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Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition:by James B. Ayers
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Supply chain management (SCM) disciplines have produced a flood of new concepts, methods, and tools; if applied wisely, they will improve results. A resource that weeds out and consolidates this new information will lower the business risk of implementing change.
Interpreting models and viewpoints from many fields into a supply chain context, Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition recommends a plan for acting on these insights, reducing confusion and making the work of supply chain managers both faster and more on target with the needs of their companies.
This volume introduces or emphasizes the supply chain management topics that have grown in visibility or prominence since the publication of the first edition. These include: drivers of supply chain change; project management approaches for executing supply chain change; globalization and supply chains; the importance of spheres (businesses within a business) in designing supply chains; the contribution of backbone/enabling processes within an organization; and the lean and six sigma movements and their implications for SCM.
Divided into four parts, this volume begins by providing an overview that traces the evolution of concepts that define SCM. It then establishes the role of SCM in improving operations and the ability of businesses to compete.
Section II confronts management with The Supply Chain Challenge, made up of five tasks that enable management to find solutions to problems and generate ideas for implementing a supply chain improvement project.
Section III describes how to perform critical supply chain improvement tasks, including activities that create a plan as well as tasks needed to implement the plan.
The book concludes with chapters devoted to case studies; each adds reality to theoretical frameworks. They illustrate successful and not-so-successful endeavors across the supply chain spectrum.
Continuing a best-selling tradition, the Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition features additional details of quality function, expanded coverage of the PDCA cycle, new emphasis on the sequencing of organization changes, and more information on demand-driven supply chain concepts. It explores techniques in strategic planning and operations, emphasizing changing supply chains and using case studies to illustrate applications of these techniques. The author also discusses multiple industries and services, manufacturing and distribution operations, product issues, knowledge management, software selection, lean enterprises, operational reduction, network modeling, QFD, and more.
Helping to make the work of supply chain managers both faster and more on target with the needs of their companies, this updated edition introduces or emphasizes such SCM topics as drivers of supply chain change; project management approaches for implementing supply chain change; globalization and supply chains; and much more.
Containing hundreds of tips and insights, this comprehensive Handbook describes how supply chain management has evolved. It explores how many of the techniques now popular in strategic planning and operations improvement will find new applications in managing supply chains. The book emphasizes changing supply chains rather than merely maintaining them and uses case studies to illustrate the application of these techniques
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