Chain Project Management, 2nd edition
A Structured Collaborative and Measurable
James B. Ayers
Auerbach Publications, 2010
640 pages, ISBN:
Cat. #: AU3929
available workshop for implementation teams is based on the concepts and
best practices in Supply Chain
and execution are the goals of best-performing managers in
markets. It is no longer sufficient to devise sophisticated strategies
that are impractical or impossible to implement. Supply chain management (SCM) makes even
greater demands. Multicompany, multi-national, and multi-cultural supply
chains make a disciplined approach even
more a necessity. Supply Chain
Project Management provides a blueprint for managers who need to
manage these complex supply chains.
explains SCM in the 21st Century, including the seven
drivers of supply chain change. These drivers include the most important
aspect of a supply chain’s design – flexibility.
Project Management and SCM, describes the role of project management
disciplines in designing and improving supply chains. For guidance, the
book turns to the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge, or PMBOK®
Guide. The book explores the nine PMBOK knowledge areas in terms of the
demand SCM places on each. Section II also encourages use of a
self-assessment tool from Harold Kerzner, an influential expert on
project management. This “maturity model” measures an organization’s
progress in using project management to implement change.
Section II topics include the various supply chain modeling
approaches and “lessons
learned” about the root causes for project failures from information
technology projects. An expanded session explains the ways technology
practitioners address the project management challenges faced by
those chartered to create or redesign supply chains.
Supply Chain Management Project Processes, provides detailed templates
for readers’ application to their own supply chains. The processes
include supply chain strategy development, building cross department and
inter-company relationships, and improving supply chain efficiency. Each
description shows how the reader can assess where they stand in making
SCM a competitive weapon for their companies.
An ample glossary and bibliography provide
additional tools and techniques. Click
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