Delve into the strategic, organisational, and operational decisions of an automobile manufacturer.
Strategic Cost Management provides essential information on supplier development, integration, socialization and trust. Aimed at students on supply chain, procurement and operations management courses, this case illustrates the difficulty of balancing competing internal factors and context considerations in strategic decision making and organizational design considerations.
Strategic Cost Management provides fascinating insights into Honda's business model, management systems and costs, as well as its focus on customer value and lean manufacturing. It goes into detail about the benefits of lean and waste reduction.
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Gerard Chick is Chief Knowledge Officer at Optimum Procurement Group. He has considerable experience working with some of the keenest minds at the most senior level in supply management today. He is regularly invited to make keynote presentations and deliver workshops on strategic procurement issues to senior executive teams across the world.