Fierce competition, globalisation and the permanent liberalisation of markets have changed the face of supply chains and operations drastically. Companies, which want to survive in a hostile environment, must establish the optimum combination of supply and operations. This book provides a holistic and practical approach to operations management 4.0 and supply management 4.0. It combines operations and supply best practices across the value chain. It explains comprehensively, how these new paradigms enable companies to concentrate on value-adding activities and processes to achieve a long-term sustainable and competitive advantage.
The book contains a variety of best practices, industry examples and case studies. Focusing on best-in-class examples, the book offers the ideal guide for any enterprise in operations and supply in order to achieve a competitive advantage across all business functions focusing on value-adding activities.