Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
Publish Date: 2007
Authors: Douglas A. Smock, Robert A. Rudzki, and S. C. Rogers
On-Demand Supply Management provides expert advice for procurement, IT, finance, and manufacturing executives to enable faster adoption of the right strategies, processes and tools to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, and includes best practices for their management teams to use.
Supported by real case studies, this book explores both new and existing strategies and technology across the entire supplier interface in spend analysis, market-making, supplier relationship management, sourcing, product life cycle management, should-cost, services procurement, risk management/governance, req-to-check, and on-demand technology and processes. It addresses the cost, effort, and benefits of using IT tools to drive improved supply management results and illustrates how to prioritize, sequence and match tools to strategic needs and budget realities.
The authors also cover the practical issues of effective process and technology implementation such as business case development, master planning, training, and results tracking, and delineate which metrics must be in place to achieve success.