Essentials of Supply Chain Management / Edition 3

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The latest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies to stay current in supply chain management Presenting the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise and easily readable style, the Third Edition of Essentials of Supply Chain Management outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management.
• Shows how to utilize technology to boost efficiency and responsiveness
• Introduces new material on the latest technology and practices available for supply chain management
• Offers new cases and executive interviews throughout the book
• Written by author of Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing Creating an effective supply chain is key to staying ahead in today's complex market. The Third Edition provides the tools, guidance, and examples to help maximize business performance and create competitive advantage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470942185
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: Essentials Series, #62
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 278,759
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael H. Hugos is an author, speaker, and principal at Center for Systems Innovation [c4si]. He works with clients to find elegant solutions to complex problems with focus in supply chains, business intelligence, and new business ventures. He spent six years as CIO of a national distribution organization developing a suite of supply chain and e-business systems and earned the CIO 100 Award and Computerworld's Premier 100 Award. Other books of his include Business Agility and Business in the Cloud, both from Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Book Manifesto ix

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Key Concepts of Supply Chain Management 1

Chapter 2 Supply Chain Operations: Planning and Sourcing 39

Chapter 3 Supply Chain Operations: Making and Delivering 75

Chapter 4 Using Information Technology 109

Chapter 5 Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance 147

Chapter 6 Supply Chain Coordination 183

Chapter 7 Supply Chain Innovation for the Real-Time Economy213

Chapter 8 Defining Supply Chain Opportunities 241

Chapter 9 Creating Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage273

Chapter 10 The Promise of the Real-Time Supply Chain 307

About the Author 323

Index 325

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    This very practical overview and guide through supply chain prac

    This very practical overview and guide through supply chain practice is well researched, well written, and a good read. I would recommend it for a wide range of readers and may be the right place to start if you are debating SCM investments, experiencing supply chain misalignment and need to figure out what corrective actions to drive, or if you simply desire to learn more about the supply chain in your business.
    In addition to referring to industry best practice Hugos shares his own insights gathered through his many years of experience in the field. The combination proves to be very clear and very concise.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    As an introductory text  in SCM it was a major contrition to eas

    As an introductory text  in SCM it was a major contrition to easy an in depth learning. Students rated the book 4.3 on a 5 scale, of course cost often the number factor was not a factor, nor mentioned. Flow charts are excellent and offered a clear understanding of flow in and flow out. Combining the flow chart theory, and then the application and various changes and addition was a helpful learning tool as well .    I will be using this text again this fall for the online course. The book is easy to read , understand and the student assignment I wrote are directed to understanding how to prepare a flow chart for any business     

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    Wonderful Book for those who want to succeed.

    A wonderful step-by-step book for the business person wanting to succeed. Mr. Hugos has taken a difficult topic and make it simple to understand. I considered the opinions of the executives to very helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    A complicated topic made clear !

    This book really makes supply chain management understandable. I appreciated the real world examples included in the executive insights. This book presents a set of clear and understandable frameworks to analyze the supply chains in which a company participates. These frameworks provide a common vocabulary for people to discuss the supply chain issues and opportunities in their company.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    I recomend

    Overall good

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