Transforming Supply Chains - Realign your business to better serve customers in a disruptive world (Gattorna & Ellis)
Reinvent your supply chain from the outside in – leverage customer insight, heuristics and digital tools to meet rising expectations and adapt in a volatile world.
Published 2020, FT Publishing Financial Times
Customers have become increasingly demanding, and the operating environment has become more turbulent and complex. Mature companies wishing to survive and thrive in the coming decades must transform themselves to become flexible and market responsive. They need to reconsider their traditional supply chains and find ways to increase the clockspeed of their operation and their decision making without creating more complexity for their staff and partners.
But where to start this transformation journey? Most of the world’s largest corporations have logistics networks and supply chains that have evolved over time, many based around systems that drive a ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy, which does not fit anymore. And most have not kept up with the changing cadence of their markets.
This book describes the path to a different paradigm; where a set of tailored supply chains are used for in-built flexibility and adaption as the world changes, and where internal capabilities and digital capabilities are consciously aligned with the customers and strategies they serve.
Transforming Supply Chains builds on John Gattorna’s seminal Dynamic Alignment framework; and he and his long-term collaborator Deborah Ellis review the analytics and decision-making tools needed to be effective in the digital age. Case Studies of organisations that excel using the ‘outside-in’ paradigm that they describe are scattered throughout the book; as are a series of prompts to help ‘kick start your thinking’ about your own transformation path.
Dynamic Supply Chains: How to design, build and manage people-centric value networks (Gattorna)
Published 2015, FT Publishing Financial Times
Are your supply chains equipped to compete for a faster, more flexible future? Supply chains are not just part of your business: in many ways they are your business. They are made up of living, active people, and to really get supply chains right you need to capture the dynamism that people can bring to the flow of goods and services, both inside and outside your business.
In this third edition of Dynamic Supply Chains, renowned international expert John Gattorna gives you a practical and effective new model for supply chains that will help you get closer to your customers and suppliers, and set your business on a new path to growth. John’s ‘outside-in’ philosophy is based on ‘Design Thinking’ principles, underpinned by business analytics, visualization, and the passion to get things done. This is indeed, supply chains by design.
Dynamic Supply Chains: delivering value through people
Published 2011, FT Prentice Hall, London and FT Press, New Jersey
This new book follows on from John Gattorna's highly acclaimed book, Living Supply Chains (FT Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2006). The book emphasises the critical need for a radically different business model post-GFC, and offers 'dynamic alignment' as that model.
The primary focus is on re-interpreting customers' differing expectations, and using this insight as the frame-of-reference to design the internal cultural capability to respond in the most appropriate ways. The ultimate aim is to eliminate over-servicing and reward those customers currently being under-serviced.
Four generic supply chain types are identified and described in detail, on both the demand- and supply–sides. With regard to the supply-side, the aim is to reconnect suppliers to enterprise chains rather than operating with separate procurement strategies, unconnected to the front-end. New ways of segmenting suppliers are suggested, which are quite different to conventional methods.
In the end, Gattorna identifies and describes a limited number of 'hybrid' supply chain configurations that he amply demonstrates with real examples, and in the process de-mystifies much of the complexity that has built up in contemporary supply chains.
This is a book for the C-level, watch out for it!
Dynamic Supply Chains - Dynamiczne Łańcuchy dostaw
Published 2013, EuroLogistics, Warsaw (Polish Edition)
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"From the book we can gain knowledge that a competition advantage can be build through implementation of set of logistics strategies which combine hydride solutions for various circumstances on both sides’ sale and supply. A dynamic of solutions which are implementing depends on people. John Gattorna says interchangeably – a dynamic which leads to success of organization can be reach when people live their standards’ roles and tasks in organization and they demonstrate skills for creative join-action and they know how to win proper people for cooperation."
Prof. Wojciech Paprocki, Warsaw School of Economics, POLAND
"A key for understanding of essence of supply chains is an awareness that supply chains means something more than warehouse, transport and technology. Indeed it is people who drive a fundamental for the company dynamic supply chains. We face still very often a lack of understanding that the key for success lies in holistic approach for supply chain. It means we have to get rid of egoism, confrontation attitudes with suppliers, internal competition with suppliers and consumers and stop trying shift for suppliers and consumers costs and risks. This book is worth to read because readers will find an answer what such thinking means and how it would affect our organization."
Ph.D. Ireneusz Fechner, Chancellor of School of Logistics in Poznan, POLAND
Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment
Published 2009, Gower Publishing, London
A New Business Model for Peak Performance in Enterprise Supply Chains Across All Geographies
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(Jan Husdal is a researcher with the Transport Economics Research Group at Møreforsking Molde/Molde Research Institute in Molde, Norway, where he is engaged in transport modelling, and cost-benefit evaluations of infrastructure projects)
Living Supply Chains - Cadenas de Abastecimiento Dinámicas
Cómo movilizar la empresa alrededor de lo que los clientes quieren.
Ecoe Ediciones, Bogota, Colombia
Published 2010 (Spanish Edition)
Living Supply Chains - Alinhamento Dinâmico de Cadeias de Valor
São Paulo: Pearson Education, 2009. (Portuguese Edition)
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Living Supply Chains: How to mobilize the enterprise around delivering what your customers want
Published 2006, FT Prentice Hall, London
Despite the accumulated body of knowledge and practical experience of the last 50 years, we are still largely ignorant about the underlying mechanisms at work in corporate logistics networks, and by extension, supply chains.
This continuing situation is leading to diminished or unfulfilled performance at best, and large-scale failures of transformational programs at worst, all evident in the pages of the world's business and financial Press on a daily basis.
The missing 'ingredient' in this whole-of-enterprise performance equation is the pivotal role played by humans, both on the outside (in the form of customers/end users/consumers), and on the inside (in the form of Boards, management and employees).
However, simply knowing more about human behavior in vacuo is not enough; rather, it is the linkages and interactions between the 'hard' tangible assets and resources of an enterprise, and the 'softer' human side that must be more fully comprehended and operationalized.
This book is designed to fill the void in our knowledge by providing a robust framework that links customers/markets, operational strategy, cultural capability, and the leadership style of the enterprise.