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Extended Enterprise, The: Gaining Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Supply Chains by Robert E. Spekman, Edward W. Davis

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Chapter 3. Supply Chain Planning: From Past to Present

Chapter 2 described the progression of management focus and changes in behavior from traditional, adversarial buyer-supplier relations up through supply chain management (SCM) and extended enterprise thinking. Those changes did not happen spontaneously or of their own accord but were driven by a number of external and internal factors, such as: competition, technological change, and changes in corporate organizational structure and management practices, including team-oriented approaches and new performance measurements. Two of the most important aspects are information technology and supply chain planning/scheduling/coordination methodologies and systems. Although it is difficult to separate ...

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