Summary of The Supply-Based Advantage
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Stephen C. Rogers enjoyed a 30-year career at Procter & Gamble, and he offers everything he learned about maximizing supplier relationships in this tome. His book is for dedicated supply chain management professionals. Rogers enlivens it with personal stories, industry case studies and fascinating research. Long descriptions of supply chain strategy, processes and contingencies slow the reading down for the half-interested. However, getAbstract regards Rogers’s efforts as a graduate school class for those fascinated with the topic and for professionals who want to sharpen their knowledge. So if you are importing coffee from Africa and you want to maximize your suppliers’ contributions, pour yourself a cup and get comfortable.
In this summary, you will learn
- How improved supply chain management can give your company a “sustained competitive advantage”;
- How to make suppliers your allies; and
- Which corporate departments help – and which hinder – supply management.
About the Author
Stephen C. Rogers, an adjunct professor at Xavier University, spent 30 years at Procter & Gamble.