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New Directions in Supply Chain Management

Book Description

Technology has introduced dramatic new efficiencies to supply chain design, management, and control--but only to those who can open their minds to these new methods and strategies. This book presents innovative articles from eighteen of today's top young Ph.D. scholars, each based on discussions at the 2000 Frank Batten Young Leaders Forum of the College of William and Mary. These ""rising stars"" from the country's most prestigious operations management programs each take a fresh perspective on current practices and future directions in supply chain management and overall business strategy. Provocative yet valuable questions are asked--and answers provided--on subjects including: * Development of effective performance metrics * Techniques to streamline the order management cycle * Methods to leverage product design and manufacture to reduce supply chain costs * Ways to share knowledge throughout an organization concerning forecasts, manufacturing and sourcing plans, and distribution.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Integrating New Technologies into Supply-Chain Operations
    1. 1. The Relationship-Technology Interface: A Path to Competitive Advantage
    2. 2. Digital Marketplaces and Efficient Supply Chains: Can They Co-Exist?
    3. 3. Internet Retailers’ Dilemma of Operational and Market Efficiencies
    4. 4. A Case Study of an ERP Implementation: Promises, Phantoms, and Purgatory
    5. 5. Web-Enabling the Supply Chain: An Exploratory Case Study
  7. Section 2: Technology-Based Product and Service Development
    1. 6. Identifying and Managing Programmatic Efficiency Differences across Technology-Based Product Development Capabilities and Uncertainty Environments
    2. 7. Management of Information Technology Driven Product Development Processes
    3. 8. Mass Customization: Strategic and Operational Considerations
    4. 9. Towards Effective Software Development: A Conceptual Framework of Software Project Types, Development Processes, and Functional Outcomes
    5. 10. Managing the New Service Development Process: Multi-Disciplinary Literature Synthesis and Directions for Future Research
  8. Section 3: Knowledge Management and Supply Chain Integration Issues
    1. 11. Inward Technology Transfer: A Key Link in the Technology Supply Chain
    2. 12. Experience-Based Productivity Improvements in Project Environments
    3. 13. Antecedents and Performance Outcomes of International Subsidiaries’ Technology Sourcing Decisions
    4. 14. Pricing Supply Flexibility: The Impact of Variability and Information Asymmetry
    5. 15. Vendor-Managed Inventory in Production Constrained Settings
    6. 16. Supply-Chain Integration: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again
  9. Index
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Copyright