Supply Chain Excellence: Tactics to Minimize Costs and Enhance Quality

News - August 6, 2004
Increasing emphasis on superior quality and the crucial bottom-line is compelling world-class companies to implement build-to-order/mass customization principles. Dramatic inventory reduction principles and speedy distribution systems are additional key elements of their strategic supply chain management, according to research and consulting firm Best Practices, LLC.

Companies like the Raytheon Company, whose Missile Systems business won the 2004 Global Award for Supply Chain Excellence in the Industrial Division, use Best Practices, LLC's benchmarking metrics and networking to compare their own performance against top companies and to learn and share best practices to achieve excellence.

Designed to further assist supply chain executives, a Supply Chain Research Bundle priced at $899.95 is available at

Topics covered in the Supply Chain Research Bundle include:

  • Managing Supplier Performance
  • Inventory and Cash Management and Supply Chain Productivity Initiatives
  • Using Technology to Manage Your Supply Chain
  • Measuring Order-to-Cash (OTC) Cycle Times to Enhance Customer