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Lean and Agile Value Chain Management

1st Edition

A Guide to the Next Level of Improvement

Ehap H. Sabri and Salim N. Shaikh
eISBN-13: 9781604276831

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"This book brings practical proven tactics and step-by-step guidance into every aspect of value chain process redesign, giving business professionals a comprehensive framework for driving out costs, improving market share, and gaining a competitive advantage."

Michael Beitler, Ph.D., Author of Strategic Organizational Change

One of the biggest challenges for companies in todays competitive environment is to get products to customers when and where they need it, exactly the way they want it, with a competitive price and in a cost effective manner. Managing the value chain is becoming more complicated because of globalization, outsourcing, the need for shorter time to market, and the requirements for greater responsiveness and flexibility due to customer changes.

Although the benefits of applying lean concepts or improving the flexibility of a value chain are clear and desperately needed in todays competitive environment, none of the current literature provides guidance on how to do this. Lean and Agile Value Chain Management fills that gap by providing a breakthrough start-to-finish roadmap for organizations to implement a lean and agile value chain transformation program successfully. It brings together the fields latest advances and offers practical, proven tactics and detailed guidance into every aspect of value chain process redesign, including mapping the existing process, intelligently leveraging new technologies, building a strategy for strengthening the relationship with suppliers and customers, identifying comprehensive related metrics, and much more.


--Provides an executive review on how lean & agile value chain (LAVC) principles and enablers can help companies address todays challenges and gain a competitive advantage
--Gives business professionals a comprehensive framework for reducing costs and lead time, improving flexibility, eliminating non-value added activities, and optimizing the transformation program to becoming lean and agile
--Explains how to build LAVC strategies and enable their leading-edge technologies
--Presents strategies for senior managers to use in planning for transformation programs
--Supplies middle managers the tools to effectively manage and implement best practices
--WAV includes cases studies, industry success stories, sample project plans, and lessons learned applicable to most any industry available from the Web Added ValueTM Download Resource Center at

About the Authors

Ehap Sabri, Ph.D, CFPIM, is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and workshop leader sought after for his expertise in strategy development and supply chain management. Dr. Sabri has held a variety of advisory roles and provided consulting services for several Fortune 100 companies. He has worked with Caterpillar, IBM, Cummins, Toshiba, Vanity Fair, and Sprint to develop and implement best-practice strategies and processes to derive value and significant cost reductions. Dr. Sabris book, Purchase Order Management Best Practices, is required reading in several MBA programs. He has also authored numerous book chapters and journal publications that give readers fresh insights into todays business and economic challenges. Ehap has a doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas and the University of TexasDallas for the MBA and Ph.D. Programs. Dr. Sabri also serves as the board president for a nonprofit public charter school. For questions, or to schedule a workshop or a training session, please contact him at

Salim Shaikh, CPIM, CSCP has a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of TexasDallas. Salim has had a distinguished academic career and has maintained a constant pursuit of academic excellence by winning several awards and scholarships. He has 12 years of professional experience in management consulting, process improvement, project management, software development, advance planning and scheduling, and e-business solutions across several industries. As a management consultant, Salim has also provided training to several Fortune 500 companies, including Texas Instruments, Daimler Chrysler, Pepsi, Dell, IBM, Toshiba, Dillards, Sony Entertainment, and Dole Foods, and has a proven record of success in adding value and achieving cost reductions. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Solution Architect at i2 Technologies in Dallas, Texas, which is viewed as a leader in solving supply chain and e-business problems. Salim has led training sessions and workshops on supply chain management for the faculty of the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University, Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Smurfit School of Business at University CollegeDublin, and the National University of Singapore. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of TexasDallas and the University of Dallas.

Sold By J. Ross Publishing
ISBNs 9781604270259, 9781604276831
Publish Year 2010
Language English
Number of Pages 473
Edition 1st