E-Supply Chain

Charles Poirier (Author) | Michael Bauer (Author)

Publication date: 08/14/2002

E-Supply Chain
  • From the foremost expert on supply chain management
  • Shows how market leaders are focusing their entire organization on driving value to customers
  • A practical guide for developing effective supply chain plans and e-business models
  • Reveals how leading firms have forged up to a two-year lead over competing supply chain networks
  • Rich in details and action studies of what works and what doesn't

E-SUPPLY CHAIN, the most advanced and up-to-date publication of its kind, reveals how companies can form the necessary business alliances to combine the power of supply chain and the Internet-two of most versatile and effective business tools of the new century.

E-Supply Chain shows how leading companies have forged a one- to two-year lead over competing supply chain networks using the marriage of supply chain and e-commerce to achieve market dominance. The authors present a step-by-step process for establishing joint efforts and combining best practices to create an unbeatable network of seamless response to specific business customers or consumer groups.

Rich in details and action studies, E-Supply Chain is a hands-on guide to implementing the changes necessary in each of the major functions of a typical firm-purchasing, marketing, sales, customer service, engineering, planning, manufacturing, logistics, and more. The authors detail how the e-supply chain network evolves to become a global "value chain constellation," destined to dominate specific markets and industries while always keeping the satisfaction of the customer or consumer as the ultimate goal.

Combined with Poirier's two earlier books, Supply Chain Optimization and Advanced Supply Chain Management, E-Supply Chain completes the trilogy that can take any organization from its beginning stages to full application of advanced supply chain and e-commerce techniques.

  • From the foremost expert on supply chain management
  • Shows how market leaders are focusing their entire organization on driving value to customers
  • A practical guide for developing effective supply chain plans and e-business models
  • Reveals how leading firms have forged up to a two-year lead over competing supply chain networks
  • Rich in details and action studies of what works and what doesn't

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  • From the foremost expert on supply chain management
  • Shows how market leaders are focusing their entire organization on driving value to customers
  • A practical guide for developing effective supply chain plans and e-business models
  • Reveals how leading firms have forged up to a two-year lead over competing supply chain networks
  • Rich in details and action studies of what works and what doesn't

E-SUPPLY CHAIN, the most advanced and up-to-date publication of its kind, reveals how companies can form the necessary business alliances to combine the power of supply chain and the Internet-two of most versatile and effective business tools of the new century.

E-Supply Chain shows how leading companies have forged a one- to two-year lead over competing supply chain networks using the marriage of supply chain and e-commerce to achieve market dominance. The authors present a step-by-step process for establishing joint efforts and combining best practices to create an unbeatable network of seamless response to specific business customers or consumer groups.

Rich in details and action studies, E-Supply Chain is a hands-on guide to implementing the changes necessary in each of the major functions of a typical firm-purchasing, marketing, sales, customer service, engineering, planning, manufacturing, logistics, and more. The authors detail how the e-supply chain network evolves to become a global "value chain constellation," destined to dominate specific markets and industries while always keeping the satisfaction of the customer or consumer as the ultimate goal.

Combined with Poirier's two earlier books, Supply Chain Optimization and Advanced Supply Chain Management, E-Supply Chain completes the trilogy that can take any organization from its beginning stages to full application of advanced supply chain and e-commerce techniques.

  • From the foremost expert on supply chain management
  • Shows how market leaders are focusing their entire organization on driving value to customers
  • A practical guide for developing effective supply chain plans and e-business models
  • Reveals how leading firms have forged up to a two-year lead over competing supply chain networks
  • Rich in details and action studies of what works and what doesn't

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Meet the Authors


Visit Author Page - Charles Poirier



Charles C. Poirier is a partner in the CSC National Supply Chain Practice, one of the world's largest information technology and management consulting firms. An industry veteran with over forty years of experience, he has held a variety of management positions, including senior vice president of manufacturing and marketing at a Fortune 100 company. He is also an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the author of Business Partnering for Continuous Improvement, Avoiding the Pitfalls of Total Quality, and Supply Chain Optimization.

Charles C. Poirier is the recognized expert on supply chain management and is a partner in the CSC National Supply Chain Practice. He is an industry veteran with nearly forty years' experience in a variety of positions, including CEO of a $450 million company.


Visit Author Page - Michael Bauer

Michael Bauer is a partner in CSC's Electronic Commerce Practice. He has worked with some the most successful companies in the world to add value, increase marketability, and raise profitability across their business processes. He is an author and frequent speaker on the topics of demand creation, order fulfillment, and application of advanced technology.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: A Guiding Framework
  2. The Connection with Business Strategy
  3. Supply Chain and the Need for Enabling E-Commerce
  4. Information Technology and Network Communications
  5. Constructing the Future Roadway
  6. Changing the Face of Purchasing from Tactics to Strategic Sourcing
  7. Building an Interactive Engineering, Planning, Scheduling, and Manufacturing Capability
  8. The Logistics Impact
  9. The Impact on Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service
  10. Customer Care Begins with Product and Service Support
  11. The Need for Connectivity with Human Resources
  12. A Guide to the Future

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Endorsements

"The convergence of supply chain management and e-commerce will change everything! E-Supply Chain provides an excellent guide for combining these two powerful business tools to achieve integrated network collaboration and breakthrough improvement in both top and bottom line growth."

- Ralph W. Drayer, Vice President, Efficient Consumer Response, Procter & Gamble Worldwide

"In today's business world, the winners will be the organizations that find the vital connection between supply chain and e-commerce. One of the best references for finding the right connections and applications is E-Supply Chain."

- Rita Foley, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Westvaco

"An excellent front line handbook covering key strategic concepts, as well as executional factors. Well worth reading."

- Craig Watson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, FMC Corporation

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