The Supply-Based Advantage

How to Link Suppliers to Your Organization's Corporate Strategy

The Supply-Based Advantage

Author: Stephen C. Rogers
Pub Date: March 2009
Print Edition: $39.95
Print ISBN: 9780814401552
Page Count: 368
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814401880

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Table of Contents


Foreword: Why a Book on Supply and Competitive

Advantage? vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Competitive Advantage: Building a Supply-Based

Framework 1

Chapter 2 Suppliers: The Forgotten Competitive Currency 18

Chapter 3 Small Companies: Seeking Value to Offset Lack

of Scale 33

Chapter 4 Blueprint for Supply-Based Advantage: Plan

Before Doing 46

Chapter 5 Sourcing Strategy: Foundation of Advantage 70

Chapter 6 Supplier Relationships: Erecting Support for

Advantage 87

Chapter 7 Supply Chain Management: Connecting Across

and Between Companies 124

Chapter 8 Floor Plan for Supply Advantage: Organizing

People, Skills, and Tasks 153

Chapter 9 Cross-Functional Collaboration: The Door to the

Ultimate Differentiator 186

Chapter 10 Market Flows: Monitor and Manage the Forces

That Shape Performance 214

Chapter 11 Outsourcing: Using Suppliers to Maintain and

Remodel Capability 244

Chapter 12 Risk Management in the Supply Base: Insuring

Against Damage, Loss, and Liability 272

Chapter 13 Building Supply Base Advantage: A Long-Term

Project 300

Chapter 14 Situational Supply Base Flexibility: Achieving the

Dream 321

Afterword: You Can Get Competitive Advantage

from Suppliers 337

Index 343

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