CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 24, 2018
Forward Thinking

New book addresses how to build a supply chain roadmap

In a follow-up to his popular article in CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Hernán David Perez explains how to align supply chains with business strategies.

Published in 2013, "Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?" is one of the most popular articles ever published in CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. Now the author, Hernán David Perez, has expanded on the ideas in that article in a new book. Supply Chain Roadmap: Aligning supply chain with business strategy describes in detail how managers can answer the question of which type of supply chain is best for their business.

In the book, Perez, a supply chain manager at a major home remodeling chain in Latin America and an adjunct professor of supply chain and operations management, outlines a method for gathering information about an organization's business environment, its competitive positioning, and its current supply chain profile in order to develop a supply chain strategy that can be characterized in the form of a business roadmap.

The book describes a four-step approach to constructing a supply chain map: 1) identify the supply chains operating within an organization and segment the scope of each of them; 2) understand the supply chains' business framework, value, and processes; 3) evaluate the best supply chain "archetype" for each of the company's supply chains; and 4) redesign and redeploy the supply chain to match that archetype.

Published by the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, the book is available from in both paperback and electronic editions.

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