Business Plan, Supply Chain Strategy, Collaboration Relationships

The following topics are discussed in this section: Business Plan A business plan is a written document that describes the overall direction of the firm and what it wants to become in future. (Definition) Business Plan is a statement if long-range strategy and revenue, cost and profit objectives usually accompanied by budgets, a projected balance Read More

Organizational Strategy

The following topics are discussed under this section: Goals of Organizational Strategy Whatever strategy the corporation adopts to satisfy customers, grow, compete, organize itself and make money the supply chain has to operate in a manner that furthers those goals. Four types of organizational strategy: Customer focus and alignment Forecast driven enterprise Demand driven enterprise Read More

Business Strategy and Competitive Advantages

Following topics are discussed in this section: Business Strategy Least cost relates to a lower cost flow than competition for an otherwise equivalent product or service. Differentiation relates to a product or service with more features, options or models than the competitive. Focus relates to weather the product or service is designed for a broad Read More

Supply Chain Alignment with Business Strategy

(Definition) Strategic Plan is a plan that describes how to marshal and determine actions to support the mission, goals and objectives of an organization. It generally includes an organization’s explicit mission, goals and objectives and the specific actions needed to achieve those goals and objectives. The supply chain strategy is a complex and evolving means Read More

Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)

Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR®) is a way to integrate the elements of demand management among supply chain partners. CPFR is: A collaborative process whereby supply chain trading partners can jointly plan key supply chain activities from production and delivery of raw materials to production and delivery of final products to end customers. Collaboration Read More

Linkages to Match Organizational Strategy

Planning Demand (fixed high capacity strategy) The organizational strategy is to meet demand to the maximum extent possible by providing the necessary capacity to meet peak demand at any time. Ensuring that capacity will be available requires a focus on planning demand, especially in terms of long-term planning. Such a strategy could be pursued if Read More