CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 22, 2018
Forward Thinking

New book shows how to build a supply chain roadmap

A book by Supply Chain Quarterly contributor Hernán David Pérez expands on his popular article, "Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?"

One of the most popular articles ever published in CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly is "Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?" Now the author of that article, Hernán David Pérez, has expanded on his ideas 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, Pérez, a supply chain manager in Colombia 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.

The book is available from in both paperback and electronic editions.

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