Principles and Tools for Supply Chain Management

ISBN-10: 0072872683
ISBN-13: 9780072872682
Edition: 2008 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
Authors: Scott Webster
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Book details

List price: $121.56
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 450
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Webster's Principles and Tools of Supply Chain Management provides a basic introduction to the concepts and tools of supply chain management and delivers an optimal balance of descriptive and analytical material. The book is divided into three parts: Foundation; Principles and Tools; and Synthesis. Part 1 introduces the basic concepts of supply chain management-concepts that are referred to and expanded upon in subsequent chapters; Part 2 focuses on the application of supply chain concepts within the context of particular supply chain activities (i.e., buy, make, moVe, store, or sell); Part 3, consisting of a single chapter, offers a macro perspective of supply chain management. It reconstructs and synthesizes earlier content while taking a "step back" to review and consider the entire system. A case study is included at the end of each chapter. Some of these cases focus on technology. Chapters that introduce analytical models begin with simple analyses and introduce added complexity and realism as the chapter progresses, thereby offering instructors flexibility with respect to the degree of analytical rigor that they are able to require of their students.

Preface
Foundation
Introduction: Operations and Supply Chain Management
Information Technology: ERP Systems, SCA Systems, and E-Commerce
Supply Chain Foundations: System Slack and Related Concepts
Principles and Tools
Demand Management: Processing, Influencing, and Anticipating Demand
Supply Management: Trends, Technologies, and Tactics
Inventory Management I: Deterministic Analysis
Inventory Management II: Stochastic Analysis
Capacity Management: Analysis and Psychology
Production Management: Flow Control and Scheduling
Transportation Management: Elements and Insights Supplement A Diagnostic Analysis Illustration Supplement B International Transportation: Services and Legal Requirements
Quality Management: Tools for Process Improvement Supplement Creative Problem Solving: Strategies and Pitfalls
Synthesis
Supply Chain Strategy: Frameworks and Synthesis
Principles of Nature: Insights into Human and System Behavior
Linchpin of E-Commerce: Basics of Encryption and Digital Signatures
Summary of Notation and Formulas
Standard Normal Probability and Unit Normal Loss Table
References
Index
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