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Basics of Supply Chain Management (Hardback)

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Hardback 366 Pages / Published: 20/10/2015
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The practice of supply chain management has become widespread in most industries. It is now included in the curriculum of many business schools in the United States and in many countries around the world. A number of professional associations, such as the American Production and Inventory Control Society and the Supply Chain Management Society, offer certification programs in supply chain management for practicing professionals. This book covers the contents of the basic supply chain management course and helps you prepare for the certification examination in supply chain management.

Basics of Supply Chain Management covers all modules of a core supply chain management course, including:

Transformation processForecasting and managing demandPlanning and production schedulingInventory managementPurchasing managementDistribution managementGlobal 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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781466588929
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm


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This title, authored by a well-qualified academic, provides a top-level view of the elements of supply chain management. Manufacturing supply and demand management is explored via the presentation of a number of qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques, including averages, smoothing, seasonal demand, and regression analysis. Master planning at the departmental level begins with the business plan and includes production plans, master production schedules, material requirements plans, and capacity requirement plans, to name a few processes discussed...Top level strategic planning is briefly addressed in the final chapter, which explores global total quality management and customer satisfaction. Attributes of the work are definitions, examples, chapter discussion questions, and 19 cases written to appeal to an entry-level audience....

L. C. Gordon, University of La Verne, USA

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