e-Book – Supercharged Supply Chains

e-Book – Supercharged Supply Chains




e-Book Version

Supercharged Supply Chains
Discover Unparalleled Business Planning and Execution Practices

By James G. Correll, Lloyd C. Snowden, and James Bentzley

This book provides authoritative guidance on effective supply chain management. Written by the experts at Oliver Wight, a leading global consultancy firm, the book gives readers a clear understanding of what is required to operate at a high rate of proficiency, what is known as Class A Excellence.

The best practice principles presented in the book are supported by practical examples and cases that demonstrate why typical approaches fail and why Unparalleled Business Planning and Execution Practices succeed.

Based on the popular Oliver Wight course that focuses on Unparalleled Business and Execution processes, the book is designed to put companies on track to successfully operate Business Excellence Planning. Readers get a contemporary view of Supply Chain Management processes and learn about new technology for implementing solutions. They are also presented with change methods that address the people and behaviors vital to supply chain operations.

Topics addressed in the book include demand planning, Integrated Business Planning (Advanced S&OP), master scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity planning, data accuracy, factory scheduling supplier planning, process implementation, business improvement approaches, new technologies, and more. Read this companion article to understand more about all aspects of a business and its time horizons and their need to be integrated.

Focusing on the practices that have boosted the health of supply chains for more than 25 years, this invaluable book:

  • Describes how Business Excellence Practices resolve common problems encountered in operating a supply chain
  • Provides strategies and methods to significantly improve customer service, financial performance, and business growth
  • Identifies when and how Unparalleled Planning and Execution Practices should be applied
  • Guarantees success when the recommendations made in the book are followed diligently

Supercharged Supply Chains: Discover Unparalleled Business Planning and Execution Practices is essential reading for all executives, and anyone involved in demand planning, supply planning, scheduling, inventory control, finance, production, purchasing, and management of supply chains. The book gives readers a thorough description of the entire supply chain and goes into great detail regarding each element that makes up the supply chain. It also explains in depth how all functions of a company play an important role in Business Excellence Planning to drive high-performing supply chains.

Also available in hard cover format.

What customers say:

“Supercharged Supply Chains is comprehensive and truthfully an excellent book. Being very well structured and written, I have enjoyed reading it and have learned a lot, in spite designing and running the IBP process for 6 years.

It covers in great detail all aspects of the transformation journey all companies (need to) take to increase their profitability, cash flow and service levels, reduce surprises, deliver strategy and generally thrive in this VUCA world. Concepts, procedures, and real-life examples presented, “just” (believe me, this is much easier said than done, but it is worth it) need to be put in action. From strong emphasis on basic master data accuracy (needed not only for this process), initial leadership education, developing and empowering people along the way, designing and sticking to processes and, only in the end, to applying tools (software), with appropriate and frequent training, to those processes. 

If you combine knowledge gained from reading this book with several Oliver Wight public or in-house workshops, and, I cannot stress this enough, CEOs / President’s, not support, but true ownership, I am positive you are going to gain all benefits from this formal and structured, common sense, process.

This book is a must read for all top business leaders (CEOs & Presidents) and S&OP & IBP process managers.

Big thank you to the authors, especially, Lloyd C. Snowden, and complete Oliver Wight organization. This work is so inspirational, and it is going to help me defending and improving the IBP process in my organization.”
– Nenad Vukovic, Senior BU Manager, BI & IBP, Leggett & Platt International Bedding

“As President of two separate turnarounds, we implemented Business Excellence Planning, as described in this book, enabling us to focus, prioritize and execute the long-term vision of each, resulting in improved customer service levels from 73% to 99%, but with 31% less inventory. Financial projections consistently improved, and our customer relationships were significantly enhanced.”
—Douglas Strohmeier, President, Covidien Ltd. and TE Connectivity Ltd.

“Supercharged is a clear route to hyper-conductivity in your supply chain. This book details real-life scenarios of extremely common business hazards. More important are the step-by-step, detailed maps to resolution. With this book and great leadership, an organization can plan better those resources most critical to them.”
—Charlie Aspden, Head of S&OP, Hunter Boots

“Supercharged is a great read for leaders who need to do a much better job of sharing their vision for a well-run company. It is complete with real-life examples to support the technical aspects of supply chain management. I will reference this book in future APICS courses, professional meetings, and at colleges, I lecture or teach at.”
—Hank Barr, APICS Recognized Master Instructor, CPIM-F, CSCP, CLTD; APICS

“Using the practices described in this book, as VP of Finance at three different companies, we delivered incredible results in each business. Following the fully integrated process outlined in this book, any company can improve their profits and cash flow.”
—John Frisco, VP Finance, Tyco Flow Control, Covidien Ltd., and TE Connectivity Ltd.

“Supercharged Supply Chains is an essential reference for business leaders, supply chain managers, and students alike. It explores the development and integration of supply chains through changes and innovations to manufacturing operations and systems. It provides examples of many applications and supply chains from the authors’ experiences, providing invaluable insights for students. The book is ideally suited for under and postgraduate university programs, which I look forward to using at the University of Washington.”
—Dr. Jim West, Professor, School of Engineering and Technology; University of Washington, Tacoma

Having worked with several global supply chains that required significant improvement through my career, I have looked for methodologies that explained not only fundamentals and best practices, but also pragmatic approaches on how to quickly implement them step-by-step.  This is the book that does that – it explains how to go about making those changes in detail, and as a bonus, it includes the ‘war stories’ that explain the common missteps that organizations make in their supply chains, the importance of getting things corrected and ultimately these stories help win over the hearts and minds of all the supply chain functions along the way.  Bottom line – if you want to identify the gaps in your supply chain and fix them quickly, this is the book for you. —Jeff Sears, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at DJO Global

“I’ve been in the IT area for more than 20 years with the last 14+ years as a Software Selection Consultant and Senior Project Manager for Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) overseeing implementations of ERPs and other software solutions at dozens of Fortune 500 companies. This book is by far the best approach that I’ve seen to ensure that companies get the payback they expect on their Supply Chain software investments. ”  —Nasser Tehrani, Senior Delivery Project Manager for Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)