Creating Value Networks; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 16


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The business challenges facing enterprises have led them to transform their supply chains. A value network is a form of restructuring that expands the enterprise scope without investing in new operations.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Supply Chains and Value Networks
      • 1.1 Anatomy of a Value Network
      • 1.2 Forge the supply chain into a value network and create new opportunities
      • 1.3 Every enterprise has a supply chain; its foundation for a value network
      • 1.4 Make the value network within your supply chains explicit
    • 2.0 Value networks require new combinations of information, process and behavior
    • 3.0 Value networks address complex business challenges
      • 3.1 Identify the opportunities for value network innovations
      • 3.2 Case Study: Transport for London—Coordinating a Network Involving Millions
      • 3.3 Case Study: Obama for America—Using networks to redefine participatory politics
      • 3.4 Determine your readiness to form or participate in a value network
      • 3.5 A value network extends the enterprise by turning it inside out
    • 4.0 Building the Value Chain
    • 5.0 Conclusions
      • 5.1 CIO Call for Action
      • 5.2 Conclusions
    • 6.0 Case Studies
      • 6.1 Case Study: BNSF Railway—Delivering performance across a network of networks using information and processes
      • 6.2 Case Study: Chiquita Brands—Synchronizing the supply chain at speed
      • 6.3 Case Study: Guardian News & Media—Transforming from a direct to a digital value network
      • 6.4 Case Study: Hong Kong Housing Authority—Getting results by changing behavior
      • 6.5 Case Study: The Mahindra Group—Closing the supply chain loop
  • Recommended Reading
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