"We intend to provide the most comprehensive coverage of supply chain management issues and establish
the means for professionals to engage in discussions related to achieving the highest possible
level of business performance."
- Charles Poirier, a Founding Member of the Advanced Supply Chain Institute
The Advanced Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) brings you products and service offerings
on Advanced Supply Chain Management and business process improvement. ASCI was established
to disseminate knowledge, consulting services, training, books, white papers, podcasts and other materials
pertinent to an organization's or individual's interest in moving a firm to higher levels of process
performance, through application of tested and proven supply chain and business process
management concepts. ASCI is dedicated to presenting leading edge ideas and advice on
how to position a business firm and its network allies as close to optimized conditions
The concepts, research, and findings supporting ASCI derive from Charles C. Poirier,
a premiere authority on supply chain management, and his business associates, all
accomplished professionals in their specific area of expertise. As the leading thinker
in this area, he provides the means to access the latest concepts and process
improvements through the most complete Advanced Supply Chain Management repository available today.
Using a contemporary business model, he will explain how to take any business to the next level
of performance and make improvements to the top line (revenues) as well as the bottom
line (through cost reduction to profits).
Contemporary Business Model
Using first hand knowledge, and not hearsay, the business model supported by ASCI
explains how leading firms have created large gaps in performance between themselves
and competitors, by developing and nurturing network relationships and using
collaboration and technology to dominate an industry or market segment. Finding the
hidden values that elude normal business relations is at the heart of this explanation,
as ASCI can take a firm from its current position to the most advanced level of supply
chain maturity, and beyond to reap the benefits of being part of a discernibly
superior networked enterprise.