This is the eBook version of the study guide to support your studies for the elective module Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain which forms part of the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification.
Competitive advantage is associated with the processes and procedures that an organisation has at its disposal to outperform its competitors. Many organisations see their supply chains as a significant source of achieving competitive advantage. It is therefore important that those with responsibility for managing the supply chain have a clear understanding of the approaches and techniques that are available to leverage the supply chain to achieve competitive advantage. This module is designed for such managers responsible for formulating plans and approaches to achieve competitive advantage for their organisations through the supply chain.