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Introduction to Supply Chain Management

ISBN-10: 0136216161
ISBN-13: 9780136216162
Edition: 1st 1999
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Description: This is a core textbook for courses in Supply Chain Management, or a supplementary text for courses in Purchasing, Materials Management, and Logistics- all in the college of business. Supply Chain Management is the culmination of discussions with  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This is a core textbook for courses in Supply Chain Management, or a supplementary text for courses in Purchasing, Materials Management, and Logistics- all in the college of business. Supply Chain Management is the culmination of discussions with procurement, logistics, and operations managers in a number of different industries. This text provides an introduction to the core tasks and challenges required to effectively manage a supply chain. This book is intended to provide students and managers with a topical discussion of what supply chains are, why they are important, and the types of challenges implicit in managing supply chains.

Robert B. Handfield, Ph.D., is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Management at North Carolina State University. He also is Co-Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (http:// scrc.ncsu.edu). Dr. Handfield serves as Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management and is on the editorial board of several leading academic journals. His research focuses on strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, supplier relationship management, and sourcing overseas. He has served in consulting and executive education roles for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Inventory Management across the Supply Chain
Supply Chain Relationships
Challenges Facing Supply Chain Managers
Purpose of the Book
The Role of Information Systems and Technology in Supply Chain Management
Introduction
The Importance of Information in an Integrated Supply Chain Management Environment
Interorganizational Information Systems
Information Requirements Determination for a Supply Chain IOIS
Information and Technology Applications for Supply Chain Management
Summary
Managing the Flow of Materials across the Supply Chain
Introduction
Understanding Supply Chains
Reengineering Supply Chain Logistics
The Importance of Time
Performance Measurement
Summary
Developing and Maintaining Supply Chain Relationships
A Conceptual Model of Alliance Development
Developing a Trusting Relationship With Partners in the Supply Chain
Resolving Conflicts in a Supply Chain Relationship
Summary
Cases in Supply Chain Management
Case One Consumable Computer Supplies
Case Two Computer Hardware and Software
Case Three Upscale Men's Shoes
Case Four Biochemicals
Case Five Solectron
Future Challenges in Supply Chain Management
Sharing Risks in Interorganizational Relationships
Managing the Global Supply Chain
The Greening of the Supply Chain
Design for Supply Chain Management
Intelligent Information Systems
When Things Go Wrong
Index

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