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Handbook of Supply
Chain Management

Bestseller from St. Lucie Press!

Handbook of Supply Chain Management 
James B. Ayers
St. Lucie Press & APICS, 2001
488 pages, ISBN: 1574442732
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Containing hundreds of tips and insights, the Handbook describes the evolution of supply chain management. It explores how the techniques now popular in strategic planning and operations improvement will find new applications in managing supply chains. The book emphasizes changing supply chains rather than merely maintaining them. Case studies illustrate the application of these techniques. For a chapter-by-chapter list of best practices, tools, and methodologies, click here.

Comments from Supply Chain Management Review:

“The collaborative approach distinguishes this book from the many other supply chain management “handbooks published in the last few years. The book states at the outset that it strives to “clarify both the theory and practice’ of supply chain management. By effectively combining the strategic discussion and the mini-cases, the Handbook of Supply Chain Management has in large part accomplished that goal.”

"Supply Chain Strategy, Tactics, and Metrics in one Reference." Reviewer: Richard R. Smith, Vice President, Material Solutions, Bombardier Transportation Services, Mannheim Germany.

“Executives who want to improve their supply chains from strategic, operational or profitability standpoints will find this Handbook to be an extremely valuable reference, coach and how-to guide. The mix of Supply Chain Management theory and practice combined with 15 case studies from various industries, gives the reader a robust framework for, and solid tips on executing, an SCM improvement strategy.

As an executive with supply chain experience at Dell and in the global automotive industry, I was impressed with the comprehensive nature of this book. Especially insightful and helpful are the sections on designing supply chains for strategic advantage, the importance and impact of different financial costing methods, and a methodologies section, which walks the reader through the supply chain improvement process from the prestudy/assessment phase through to implementation.

Overall, if a supply chain practitioner is looking for one book on Supply Chain Management, this is the one.” 

 

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