The Supply Chain Differentiation Guide

A Roadmap to Operational Excellence

  • Erik Hofmann
  • Patrick Beck
  • Erik Füger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Conception of the Supply Chain Differentiation Guideline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 3-31
  3. Phase 1: Description of a TO-BE Supply Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 35-45
    3. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 47-79
    4. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 81-105
    5. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 107-123
    6. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 125-140
    7. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 141-157
    8. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 159-176
  4. Phases 2 to 5: From the AS-IS Analysis to the Selection and Implementation Preparation of Specific Corrective Actions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 179-230
    3. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 231-260
    4. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 261-281
    5. Erik Hofmann, Patrick Beck, Erik Füger
      Pages 283-303
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-341

About this book

Introduction

The importance of supply chain management has increased over the last few decades. Today, entire supply chains are competing with each other instead of individual companies. As such, supply chain management has become a way for companies to set themselves apart from competing companies and their supply chains. Interestingly, supply chain management mainly focuses on efficiency-oriented topics rather than effectiveness-driven issues, in particular the design of supply chains from manufacturing sites downstream, instead of upstream from the customer.

The Supply Chain Differentiation Guide offers a modern approach to supply chain management. While for many years “one-size-fits-all” approaches to supply chain management were very common, the current efforts of managers and academics alike focus on the simultaneous management of multiple supply chains. Despite the interest of the business sector in the management of multiple supply chains, academia has largely neglected this topic to date. The Supply Chain Differentiation Guide addresses this shortcoming, introducing both established and cutting-edge management methods to the context of supply chain differentiation and providing inspirations for how to improve corporate operations.

Keywords

AS-IS supply Manufacturing Purchasing Supply Chain Differentiation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Hofmann
    • 1
  • Patrick Beck
    • 2
  • Erik Füger
    • 3
  1. 1., Chair of Logistics ManagementUniversität St.GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2., Chair of Logistics ManagementUniversity of St.GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Inova Management AGWollerauSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31936-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31935-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31936-5
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