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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

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

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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

  • Section - A: KNOWLEDGE ARCHITECTURE AROUND COLLABORATION;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction - the rationale for collaborative business practices across supply chains - the why
    • Chapter - 02: Collaborative arrangements - different supply chain perspectives, drivers and interdependencies;
    • Chapter - 03: Raising the game - ISO 44001 - the evolution and emergence of a new global standard for collaborative working;
    • Chapter - 04: The importance of stakeholder engagement in harnessing the benefits of collaborative working practices;
    • Chapter - 05: Pan industry supply chain collaboration - an exemplar of solutions developed by the industry for the industry;
    • Chapter - 06: Commercial risk and pricing considerations associated with collaborative versus traditional contracting arrangement;
  • Section - B: CASE STUDIES OF EXEMPLAR HISTORICAL COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE;
    • Chapter - 07: The team marine story - putting logic back into logistics;
    • Chapter - 08: Captain - the impossible dream;
    • Chapter - 09: Building supply chain functional excellence through collaboration with internal partners;
    • Chapter - 10: Envoi - value creation through collaborative outsourcing of acquisition and divestmest (A&D) in upstream exploration and production (E&P) sector
  • Section - C: CASE STUDIES OF EXEMPLAR COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE IN PLAY OR EVOLVING;
    • Chapter - 11: Humanitarian relief - food for the hungry (daring to be different through collaborative innovation);
    • Chapter - 12: The oil and gas technology centre (OGTC);
    • Chapter - 13: All together now: improvements in collaboration in the pharmaceutical & biomedical life science sectors;
    • Chapter - 14: The emergence of digital procurement in the IT sector;
    • Chapter - 15: Referencing;
    • Chapter - 16: Further reading;
    • Chapter - 17: Index



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