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, HernÃ¡n David PÃ©rez, 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, PÃ©rez, 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 Amazon.com in both paperback and electronic editions.