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Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain

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Publisher Comments:

We often think of great battles as having been won by superior strategy, bravery, or weaponry. Often, however, the greatest battles are decided by a much more mundane factor: logistics.

Delivering the Goods looks at business logistics through the history of successful military logistical operations undertaken by leaders from Alexander the Great to General Norman Schwarzkopf, and offers practical guidance on applying proven logistical principles to your business.

Review:

"The supply chain is corporate America? s last frontier. Conquering it is the key to reducing costs and maximizing profits. Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander have done a remarkable job of demonstrating the importance of supply chain management to today? s business. They also show how the art of supply chain management evolved out of the military art of logistics, and how the most successful military leaders, from Alexander the Great on, were, for the most part, successful supply chain managers as well. Great reading and a must for any forward-looking business executive? s library." William "Gus" Pagonis, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (retired)

Review:

"Delivering the Goods is an important milestone in helping educate business executives in the importance of logistics. Schechter and Sander skillfully articulate both the historic and contemporary value of logistics, making the book a must-read for any executive looking to enhance customer satisfaction and reduce the cost of doing business." Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation Studies

Review:

"With Delivering the Goods, Schechter and Sander have taken a previously neglected aspect of business and shown how supply chain management can transform an enterprise. Using examples from military history and modern industry, they show conclusively that sound logistics and their Tri-Level View can improve any organization? s bottom line." David Kelley, CEO, IDEO Product Development, the creators of the Apple mouse

Review:

"Logistics is the basis ofstrategy in the business world, as well as the military. In Delivering the Goods, the authors accord it the importance it deserves." Sir John Keegan, bestselling author of The Face of Battle and A History of Warfare

Book News Annotation:

Consultant Schechter and writer Sander attribute the bursting of the dot.com bubble largely to neglect of the supply side of business, and the sales-based marketing philosophy that dominated American business during most of the postwar period. They begin by describing the origins of logistics as a military art, then explain its application to business.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

PRAISE FOR Delivering the Goods

"While it's difficult to top Sander's Pulitzer nomination and Schechter's Stanford degrees, we must gladly admit that your book ROCKS!"-Tom Peters Company

"The supply chain is corporate America’ s last frontier. Conquering it is the key to reducing costs and maximizing profits. Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander have done a remarkable job of demonstrating the importance of supply chain management to today’ s business. They also show how the art of supply chain management evolved out of the military art of logistics, and how the most successful military leaders, from Alexander the Great on, were, for the most part, successful supply chain managers as well. Great reading and a must for any forward-looking business executive’ s library."

– William "Gus" Pagonis, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain,

Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (retired)

"Delivering the Goods is an important milestone in helping educate busine executives in the importance of logistics. Schechter and Sander skillfully articulate both the historic and contemporary value of logistics, making the book a must-read for any executive looking to enhance customer satisfaction and reduce the cost of doing business."

– Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation Studies

"With Delivering the Goods, Schechter and Sander have taken a previously neglected aspect of business and shown how supply chain management can transform an enterprise. Using examples from military history and modern industry, they show conclusively that sound logistics and their Tri-Level View can improve any organization’ s bottom line."

– David Kelley, CEO, IDEO Product Development,

the creators of the Apple mouse

"Logistics is the basis of strategy in the business world, as well as the military. In Delivering the Goods, the authors accord it the importance it deserves."

– Sir John Keegan, bestselling author of The Face of Battle and A History of Warfare

About the Author

DAMON SCHECHTER is CEO of LOC Global, Inc., which helps corporations deal with the problems and challenges of moving goods from the factory to the marketplace to the consumer. Mr. Schechter was educated at Stanford University, from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in engineering. His Web site is at www.locglobal.com.

GORDON SANDER is a writer, editor, and historian. He is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, as well as the BBC. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He is the author of Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Sander was educated at Cornell University and has been a writer-in-residence at Cornell and other universities.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Prologue.

SECTION I: Supply and Command, A Journey through Time.

Chapter 1 War Is Logistics.

Chapter 2 To Forage or Not to Forage.

Chapter 3 The Arsenal of Democracy.

Chapter 4 The Soldier as Customer.

Chapter 5 Early Business Logistics:The South Sea Bubble and the Shipping Room Mob.

Chapter 6 Logistics and the Modern Corporate Battlefield.

SECTION II: Cracking the Code and Applying the Code.

Chapter 7 Getting Ready to View.

Chapter 8 Acquiring the View.

Chapter 9 Putting It All Together.

Chapter 10 The Kobacker Company.

Chapter 11 The U.S. Air Force.

Chapter 12 Sun Microsystems.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471211143
Subtitle:
The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain
With:
Sander, Gordon F.
Author:
Schechter, Damon
Author:
Sander, Gordon F.
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Business logistics
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Strategic management
Subject:
Business management
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-51
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
9.24x6.26x.99 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Review" by , "The supply chain is corporate America? s last frontier. Conquering it is the key to reducing costs and maximizing profits. Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander have done a remarkable job of demonstrating the importance of supply chain management to today? s business. They also show how the art of supply chain management evolved out of the military art of logistics, and how the most successful military leaders, from Alexander the Great on, were, for the most part, successful supply chain managers as well. Great reading and a must for any forward-looking business executive? s library." William "Gus" Pagonis, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (retired)
"Review" by , "Delivering the Goods is an important milestone in helping educate business executives in the importance of logistics. Schechter and Sander skillfully articulate both the historic and contemporary value of logistics, making the book a must-read for any executive looking to enhance customer satisfaction and reduce the cost of doing business."
"Review" by , "With Delivering the Goods, Schechter and Sander have taken a previously neglected aspect of business and shown how supply chain management can transform an enterprise. Using examples from military history and modern industry, they show conclusively that sound logistics and their Tri-Level View can improve any organization? s bottom line."
"Review" by , "Logistics is the basis ofstrategy in the business world, as well as the military. In Delivering the Goods, the authors accord it the importance it deserves."
"Synopsis" by , PRAISE FOR Delivering the Goods

"While it's difficult to top Sander's Pulitzer nomination and Schechter's Stanford degrees, we must gladly admit that your book ROCKS!"-Tom Peters Company

"The supply chain is corporate America’ s last frontier. Conquering it is the key to reducing costs and maximizing profits. Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander have done a remarkable job of demonstrating the importance of supply chain management to today’ s business. They also show how the art of supply chain management evolved out of the military art of logistics, and how the most successful military leaders, from Alexander the Great on, were, for the most part, successful supply chain managers as well. Great reading and a must for any forward-looking business executive’ s library."

– William "Gus" Pagonis, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain,

Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (retired)

"Delivering the Goods is an important milestone in helping educate busine executives in the importance of logistics. Schechter and Sander skillfully articulate both the historic and contemporary value of logistics, making the book a must-read for any executive looking to enhance customer satisfaction and reduce the cost of doing business."

– Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation Studies

"With Delivering the Goods, Schechter and Sander have taken a previously neglected aspect of business and shown how supply chain management can transform an enterprise. Using examples from military history and modern industry, they show conclusively that sound logistics and their Tri-Level View can improve any organization’ s bottom line."

– David Kelley, CEO, IDEO Product Development,

the creators of the Apple mouse

"Logistics is the basis of strategy in the business world, as well as the military. In Delivering the Goods, the authors accord it the importance it deserves."

– Sir John Keegan, bestselling author of The Face of Battle and A History of Warfare

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