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Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice

Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice

Value Creation Up, Down and Across Supply Chains

Norman McLennan


Adopt new supply chain practices and ways of thinking with this thoroughly researched cross-industry manual for collaboration.

Available to pre-order from 3rd June 2018
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About the book

Hyper competition and globalization means that markets are changing. There is aggressive competition, shortening product life cycles, financial pressures and ever more demanding customers and consumers. Companies need to adopt new practices and new ways of thinking, so they are looking at collaboration across supply chains to become more sustainable, efficient and economical. Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice looks at behavioural and commercial collaborative business principles and the interdependent supply chains upon which they rely.

Collaborative Principles for Better Supply Chain Practice covers different perspectives: the client looking down the supply chain, the suppliers looking up the supply chain and the inter-dependencies of organizations horizontally across the supply chain. The book explores operational and project-type environments in different industry sectors, which will help you think about your supply chain differently and optimize your processes to achieve supply chain excellence.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: An Introduction to Collaborative Business Relationships;
    • Chapter - 02: The New Global Standard for Collaborative Working (ISO 4401) and the Work of the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW);
    • Chapter - 03: Harnessing the Benefits of ISO 4401 with new Tools and Techniques;
    • Chapter - 04: Case Studies from the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry;
    • Chapter - 05: Collaborative Supply by Design;
    • Chapter - 06: Case Studies from the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industries;
    • Chapter - 7: Conclusion;

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480493
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd September 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Norman McLennan is a cross-industry leader in the area of supply chain management and business improvement. He is a visiting professor with the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. His professional industry experience spans over 30 years split between the oil and gas/energy, engineering and traditional construction sectors working in the UK, Europe and internationally with extensive supply chain management and commercial project management experience. The author is regularly invited to speak at related industry and professional bodies' events and conferences.

Norman McLennan