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Managing Global Supply and Risk by Llewellyn Roberts, Robert Trent

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LEARNING FROM GLOBAL SUPPLY LEADERS

When thinking about the state of global supply management, the reality is that few supply organizations operate at the highest levels as defined throughout this book. Furthermore, the description of the highest level today will surely be modified tomorrow. Not so long ago using commodity teams to make buying decisions, replacing shorter-term contracts with longer-term contracts, and reducing the size of the supply base were leading-edge practices. And although many companies still need to do a better job at many of these practices, they are no longer considered leading edge.

This chapter discusses three companies ...

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