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Cold Chain Management (Springer Series In Advan...



Dr. Christoph Kilger is partner at Ernst & Young Advisory and head of Supply Chain & Operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Before, he served for 13 years as a member of the executive board of J&M Management Consulting AG, Mannheim. At J&,M Christoph was responsible for the consulting practices, human resources and knowledge and quality management. From 1996--1999 he worked as project manager with KPMG Consulting. He has in-depth experience in supply chain transformation programs, APS implementations, product life cycle management, manufacturing, logistics and IT. Christoph holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe and is regularly giving lectures at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is the responsible organizer of the yearly conference Supply Chain Days Heidelberg.




Cold Chain Management (Springer Series in Advan...



The aim of this chapter is to present a structured study of the e-government phenomenon by implementing a holistic research approach which starts by identifying and declaring the importance of strategic issues such as vision and mission statements, followed by the determination of the e-government strategic value chain and the presentation of traditional e-business models and their application in the e-government context. Next, a detailed examination of the available information and communication technologies (ICT) frameworks to support the government supply chain, as found in the literature, is executed and an IT framework is proposed followed by a series of discussions related to the most important technology oriented issues that are found in the literature. Finally, based on an extended literature review of e-government projects around the globe, a series of selected case studies categorized by stage of government transformation is presented.


This book can serve as an essential source for students and scholars who are interested in pursuing research or teaching courses in the rapidly growing area of supply chain risk management. It can also provide an interesting and informative read for managers and practitioners who need to deepen their knowledge of effective supply chain risk management.


This book offers an in-depth guide to understanding the link between corporate financials and supply chain maturity, evaluating the progress of over a hundred companies from 2006-2013. The author provides a clear, concise framework for a more modern, effective supply chain, exploring the relationship between supply chain efficiency and financial growth. Topics include outlining important metrics, progress in industry sub-segments, management techniques, and a roadmap for improvement. The book is recommended for companies and professionals seeking new solutions and improvement opportunities to drive differentiation in a market where growth is stalled.


A reader of this book who rated it five stars on Amazon described it as a thick read, but also a comprehensive guide on change management. The author uses a storytelling approach to provide readers with methods, techniques and a process for re-evaluating how to manage their supply chain by focusing on what is important. It takes time to get through, but it is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their understanding of change management in the supply chain.


This book is a comprehensive introduction to supply chain management for beginners written by an experienced professor and practitioner in the field. The book is mainly intended for students studying the field and preparing for their careers. It provides a business-focused overview of the use of data analytics and machine learning in supply chain management, teaching essential concepts and techniques for data analysis and decision-making. The book includes hands-on practice using popular programming software and is suitable for upper-level undergraduate, postgraduate, and MBA courses in supply chain management. It covers major supply chain processes such as managing supply and demand, warehousing, inventory control, transportation, and route optimization. It includes real-world examples from companies like Amazon and Starbucks, case study discussion questions, computer-assisted exercises, and programming projects, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to learn about supply chain management and the analytics involved.


This textbook provides a detailed overview of the process of using analytics in supply chain management. It covers a variety of topics including supply chain planning, optimization, demand forecasting, and product allocation. The book includes case studies and examples to help readers understand and apply the concepts discussed. It also includes a critical view on how performance measurement systems have been developed and supported by data in the supply chain. The book is a valuable resource for students, practitioners, and professionals looking to improve their supply chain analysis skills.


Learn the ins and outs of analyzing supply chains with this practice-oriented textbook. This guidebook provides an introduction to the use of analytics-based inventory management in complex supply chains.


In commerce, supply chain management (SCM) deals with a system of procurement (purchasing raw materials/components), operations management (ensuring the production of high-quality products at high speed with good flexibility and low production cost), logistics and marketing channels so that the raw materials can be converted into a finished product and delivered to the end customer.[2][3] A more narrow definition of the supply chain management is the "design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronising supply with demand and measuring performance globally".[4][5]This can include the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, finished goods, and end to end order fulfilment from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Interconnected, interrelated or interlinked networks, channels and node businesses combine in the provision of products and services required by end customers in a supply chain.[6]


Although it has the same goals as supply chain engineering, supply chain management is focused on a more traditional management and business based approach, whereas supply chain engineering is focused on a mathematical model based one.[13]


Supply chain management, techniques with the aim of coordinating all parts of SC, from supplying raw materials to delivering and/or resumption of products, tries to minimize total costs with respect to existing conflicts among the chain partners. The technology is improving the way businesses operate.[14] An example of these conflicts is the interrelation between the sale department desiring to have higher inventory levels to fulfill demands and the warehouse for which lower inventories are desired to reduce holding costs.[15]


In 1982, Keith Oliver, a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, introduced the term "supply chain management" to the public domain in an interview for the Financial Times.[16] In 1983 WirtschaftsWoche in Germany published for the first time the results of an implemented and so called "Supply Chain Management project", led by Wolfgang Partsch.[17]


In the mid-1990s, the term "supply chain management" gained currency when a flurry of articles and books came out on the subject. Supply chains were originally defined as encompassing all activities associated with the flow and transformation of goods from raw materials through to the end user, as well as the associated information flows. Supply-chain management was then further defined as the integration of supply chain activities through improved supply-chain relationships to achieve a competitive advantage.[16]


A supply chain, as opposed to supply-chain management, is a set of organizations directly linked by one or more upstream and downstream flows of products, services, finances, or information from a source to a customer. Supply-chain management is the management of such a chain.[22]


Supply-chain-management software includes tools or modules used to execute supply chain transactions, manage supplier relationships, and control associated business processes.[28] The overall goal of the software is to improve supply chain performance by monitoring a company's supply chain network from end-to-end (suppliers, transporters, returns, warehouses, retailers, manufacturers, and customers).[28]


Supply-chain management is a cross-functional approach that includes managing the movement of raw materials into an organization, certain aspects of the internal processing of materials into finished goods, and the movement of finished goods out of the organization and toward the end consumer. As organizations strive to focus on core competencies and become more flexible, they reduce ownership of raw materials sources and distribution channels. These functions are increasingly being outsourced to other firms that can perform the activities better or more cost effectively. The effect is to increase the number of organizations involved in satisfying customer demand, while reducing managerial control of daily logistics operations. Less control and more supply-chain partners lead to the creation of the concept of supply-chain management.[30] The purpose of supply-chain management is to improve trust and collaboration among supply-chain partners, thus improving inventory visibility and the velocity of inventory movement.[citation needed][31][32] In this section, we have to communicate with all the vendors and suppliers, make some comparisons, and after that, we have to place the order.


Organizations increasingly find that they must rely on effective supply chains, or networks, to compete in the global market and networked economy.[33] In Peter Drucker's (1998) new management paradigms, this concept of business relationships extends beyond traditional enterprise boundaries and seeks to organize entire business processes throughout a value chain of multiple companies. 041b061a72


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