Book Description: Increase efficiency and profitability with a smart supply chain strategy A company's supply chain controls approximately 60% of its total costs--yet few organizations integrate supply chains as a key element in their business strategy. Supply Chain Transformation gives you everything you need to integrate supply chain activities throughout all departments and increase shareholder value by improving the flow of materials and information. It presents an eight-step process for creating an efficient supply chain strategy that addresses everything from conducting comprehensive SWOT and competitive supply chain analyses to new technologies and winning organizational acceptance. Dr. J. Paul Dittmann is the Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee. He has held positions such as Vice President, Logistics for North America; Vice President, Global Logistics Systems; and Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Projects, and Systems for the Whirlpool Corporation.