Supercharging Supply Chains: New Ways to Increase Value Through Global Operational Excellence

May 1998

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New research and experiences are demonstrating that shareholder value is improved dramatically when companies reach higher levels of operational excellence. Supply chain management, when planned, designed, and executed effectively, is the key to achieving high levels of operating performance which, in turn, drives shareholder value.

The Ernst & Young Global Supply Chain Management Consulting Practice has assisted hundreds of well-known, multinational companies in minimizing their total costs, growing the business profitability, and achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction. Supercharging Supply Chains through speed, focus, and customer intensity enables smart companies to realize their visions and business strategies better than their competitors. Saving millions, increasing customer shares, and increasing "free cash flow" are kinds of benefits being reached by those select companies that operate high-performing supply chains in their global markets.

Now, for the first time, key partners and leaders of the firm's Global Supply Chain Management Team reveal their proven approaches and industry-leading experiences to help your business improve.

Beginning with an innovative view of supply chain excellence and its impact on shareholder value, Supercharging Supply Chains examines numerous management issues: why and how operational excellence helps companies sell more products; what new ideas are being implemented to achieve this excellence within the key business processes of Plan, Buy, Make, and Sell; how to introduce new products effectively into global supply chains; and how the best companies are making it happen.

Supercharging Supply Chains cites case examples of such leading names as Procter & Gamble, 3M, Reebok, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor, and several others to illustrate how the leaders benefit from these new ways of achieving value through operational excellence.

Insightfully written by leaders in global supply chain management, and featuring their innovative perspectives and unparalleled expertise, this book is essential reading for all business executives and managers who want to achieve operational excellence and global supply chain success.

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