Cultivation of project management talent. How Should You u se t his Book Tere are likely to be two types of reader: Te frst is a supply chain practi tioner seeking background on project management. Some seg- ments may be especially demanding in terms of requiring high quality others may be satisfed with lower quality. Separate supply chains might service mature requires cost-efectiveness and innovative requires responsiveness products applying the Fisher model described in Section 4. For Event A in Table 6. Working with suppliers and local dealers was an important element in implementing the Miller system.
Tis arrangement is attractive to the company with well-defned segments that have distinctively dif- ferent requirements. A commercial air- plane where millions of parts make up one delivered product may shape its spheres around diferent types of components. When the promised results were never delivered Welch reports he got a lot smarter and certainly more skeptical. Chapters 12 through 15 incorporate tools and con- cepts that constitute supply chain knowledge areas into project management execu- tion tasks. Efective collaboration along the supply chain will add projects at Level 3.
According to his research factors that decrease distance the most include having a common colonizer currency or joint membership in a trading block. One might be forced to forsake customer segments or drop products choosing to serve one customer and not another. Te lower right- hand quadrant represents the status quo. Both com - pany products A and B fow through the same functions. Flexibility has many dimensions including product mix volume and features. Project Human Resource Management 7. Supply chain process standards and reference models 10.
Tis is the niche carved out by the company and could refect its choices regarding operations branding or activity system. This implies the possibility of multiple supply chains or at a minimum built-in fexibility in supply chain design to meet the requirements of customer segments. In fact the need for project management rigor arises because multiple disciplines must work together. It also includes the project management components like change orders and schedules. Without a doubt, effective supply chains will be the product of successful application of project management disciplines coupled with innovations in supply chain management.
Te upper right-hand quadrant new product existing process describes companies with a constant fow of new prod- ucts. Tis presentation is particularly helpful because deliverables are tangible outputs useful for getting agreement on the scope communicating products and identifying resource requirements. Process re-engineering companies representing Viewpoint 5 pursue programs like Six Sigma or lean that focus on process improvement. The book describes frameworks for self-assessment and ongoing tracking of progress. Processes consist of multiple activities as shown in Figure 6. To make these goals a reality the companies are fast obtaining marketing and sales expertise. Copyright Law no part of this book may be reprinted reproduced transmit- ted or utilized in any form by any electronic mechanical or other means now known or hereafter invented including photocopying microfilming and recording or in any information storage or retrieval system without written permission from the publishers.
For example if the move from 100 units to 150 units causes little change in the lead time for the product then fexibility is high. It covers how to implement project management best practices in ways that will encourage continual improvement of the supply chain. This volume introduces or emphasizes the supply chain management topics that have grown in visibility or prominence since the publication of the first edition. A partnership can seek to defne new space perhaps to implement a unique supply chain strategy. An example cited is cross-training employees to increase fexibility in their assignment.
Tey are groups of linked projects that share common goals funding or sponsorship. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Another driver arises from process innovation. But it is harder and harder to discern any diference between supply chain activities and value chain activi- ties. Tose who use a single supply chain design to serve several segments are at risk.
Only at that time may the organization make a coordinated efort to change—perhaps too little too late. It took years to achieve accurate bills. Its target segment is the buyer wanting stylish furniture and willing to put it together—or pay extra to have someone else do it. They must apply inspiration and perspiration in a structured, collaborative, and measurable approach that blends project management with supply chain management knowledge and practice. Activity-based costs also enable shared scorecards with trading partners. Tere are many alternatives for gathering and presenting the gathered information. By interpreting responses the surveyors reported three diferent sce- narios for supply chain versus supply chain competition: Scenario 1: Literally competing supply chain versus supply chain.
Te supply chain in Figure 4. Flow in the supply chain is two-way. But the beginning is a process-centered management focus with process defnitions that extend beyond the boundaries of the business unit. Examples are auto- mobiles computers life insurance policies and thirty-year mortgages. Each of the forty-two project management processes belongs to a knowledge area and a process group. In summary the examples portray three globalization-related drivers for supply chain projects: new sources new markets and rationalization.