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Essentials of Supply Chain Management, The: New Business Concepts and Applications

Essentials of Supply Chain Management, The: New Business Concepts and Applications

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-403641-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-403641-0

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.

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Table of Contents

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
Index     469


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