The Supply Chain Revolution

Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World

The Supply Chain Revolution

Author: Suman Sarkar
Pub Date: June 2017
Print Edition: $39.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438787
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814438794

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Overview

The secret to succeeding in a disruptive world.

When CEOs think about the supply chain, it’s usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook—and the company sped up the development of new products, getting them into consumers’ hands faster. The rest is history.

Across a range of industries, once-leading companies are in trouble: Walmart, IBM, Pfizer, HP, and The Gap to name a few. But others thrive. While competitors were shutting stores, Zara’s highly responsive supply chain made it the most valued company in the retail space and its founder, the richest man in Europe. The success of TJX, Amazon, Starbucks, and Airbus, is fueled by supply chain and sourcing. Showcasing real solutions, The Supply Chain Revolution will:

Improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue • Make alliances more successful • Simplify and debottleneck the supply chain • Boost retail success by managing store investment • Drive excellence

Technology is disrupting business models. Strategies must change. The Supply Chain Revolution flips conventional thinking and offers a powerful way for companies to compete in challenging times.

About the Author

Suman Sarkar is a partner at Three S Consulting, where he has helped leading companies drive excellence in their supply chain and sourcing.

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