Competitive Supply Chains Roadmap
The best supply chains are more than a collection of technologies and processes. As supply chain evolves from tactical to strategic, they enable a company's go-to-market strategy and competitive position.
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What defines a competitive supply chain?
That is a question that Insights columnist Larry Lapide has explored for years. The short answer, according to Lapide, is that a competitive supply chain is essential to a company’s go-to-market strategy, and important to winning business.
It really comes down to three critical elements: excellence, strategic alignment and optimized demand management. As Lapide wrote in a recent Insight’s column, the three elements work together: “Without formal, routine joint decision-making processes, a supply chain organization is not really playing a major role in executing a corporate strategy, even if it is strategically aligned.”
In this special publication, we’re bringing together eight articles and columns from past issues of Supply Chain Management Review. Think of them as a roadmap for the do-it-yourself supply chain strategic project manager—the kind of manager we defined in last month’s issue—who doesn’t necessarily need help from the outside consulting community.
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