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By David Frederick Ross (auth.)

SCM is without doubt one of the preferred subject matters in production and distribution, and prefer JIT and TQC it calls for a company dedication. This publication presents either primary ideas of SCM in addition to a suite of instructions to aid in functional software of SCM. it will likely be one of many first books out there that offers completely with SCM and its program. Readers within the educational, administration sciences, revenues, advertising and executive environments will locate this booklet of specific interest.

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The following areas of SCM afford significant opportunity for future productive research: 1. SCM Theory • Developing SCM strategies. Although the operations aspects of SCM have come under close scrutiny from a variety of directions, the subject of SCM strategy has received little or no attention. Significant research needs to be undertaken on the integration of SCM with company marketing, financial, manufacturing, and logistics strategies. Research should include defining the procedures for developing intercompany SCM strategies and what form an effective SCM strategic plan should take.

The scenario goes something like this. Competition is played out on the battlefield of markets, where individual companies employ the weapons of product and service quality, price, and delivery in the struggle for supremacy. Successful companies compete by designing, marketing, manufacturing, and distributing families of low-cost, mass-produced goods and services that enable them to win out against potential rivals. Profits provide capital for product and process improvement. Marketshare is then solidified and extended by listening to the "voice of the customer" and refining superlative logistics functions that further shrink costs and cycle times.

How can inventory planners across the channel make optimum use of channel ordering systems? What are the limits of these systems and what new techniques can expand the scope of channel inventory management? Another important area for research in this area is the implementation of continuous replenishment techniques and their impact on channel organizations and productivities. • Customer order management. Today's integrated supply channel requires world-class customer order management systems. These systems should provide for the synchronization of inventory supply and customer demand.

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