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The latest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologiesto stay current in supply chain management

Presenting the core concepts and techniques of supply chainmanagement in a clear, concise and easily readable style, the ThirdEdition of Essentials of Supply Chain Management outlines the mostcrucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management.

  • Shows how to utilize technology to boost efficiency andresponsiveness
  • Introduces new material on the latest technology and practicesavailable for supply chain management
  • Offers new cases and executive interviews throughout thebook
  • Written by author of Business in the Cloud: What Every BusinessNeeds to Know about Cloud Computing

Creating an effective supply chain is key to staying ahead intoday's complex market. The Third Edition provides the tools,guidance, and examples to help maximize business performance andcreate competitive advantage.

Published: Wiley on Jul 8, 2011
ISBN: 9781118100622
List price: $41.95
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Easy-to-read overview of the foundations and fundamental concepts in supply-chain management. I work in IT for a computer manufacturer, so I sit in the middle of a large, competitive supply chain, and this book provided a lot of "ah has" for me and solidified concepts. I can see more relevance now between what I do and the strategic goals of my employer.I have only two criticisms, and they are small. First, all of the "examples from the real world" sections are about the _same_ company, and it slowly dawns on you that it is the author's employer. It's fine, but it does seem disingenuous to give the impression they were based on interviews and industry research. Second, the sections on how to manage IT projects are ridiculous, full of executive-level abstractions (Just make a plan to design it, build it, and be sure to timebox the work. Yep, that's it.). But if you work in IT, you are already accustomed to that kind of "executive oversight," and you can scan through those chapters quickly.read more
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Easy-to-read overview of the foundations and fundamental concepts in supply-chain management. I work in IT for a computer manufacturer, so I sit in the middle of a large, competitive supply chain, and this book provided a lot of "ah has" for me and solidified concepts. I can see more relevance now between what I do and the strategic goals of my employer.I have only two criticisms, and they are small. First, all of the "examples from the real world" sections are about the _same_ company, and it slowly dawns on you that it is the author's employer. It's fine, but it does seem disingenuous to give the impression they were based on interviews and industry research. Second, the sections on how to manage IT projects are ridiculous, full of executive-level abstractions (Just make a plan to design it, build it, and be sure to timebox the work. Yep, that's it.). But if you work in IT, you are already accustomed to that kind of "executive oversight," and you can scan through those chapters quickly.
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