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The Supply Chain Revolution

Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

When CEOs think about the supply chain, it's usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook - and the company sped up the development of new products, getting them into consumers' hands faster. The rest is history.

Across a range of industries, once-leading companies are in trouble: Walmart, IBM, Pfizer, HP, and The Gap to name a few. But others thrive. While competitors were shutting stores, Zara's highly responsive supply chain made it the most valued company in the retail space and its founder, the richest man in Europe. The success of TJX, Amazon, Starbucks, and Airbus, is fueled by supply chain and sourcing. Showcasing real solutions, The Supply Chain Revolution will:

  • Improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue
  • Make alliances more successful
  • Simplify and debottleneck the supply chain
  • Boost retail success by managing store investment
  • Drive excellence

Technology is disrupting business models. Strategies must change. The Supply Chain Revolution flips conventional thinking and offers a powerful way for companies to compete in challenging times.

©2017 Suman Sarkar (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with AMACOM, a division of American Management Association International, New York.

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Supply chain management

Loved hearing this book, very informative and straight to the point. A lot of good discussions, an eye opener for learners of this subject.

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  • Justin
  • 01-01-18

informative but dry

It had great content, however a tad dry. An insightful read for those in the industry. I would recommend to read with coffee.

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  • Robert
  • 13-10-18

Meant for upper level management

If you’re a CEO in a large company looking for help getting the most out of your company’s supply chain organization, this book is for you. If you’re a small business owner looking for direct help sourcing, this is likely not the place to be.

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  • michellew
  • 02-09-19

Loved this book!!!

I used the ideas to help a friend who owns a company solve SCM related issues. Plus the book reinforced many of the concepts that I needed to master when I passed the CSCP exam !!!

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  • Jin
  • 22-08-19

Fairly repetitive

While there are definitely some useful sections throughout the book, it tends to be buried under a repetitive structure of setup and summary that makes listening to the entirety a bit predictable and boring.

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  • bakr haltam
  • 26-04-19

Great general supply chain book

General information and basic strategies on many different industries. Good beginner and intermediate book.
I am a novice still in school but the information in this book is very clear and helps broaden the supply chain mind

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  • Robert Suarez
  • 07-03-19

Great Read

This is a great book for those whom don’t realize the importance of supply chain in this day and age. As an Operations Manager I recommend this book to other senior management teams throughout various industries. The author is very precise and knowledgeable to explain 21st Century supply chain management across multiple industries.

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  • DK
  • 30-01-19

Actionable insights to leverage supply chain

Great insights into how we can leverage supply chain and sourcing organizations to achieve business excellence. This book has a lot of real world examples and experiences of the author's line of work, instead of theoretical concepts and frameworks. The narrator had an excellent voice to keep me engaged throughout the book. Would be cool if there was a summary of key takeaways at the end of each chapter. Look forward to more interesting books from Suman Sarkar.

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  • Demetrius Office
  • 02-10-17

Great Book

This book is worth multiple reads. Helps you understand supply chain innovations to help business growth.

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  • Leonardo Mantovani de Azevedo
  • 21-07-17

Good book if you don't work in supply chain management

The book is mainly a top level overview of how supply chain management can help companies achieve their strategic goals.

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  • Seattle Adventurer
  • 18-11-17

Great business book

The strategies and key points are powerful and important for any business. I plan to use many of them in my current and future endeavors. The story itself gets a little too repetitive in some areas and loses focus near the end. Otherwise a great book and highly recommend.

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