Supply Chain Collaboration
Ronald K. Ireland, a recognized pioneer in the field, explores what it takes to develop successful supply chain collaboration relationships. This ‘how to” book reviews the industry standards and best practices and describes how these standards and practices can and should be adopted. Ron explores the benefits, costs, and risks, including what companies give up when they don’t collaborate, the risk of not integrating trading partner data into the demand planning and sales and operations planning processes, and what it takes to develop true win-win relationships.
- Why is supply chain collaboration important?
- Why did Wal-Mart, led by the author Ron Ireland, embark on the Supply Chain Collaboration path leading to sponsor the industry CPFR standard?
- Examples of Supply Chain Collaboration from a Wal-Mart point of view and from a supplier of Wal-Mart’s point of view
- What is Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment CPFR?
- How do you implement CPFR?
- What is the technology used for supply chain collaboration including functions and features of the leading software solutions?
- How do you integrate trading partner data in to your internal execution processing?
- How do you assess your readiness as well as your trading partner’s readiness for supply chain collaboration?
- The Supply Chain Collaboration Proven Path
Written by Ron Ireland, a leading consultant with Oliver Wight and one of the pioneers in Supply Chain Partner Collaboration and widely recognized as one of the “fathers” of CPFR, and Colleen Crum, a leading consultant with Oliver Wight Americas and experienced teacher of forecasting and demand management.
CPFR® is a Registered Trademark of the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS) Association.
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Ronald Ireland with Colleen Crum