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Author of the bestselling text Supply Chain Management, John T. Mentzer's companion book Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management: Twelve Drivers of Competitive Advantage has been developed as a supplemental text for any course dealing with strategy and supply chains. Written in an entertaining, accessible style, Mentzer identifies twelve drivers of competitive advantage as clear strategic points managers can use in their companies. Research from more than 400 books, articles, and papers, as well as interviews with over fifty executives in major global companies, inform these twelve drivers. The roles of all of the traditional business functions—marketing, sales, logistics, information systems, finance, customer services, and management—in supply chain management are also addressed.

Not all Products are Created Equal
Not all products are created equal

Not all products contribute equally to the profitability of a company or a supply chain. In fact, ABC inventory analysis was developed on a variation of this principle—the idea that 80% of the profitability comes from only 20% of the products. Thus, A-class products are the 20% of the product line that contribute ...

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