Title Strategic Supply Chain Management
Subtitle Creating Competitive Advantage and Value Through Effective Leadership
Author Samir Dani
ISBN 9780749478841
List price GBP 39.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 200
Book size 152 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
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Supply chains, including logistics, are the functional elements of an organisation’s operations. To formulate a strategy for this operation to work seamlessly the organisation needs to align these operations with the corporate and business strategy. Strategic Supply Chain Management provides a discussion on effective supply chain strategic leadership for managerial teams who have previously been operating on a tactical or operational level, as well as students who need to learn about applying the theories of strategic supply chain management in practice.

Strategic Supply Chain Management introduces concepts and tools which will enable successful buyer-supplier relationships and effective organizational leadership and talent management. Samir Dani provides a concise but important outlook on the connection between business strategy and supply chain strategy. The book delves into topical issues of risk, resilience, and sustainability and how these influence both business and supply chain strategy. The book also considers strategies for procurement, buyer supplier relationships, and sales & operations planning. An important aspect of this book is to consider the leadership and talent aspects of the humans in the supply chain and how this influences strategy and creates competitive advantage.


Key Features:

  • Offers a theoretical underpinning with supporting supply chain management tools and strategies
  • Provides examples of best practice, including case studies of companies such as Nestlé and organisations from the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25
  • Presents essential supply chain technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, logistics technology, automated warehouses, omnichannel, as well as future trends, such as big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous systems
  • Looks at how effective supply chain strategy can boost a company’s competitive advantage and examines the importance of talent management and organisational strategy


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Chapter 1: Elements of strategy • What is strategy? • The strategy hierarchy • The cognitive side of developing strategy • The impact of the environment  – external and internal • Different models of developing strategy • What is supply chain strategy? • Endnotes

Chapter 2: Sales and operations planning • Introduction • What is sales and operations planning (S&OP)? • Aggregate planning • Levels of planning and supporting activities • The S&OP process • Summary • Endnotes

Chapter 3: Sourcing and purchasing • Introduction • Sourcing • Sourcing models • Make or buy decisions • Offshoring • Reshoring • Purchasing models • Supplier segmentation • Supplier development • Managing categories • Public procurement • Sustainable procurement • Environmental, ethical and social considerations • Supply chain fraud • Summary • Endnotes

Chapter 4: Supplier relationships and collaboration • Introduction • Trends in supply chain relationships • Relationship models • Supplier development • Academic concepts related to supply chain relationships • Power influences within supply chain relationships • The relationship alignment framework • Summary • Endnotes

Chapter 5: Risk and resilience • Risk and resilience – the paradigms • Supply chain risk • Supply chain resilience • Proactive vs reactive supply chain risk management • The supply chain risk management process • Creating supply chain resilience • Summary • Endnotes

Chapter 6: The circular economy and supply chain strategy • Introduction • The circular economy – the principles • Sustainability as a concept • Triple bottom line • Measuring sustainability • The circular economy and the supply chain • Sustainable supply chains • The circular economy and supply chain strategy • Summary • Endnotes

Chapter 7: Talent management (Samir Dani and Bethany Fovargue) • Introduction • Talent management • Supply chain talent challenges • Supply chain skills • Managing talent in the supply chain • Continuing professional development (CPD) • Growing supply chain talent • Summary • Endnotes

Chapter 8: Other factors important for supply chain strategy • Leadership • Cognitive characteristics of supply chain leaders • Leadership and supply chain strategy • Performance measurement and the supply chain • Summary • Endnotes


Appendix: Factors influencing the supply chain strategy


Further reading


About the Author:

Samir Dani is Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Huddersfield Business School at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Prior to joining academia, Samir had a background in mechanical engineering that led him to work in the Indian automotive industry for five years. Samir completed his PhD at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing, Loughborough University, exploring buyer-supplier relationships. Samir has experience in leading and working on various funded research projects. Samir conducts research in the field of supply chains focussing on risk, resilience, and sustainability. In researching these topics, he considers innovation, technology and business models, and human behaviour. Samir has taught a variety of topics for undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and Exec education levels and has been an external examiner at the University of Hull, University of Liverpool, Cardiff University, Heriot Watt University and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China.

Target Audience:

Useful for people interested in supply chain, logistics and operations management.

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