Author: Michael H. Hugos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Business & Economics
The latest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies to stay current in supply chain management Presenting the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise and easily readable style, the Third Edition of Essentials of Supply Chain Management outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management. Shows how to utilize technology to boost efficiency and responsiveness Introduces new material on the latest technology and practices available for supply chain management Offers new cases and executive interviews throughout the book Written by author of Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing Creating an effective supply chain is key to staying ahead in today's complex market. The Third Edition provides the tools, guidance, and examples to help maximize business performance and create competitive advantage.
The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company – in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain. Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strategy: customer relation management, interactive information support, production optimization and process development, vision, strategy and operations management, and human resources and resource allocation. Growing out of a successful course given by the International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, and by the Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (ENPC), the purpose of this book is to present a methodology allowing the reader to understand and act based on the critical factors embedded in the design of strategy. Concepts are thus combined with practical examples. Transversal vision and detailed case studies highlight the main themes of modern logistics and daily preoccupations of logisticians. The book is addressed to all professionals of logistics: managers, planners and engineers; as well as to graduate students specializing in the field.
Author: Hokey Min
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2015-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics
This is today's indispensable introduction to supply chain management for today's students and tomorrow's managers – not yesterday's! Prof. Hokey Min focuses on modern business strategies and applications – transcending obsolete logistics- and purchasing-driven approaches still found in many competitive books. Focusing on outcomes throughout, The Essentials of Supply Chain Management shows how to achieve continuous organizational success by applying modern supply chain concepts. Reflecting his extensive recent experience working with leading executives and managers, Min teaches highly-effective methods for supply chain thinking and problem-solving. You'll master an integrated Total System Approach that places functions like inventory control and transportation squarely in context, helping you smoothly integrate internal and external functions, and establish effective inter-firm cooperation and strategic alliances across complex supply chains. Coverage includes: Understanding modern sourcing, logistics, operations, sales, and marketing – and how they fit together Using modern supply chain methods to improve customer satisfaction and quality Working with cutting-edge supply chain technology and metrics Moving towards greater sustainability and more effective risk management Working with core analytical tools to evaluate supply chain practices and measure performance Legal, ethical, cultural, and environmental/sustainability aspects of modern supply chain operations How to build a career in global supply chain management The Essentials of Supply Chain Management will be an indispensable resource for all graduate and undergraduate students in supply chain management, and for every practitioner pursuing professional certification or executive education in the field.
Are assumptions made in Supply-chain risk management stated explicitly? What are the long-term Supply-chain risk management goals? Are there Supply-chain risk management problems defined? Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Supply-chain risk management? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project? What would be the goal or target for a Supply-chain risk management's improvement team? This breakthrough Supply-chain risk management self-assessment will make you the credible Supply-chain risk management domain auditor by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Supply-chain risk management challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Supply-chain risk management work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Supply-chain risk management task and that every Supply-chain risk management outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Supply-chain risk management opportunity costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Supply-chain risk management advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Supply-chain risk management essentials are covered, from every angle: the Supply-chain risk management self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the business/project activities and processes so that Supply-chain risk management outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Supply-chain risk management practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the uncommon elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Supply-chain risk management are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Supply-chain risk management self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.
Author: Philippe Wieser
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business logistics
The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company - in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain.Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strategy: customer relation management, interactive information support, production optimization and process development, vision, strategy and operations management, and human resources and resource allocation. Growing out of a successful course given by the International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, and by the Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (ENPC), the purpose of this book is to present a methodology allowing the reader to understand and act based on the critical factors embedded in the design of strategy. Concepts are thus combined with practical examples. Transversal vision and detailed case studies highlight the main themes of modern logistics and daily preoccupations of logisticians.The book is addressed to all professionals of logistics: managers, planners and engineers; as well as to graduate students specializing in the field. [Source : 4e de couv.].
Author: Ling Li
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
Integrates the theory and practices of supply chain management. This book focuses on how to build a competitive supply chain using viable management strategies, operational models, decision-making techniques, and information technology. It also includes initiatives such as e-commerce, collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR).
Author: Michael Hugos
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics
Games are playing a crucial role in many successful businesses—not just in PR and marketing, but as a model for designing business systems and workflows. In this book, Michael Hugos provides compelling case studies that demonstrate how game mechanics enable companies to respond quickly to challenges in today’s real-time economy. It’s not about giving workers a smiley face for producing more widgets. You’ll discover how game mechanics—particularly popular multiplayer video games—provide field-tested best practices for engaging workers in creative and complex activities. With games, your company can shift from an outmoded top-down hierarchy to an agile network structure that promotes coordination over control. Discover why industrial age business structures from the 20th century no longer work Design real-time business collaboration systems, using massively multiplayer online game concepts Make your in-house systems more agile with technologies such as social media, mobile devices, and cloud computing Understand game dynamics: goals, rules, real-time feedback, and voluntary participation Apply virtual worlds and 3-D animation to business intelligence and data analytics applications
Author: John Coyle
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2008-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics
The eighth edition of SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE has refined its focus on the supply chain approach, one of the latest developments in logistics management. Its strategic managerial focus blends logistics theory with practical applications and includes updated material on the latest technology, transportation regulations, pricing, and other issues. This market-leading text continues to focus on the integration of the supply chain approach as an important concept in understanding contemporary logistics management. In addition, this text focuses on changes in the way business is being done, with a particular emphasis on technology. Each chapter opens with Supply Chain Profiles, vignettes that introduce students to the chapter’s topics through familiar real-world companies, people, and events. For this new edition, the majority of the profiles have been changed. Each chapter also includes new and updated On the Line boxed features, which are applied examples that provide students with hands-on managerial experience of the chapter’s topics. Supply Chain Technology boxes appear throughout the text, helping students relate technological developments to supply chain management concepts and logistics practices. Short Cases at the end of each chapter are updated and build on what students have learned in the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Edward H. Frazelle
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2001-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics
High-Tech and High-Touch Logistics Solutions for Supply Chain Challenges In today's fast-paced and customer-oriented business environment, superior supply chain performance is a prerequisite to getting and staying competitive. Supply Chain Strategy is based on world-class logistics practices in place in successful supply chain organizations, the latest academic breakthroughs in logistics system design, and the logic of logistics. It presents the proven pillars of success in logistics and supply chain management. Part of McGraw-Hill's Logistics Management Library, Supply Chain Strategy is organized according to author Dr. Ed Frazelle's breakthrough logistics master planning methodology. The methodology leads to metrics, process designs, system designs, and organizational strategies for total supply chain management, total logistics management, customer response, inventory planning and management, supply, transportation, and warehousing. Concise yet complete, Dr. Frazelle's book shows how to develop a comprehensive logistics and supply chain strategy, one that will both complement and support a company's strategic objectives and long-term success. Logisticsthe flow of material, information, and money between consumers and suppliershas become a key boardroom topic. It is the subject of cover features in business publications from Wall Street Journal to BusinessWeek. Annual global logistics expenditures exceed $3.5 trillion, nearly 20 percent of the world's GDP, making logistics perhaps the last frontier for major corporations to significantly increase shareholder and customer value. And at the heart of every effort to improve organizational logistics performance? Supply chain efficiency. Supply Chain Strategy is today's most comprehensive resource for up-to-the-minute thinking and practices on developing supply chain strategies that support a company's overall objectives. Covering world-class practices and systems, taken from the files of Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, General Electric, and other companies, it covers essential supply chain subjects including: Logistics data miningfor identifying the root cause of material and information flow problems, pinpointing opportunities for process improvements, and providing an objective basis for project-team decision making Inventory planning and managementpresenting metrics, processes, and systems for forecasting, demand planning, and inventory control, yielding lower inventory levels and improved customer service Logistics information systems and Web-based logisticshelping to substitute information for inventory and work content Transportation and distributionfor connecting sourcing locations with customers at the lowest cost by, among other things, leveraging private and third-party transportation systems Logistics organization developmentincluding the seven disciplines that link enterprises across the supply chain, as well as logistics activities within those enterprises Supply Chain Strategy explains and demonstrates how decision makers can use today's technology to enhance key logistics systems at every point in the supply chain, from the time an idea or product is conceived through its delivery to the final user. It describes the major steps in developing an effective, workable logistics management programone that will reduce operating expenses, minimize capital investment, and improve overall customer service and satisfaction.
Author: C. John Langley
Publisher: Thomson South-Western
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business logistics
MANAGING SUPPLY CHAINS: A LOGISTICS APPROACH, 9E, International Edition refined its focus on the supply chain approach by blending logistics theory with practical applications.Each chapter opens with "Supply Chain Profiles" vignettes introducing students to real-world companies, people, and events. New and updated "On the Line" boxed features are applied examples providing students with hands-on managerial experience of the chapter's topics. "Supply Chain Technology" boxes appear throughout the text, helping students relate technological developments to supply chain management concepts and logistics practices while taking in consideration global changes. Short Cases at the end of each chapter are updated and build on what students have learned in the chapter.
Vollman, Berry, Whybark and Jacobs', Manufacturing Planning & Control Systems, 5/e provides comprehensive real world based coverage of the concepts, tools, and methods used to manage and control manufacturing systems. This major revision contains four entirely new chapters and four thoroughly upgraded to nearly original content. ERP system coverage and the impact of them in the field is covered now in a new introductory chapter (4) as well as being integrated heavily into many other chapters from Sales and Operations Planning (3) to Advanced Scheduling Systems (16).
Modern ERP can be used in an undergraduate or graduate enterprise resource planning systems course or to support an ERP module in information systems, accounting, business, or supply chain courses. This third edition continues to be vendor-agnostic and has been substantially revised to keep pace with advances in the ERP marketspace. New topics include cloud computing, mobility, and business analytics, while ERP security, ERP risk management, databases, and supply chain have been expanded. Innovative graphics and ERP screenshots have been incorporated to further aid in the learning process.
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