of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition
640 pages, ISBN: 0849331609, Cat. #: AU3160
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Continuing a best-selling tradition, the Handbook of Supply Chain
Management, Second Edition features additional details of quality
function deployment or QFD, expanded coverage of the PDCA cycle, new
emphasis on the sequencing of organization changes, supply chain project
management, 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, and more.
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.
information, download our 4-page descriptive brochure
and our summary of
Practices, Concepts & Tools.
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. 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.
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.
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.