Supply Management Beyond 2010: What We Must Know
Larry Giunipero, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P.
Larry Giunipero, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P., Florida State University, 850/644-8224; firstname.lastname@example.org
R. David Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P.
R. David Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P., Vice President Global Supply Management, Delphi Corporation, 248/813-2050; lynne.m.hagerman@Delphi.com
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., President, Kemp Enterprises, 515/221-2503; email@example.com
90th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2005 - San Antonio, TX
Supply management means creating and leading our supply chains to ensure continuity of supply, significantly enhanced service, total cost control and more involvement with suppliers or others to provide our customers unexpected results. The key concept is to understand the demands of the future and change the organization to meet those anticipated demands. Certainly, the current trends of globalization, e-commerce, cost management, drive to better productivity, professionalism, better supplier relations and the development of supply chains as competitive weapons will continue without abatement. But how will these and other forces affect supply management. This presentation identifies the organizational, technological, and behavioral changes that we must successfully complete in our supply management processes to best support the strategic logistic and supply needs of the modern firm beyond 2010. We will answer these questions, 1) What is our future after 2010, and 2) What do I need to learn now or in the next few years to best be ready for the future beyond 2010?