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The extended enterprise : gaining competitive advantage through collaborative supply chains / Edward W. Davis, Robert E. Spekman. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Davis, Edward W. (Edward Wilson), 1935-
Publication:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Financial Times/Prentice Hall, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxiv, 262 p. ) ill. ;
Edition:
1st edition
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Subjects:
Strategic alliances (Business).
Business networks.
Business logistics.
Competition.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
You can't compete and win alone. Today, constellations of firms ally against each other--and the firm that stands alone, may fail alone. Now there's a start-to-finish guide to the opportunities and challenges facing today's extended enterprise. In The Extended Enterprise, authors Edward W. Davis and Robert E. Spekman show why extended enterprises demand radically new buyer-supplier relationships, why traditional business structures inhibit alliances and partnerships, and how to develop the competencies your company needs right now. Drawing on extensive research and new case studies, you get realistic strategies for planning, building, and managing the extended enterprise. You'll learn how to decide when to partner and who to partner with; align processes to improve information flow; and especially, develop people who'll work well across organizational boundaries. Above all, the authors offer deep insight into the attitudinal and behavioral changes that are needed in order to rapidly achieve results and sustain them for the long term.
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Traditional views and where we have been
3. Supply chain planning: From past to present
4. Developing extended enterprise thinking
5. Outsourcing in the extended enterprise
6. Information systems and technology issues in the extended enterprise
7. Trust, the glue that binds the extended enterprise
8. Developing the extended enterprise
9. Metrics for extended enterprise performance measurement
10. Concluding remarks.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-255) and index.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Contributor:
Spekman, Robert E.
ISBN:
0-13-204456-0