Praise for The New Supply Chain Agenda

-William G. Pagonis, Lieutenant
General, U.S. Army (Ret), and former EVP of Supply Chain and President of Sears Logistics Services


“SHORT! CONCISE! and DYNAMIC!– must reading by all those working in the supply chain. An outstanding identification in one excellent and easy to read book of all the critical functions of the supply chain that must be integrated and resolved to achieve a first class and result-oriented supply chain. Great ideas and techniques are provided that will stimulate your thinking to assist in correcting your supply chain problems.
-William G. Pagonis, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret), and former EVP of Supply Chain and President of Sears Logistics Services

“Grounded on an extensive array of company data, the supply chain excellence model and advice in this book are of great value and use to supply chain professionals.”
-Hau Lee, Director of Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Thomas Professor of Operations, Information and Business, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

“Solid, practical advice with the authors showing how to develop an effective supply chain strategy using five pillars of excellence and how those are linked to the overall success of the company.”
-David B. Speer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Tool Works Inc.

“In this work, Slone, Dittmann and Mentzer capture the fundamental principles for business success that can apply to any industry. They cite the need for companies to establish world-class supply chains, which if executed properly, yield higher revenue by producing flawless delivery; reduce capital requirements through lower inventories and streamlined networks; reduce cost with more efficient operations; and delight customers by creating unique solutions. This book offers a universal business strategy, a roadmap that companies would do well to follow.”
-Mike Eskew, Former Chairman & CEO, UPS

“A great summary of how to leverage the supply chain to create economic value. The action steps at the end of each chapter are especially helpful. Very unique in using financial terminology to support enhancements in supply chain capabilities.”
-Steve Harmon, VP of Global Transportation for Kimberly Clark Corp.

“Supply chain efficiency is instrumental in customer, employee and share holder satisfaction. CEO involvement, not just lip service, is critical to supply chain success. Cross-functional synchronization that forms the basic fabric of supply chain efficiency is unnecessarily difficult without executive involvement. The authors demonstrate this eloquently with real world examples.”
-Sanjiv Sidhu, co-founder and former Chairman and CEO of i2 Technologies