This publication is not for everyone. In fact it is only for those select group of executives who operate on that cutting edge of thinking where Supply Chain Strategy and Information Technology Strategy merge.
Other people will find the material too esoteric for their understanding, or unactionable for their level of action. Of course, if you are curious about what is happening on the cutting edge, by all means buy the work. However, that is a large price to pay to satisfy a mere curiousity. Having done our best to dissuade you to buy the work just for curiousity – let us give you the reasons why you should buy this book.
Firstly , what does it cover? This report discusses how businesses and Global Supply Chains have evolved over the period of the last 30 years, and how the Information Technology systems have morphed along with the evolution in the Supply Chain paradigm. This report is based on the proprietary research, interviews with more than 100 key industry executives, original case studies, IT system and process mapping, and original analysis by top-tier strategy consultants in the field of supply chain management.
It gives a holistic view of the supply chains systems through the various decades, traces how business and IT systems have always moved in lock-step with each other and creates a viable map for the future of IT systems and businesses as they move towards a common goal. It also takes into account the trends, the capabilities, the changing business needs, and geo-political realities to create a holistic view of Global Supply Chains and associated systems. The report enables the executives to ask the right Supply Chain Management related questions for their business. The answers to these questions will help your business and Supply Chain create sustainable competitive advantage through IT. This report answers the following key questions on top of every excecutive’s mind:
- Why Information Technology is where it is? How has it evolved into a massive cost burden in most organisations?
- What can we do to make sure that Information Technology is a key enabler of business processes that drive our competitive advantage?
- What outdated supply chain models or IT systems might be holding our business back?
- What are the new supply chain models and associated information technology related thinking that will provide the impetus for our future growth?
- How can we deploy supply chain systems to gain outstanding global supply chain advantage for future?
A MUST READ FOR THE CIOs, COOs, SENIOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS AND SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVES AROUND THE WORLD..
Murali Dharan, CEO, EMPOWER IS
In today’s hyper-competitive world of flat earth and 24 hours super-connected supply chains, this book is the source of next competitive advantage in Supply Chains. Global multi-nationals and information technology companies cannot afford to be ignorant of what is coming around the corner.
What does that mean? Well – the world is changing very rapidly. Especially, in global supply chains. China has emerged as the source of a large percentage of consumer goods. Most companies are working on global basis. The competition has become very intense. How does a company retain its competitive advantage? How does it make sure that it outsmarts its competitors by using the newest technologies available today? How does it meet the needs of its customers – current and future – better than anyone else could ever do it. Think of Apple, Zappo, Amazon and the like.
The book is available from Amazon.com