Summary of E-Supply Chain

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Charles C. Poirier and Michael J. Bauer assert that the future of the American company will resemble an Internet version of the Japanese Keiretsu, interlocked firms within firms. This new value chain constellation - which shares buying, selling and customer information in real time - will offer advantages and services that no single company could ever hope to match working solo. predicts that this will become a necessary textbook for any CEO or CPO who wants to maximize profits via supply chain optimization.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How companies are using the Internet to redesign their supply chains;
  • The benefits, including cost savings and increased efficiency, that companies derive from the e-supply chain strategy, and
  • How to create an e-supply chain for your own organization.

About the Authors

Charles C. Poirier is a partner in the CSC National Supply Chain Practice and is an expert on supply chain management. An industry veteran with nearly 40 years experience, he served as CEO of a $450 million enterprise. Michael J. Bauer is a partner in CSC’s Electronic Commerce Practice. He has worked with many companies worldwide to help them add value, increase marketability and raise profitability across business practices.



A Tsunami-like change is overtaking global business - an irresistible force of communication called the Internet. Because of the Internet, businesses will have to change fundamentally. A new breed of leaders now must work to find ways to link their companies’ supply chains into...

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