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1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management
2. Supply Chain Drivers
3. Sourcing Strategy
4. Distribution Strategy
5. Inventory Strategy
6. Distribution Channels
7. Role of IT in SCM
8. Economic Order Quantity Model
9. Opportunity areas in Supply Chain
10. Future Challenges in SCM
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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Management is the go-to source for industry supply chain/operations executives and students. It describes the 'what, how and why' of the demand-driven SCM process. The key themes in the book are: what is demand-driven? why is demand-driven so effective? how to operate a demand-driven supply chain? and how to adopt the demand-driven process in your company? Readers can quickly grasp the essential concepts from one of numerous self-contained sections that present the book's key concepts from different perspectives. Online resources available include full-colour figures.
—Travis Jarrell Institute of Industrial Engineers Program Committee Chair
"Lean Distribution is a comprehensive yet concise work with clear leanings. Kirk's experience across a range of industries brings a unique understanding of common opportunities and solutions available to optimize distribution processes. Lean techniques, typically effective in manufacturing processes, are applied in the downstream supply chain in a practical and productive manner that will offer something to any business distributing tangible goods."
—F. Jeff Duncan Jr. VP, CIO, and Director of Technology Louisiana Pacific Corp.
"Lean Distribution has robustly captured the revolution occurring in today's increasingly competitive and global supply chain. Eliminating losses through lean manufacturing and lean distribution initiatives will become even more critical enablers to organizations developing cost-advantaged supply chains."
—Rick McDonald Director of Manufacturing The Clorox Company
Basics of Supply Chain Managementcovers all modules of a core supply chain management course, including: Transformation process Forecasting and managing demand Planning and production scheduling Inventory management Purchasing management Distribution management Global supply chain issues
Authored by a practitioner with the highest level of industrial experience and recognition, this book presents each concept fully and in an accessible manner. To aid understanding, it includes many practice problems, self-study test questions, and case studies. The case studies of 20 different companies can be used to teach graduate courses in supply chain management using the case method.
National as well as global demand for supply chain management experts has been growing exponentially. Therefore, learning supply chain management can lead to a very rewarding professional career path. This book gives you the information you need to get started on that path.
This updated 4th edition of the bestselling Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a clear-headed guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains, including:
• The link between logistics and customer value.
• Logistics and the bottom line measuring costs and performance.
• Creating a responsive supply chain.
• Managing the global pipeline.
• Managing supply chain relationships.
• Managing risk in the supply chain.
• Matching supply and demand.
• Creating a sustainable supply chain.
• Product design in the supply chain.
During their work, the authors have met professionals all over the world who are passionate about their business achievements. By including their vivid examples, the guide brings theory to life enabling readers to understand the concepts and ideas presented in the guide.
Colin Scott, Henriette Lundgren and Paul Thompson are experts in supply chain management and have worked with practitioners in businesses across the globe.
"This guide is a really useful reminder of what good practice is and how it should be applied within supply chain management. The book is relevant for students of supply chain management and professional practitioners alike.
This book offers an invaluable guide to understanding the specific dynamics of your supply chain and the fundamentals underpinning it. It provides the framework for delivering a supply chain strategy based upon recognised best practice."
Martin McCourt, CEO, Dyson Limited
Each chapter concludes with a case study and suggested solution. The case studies tell the story of a growing company, Smith Industries, and the related inventory management problems it had to address. The problems addressed relate to the subject matter of the chapter.