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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:
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.
Chapter 1: Principles of Supply Chain Management 1
Chapter 2: Supply Chain Strategy: The Big Picture 37
Chapter 3: Customer Service: The Ultimate Goal of Supply Chain Management 61
Chapter 4: Demand Planning and Forecasting 89
Chapter 5: Inventory Control and Planning 127
Chapter 6: Warehousing 175
Chapter 7: Transportation Planning 221
Chapter 8: Sourcing 265
Chapter 9: Logistics Intermediaries 319
Chapter 10: Global Supply Chain Management 343
Chapter 11: Legally, Ethically, and Socially Responsible Supply Chain Practices 389
Chapter 12: Measuring the Supply Chain Performance 419
Chapter 13: Emerging Technology in Supply Chain Management 441