Supply Chain Vector

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Methods for Linking Execution of Global Business Models with Financial Performance
By Daniel L. Gardner
Hardcover, 6×9, 272 pages
ISBN: 1-932159-23-1
February 2004
Co-Published with APICS

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This cutting-edge book clearly defines global supply chain management and logistics and articulates what it takes to be successful on the international stage. Supply Chain Vector represents a unique combination of theory and front-line practice that creates clear links between supply chain tactics and financial performance. It focuses on the relationships between lead time, landed costs, inventory levels and the results found in the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement as key elements for long-term success. While it emphasizes the role of individual departments, it defines SCM as the holistic blending of functional areas and the collective impact all areas have on the value proposition of the organization.

Key Features

  • Presents solutions based on up-to-date material and direct experience with global manufacturers
  • Creates a clear link between tactical execution and financial results
  • Analyses ROI, the operating cycle, and the true meaning of the cash flow statement in detail
  • Offers 19 different financial methods to measure supply chain performance, provides specific operational examples of each, and traces these operational tactics through the entire supply chain to financial results
  • Draws on best practices such as Quick Response and Efficient Consumer Response from the retail sector and demonstrates how they can be applied to a manufacturing environment.
  • Analyzes globalization, outsourcing, and governmental policy within the context of how modern business practices have evolved over the last century
  • WAV offers free downloadable financial measurement and Six Sigma tools for global supply chains, incoterms, an international documentation checklist, and a glossary of international trade terms—available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at

About the author(s)

Daniel L. Gardner, CPIM, President, Latin America Division, Exel Global Logistics, has more than 17 years experience in the Third Party Logistics Business spanning a variety of industries and geographies across supply chains. He is a published author and active speaker. Mr. Gardner previously distinguished himself as a Professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management at both the University of Miami and Florida International University Graduate Business Schools, where he continues to hold adjunct professor status.

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