twenty years. He is the President of Boston Strategies International, a firm that provides global strategy consulting, cost and price intelligence, and market data. He is a frequent speaker on global trade and supply chain economics at conferences worldwide and contributes to journals such as Supply Chain Management Review and Supply Chain Quarterly. In the course of his career, he has served as a lecturer at Boston University and a contributing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He holds or has recently held board positions and other leadership roles at APICS (the Association for Operations Managment), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Institute for Supply Chain Management, and ISCEA (the International Supply Chain Education Alliance). He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in International Business from the Lauder Institute, and a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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