Supply Chain Cost Management

The AIM & DRIVE Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results

 Supply Chain Cost Management

Author: Jimmy Anklesaria
Pub Date: October 2007
Print Edition: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417423
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814409480

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For most supply chains, cost reduction is imperative to long-term survival. Yet identifying the costs that can be eliminated—and then doing so effectively—can prove impossible without the right method. Supply Chain Cost Management introduces the same process the author has used to save companies like IBM, Kodak, and DuPont billions of dollars, simply by harnessing the knowledge of suppliers. Using real-life case studies and examples, the book gives managers everything they need to implement this powerful system, and bring genuine and permanent savings to their companies.

Advance Praise for Supply Chain Cost Management:

“I have used the Anklesaria Cost Roadmap repeatedly over the last 10 years with three organizations, to great effect each time. We have been able to take millions of dollars out of supply chain costs through knowing just how much there is that can be avoided, either by identifying and jointly removing those costs that are not valid for us or through helping suppliers take down their own cost base. The AIM & DRIVE® process is a great way to get a structured start, running the process in parallel with multiple suppliers.”—Neil A. Deverill, V.P. Procurement, Anglo American Corporation (formerly at Philips and Electrolux)

“I have been personally involved with Anklesaria’s AIM & DRIVE® process over the past several years with two large employers. The process really works ! I have yet to find any other methodology that provides a comparable return-on-investment. Jimmy and his team are true professionals, and they deliver incredible results each and every time.” —Steve Kesinger, Vice President, Procurement, Nordstrom

“I cannot believe that my teams and I have been using AIM & DRIVE® techniques since the very early 1990s! This is surely testimony to the value, durability, and relevance of AIM & DRIVE® as a valuable way to collaboratively managing cost through the supply chain. Managing cost is always a sensitive issue with suppliers. However, this process has continually proven its value by getting past the emotions and getting to real cost management solutions that benefit both parties.”—John Proverbs, Senior Director, Supply Chain, KLA-Tencor (formerly of IBM and Hewlett-Packard)

“We have now fully deployed AIM & DRIVE® at Nokia for all component solutions. AIM & DRIVE® is also playing a major role in our overall cooperation and collaboration with our suppliers’ network in a very positive partnership spirit which is the foundation of our strategy.” —Jean-Francois Baril, Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement, Nokia Corporation

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