Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle, Student Workbook

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With this up-to-date, hands-on study guide to accompany the innovative reference on managing the supply chain lifecycle, authors Schniederjans and Legrand help students and practitioners master all aspects of recasting and improving the global supply chain, and prepare them for professional certification as well as advanced degrees on the topic. Fully aligned with the current edition of Reinventing the Supply Chain Lifecycle, this workbook-style book includes chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, ...

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Overview

With this up-to-date, hands-on study guide to accompany the innovative reference on managing the supply chain lifecycle, authors Schniederjans and Legrand help students and practitioners master all aspects of recasting and improving the global supply chain, and prepare them for professional certification as well as advanced degrees on the topic. Fully aligned with the current edition of Reinventing the Supply Chain Lifecycle, this workbook-style book includes chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, chapter questions, reviews of key terms and concepts, additional cases and examples, student self quizzes, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133122183
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Series: FT Press Operations Management Series
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,279,148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc J. Schniederjans is the C. Wheaton Battey Distinguished Professor of Business in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has served on the faculty of three other universities. Professor Schniederjans is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). His prior business experience includes owning and operating his own truck-leasing business. He is currently a member of the Institute of Supply Management(ISM), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). Professor Schniederjans has taught extensively in operations management and management science. He has won numerous teaching awards and is an honorary member of the Golden Key Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Psi business honor society. He has published more than 100 journal articles and has authored or coauthored 18 books in the field of management. He has also presented more than 100 research papers at academic meetings. Professor Schniederjans is serving on numerous journal editorial review boards, including the Journal of Operations Management and Production and Operations Management, as well as on two advisory boards. He is serving as an area editor for the journal Operations Management Research and is an associate editor for three other journals. Professor Schniederjans has also served as a consultant and trainer to a variety of business and government agencies, such as Dow North America, Ralston Purina Corporation, and the Ontario Hydro Electro Corporation.

Stephen B. LeGrand is the vice president of global operations for the Irrigation division of Valmont Industries, Inc. Valmont is the global leader in designing and manufacturing poles, towers, and structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, and utility markets and is a provider of protective coating services. Valmont also leads the world in mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, enhancing food production while conserving and protecting natural water resources. Stephen is responsible for operations of the division’s mechanized irrigation product lines, with manufacturing in the United States, Spain, Dubai, Brazil, China, and South Africa, and with warehousing operations in Australia, Mexico, and Russia. He has been an operations professional for more than 25 years, with experience in M&A, managing manufacturing, supply chain management, and the recruitment and development of international professionals. Before joining Valmont, he served as the director of worldwide operations for the Power Systems Division of the Kohler Company, where he led global operations in Singapore, China, France, India, and the United States. Stephen has a strong background in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma (DMAIC), supply chain management, quality, manufacturing engineering, production, customer service, and safety. Before joining Kohler Power Systems, he served as operations manager, production and inventory control manager, and scheduling manager for divisions of Newell Rubbermaid, gaining experience in acquisitions while helping manage operations in Mexico, Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and France within the retail and B2B industries. Prior to his eight-year association with Newell Rubbermaid, Stephen’s experience included 11 years in the defense electronics industry for Rockwell International and Hughes Aircraft companies, where he held positions in engineering, production, materials, and quality, producing radar systems for military aircraft (F-18, F-14, and F-15) and manufacturing global positioning systems (GPS) for handheld, vehicle, and missile (SLAM, TLAM) applications. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Iowa in operations and earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition, he has certification in Integrated Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification from the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) and certification in technology from the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME).

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Chapters 1 to 13, Text Material Content 1

1 Developing Supply Chain Strategies 3

2 Designing Supply Chains 17

3 Staffing Supply Chains 21

4 Managing Supply Chains 31

5 Social, Ethical, and Legal Considerations 41

6 Sustainable Supply Chains 45

7 Aligning Supply Chains to Meet Life Cycle Customer Demands 57

8 Negotiating 63

9 Building an Agile and Flexible Supply Chain 67

10 Developing Partnerships in Supply Chains 79

11 Risk Management 83

12 Lean and Other Cost-Reduction Strategies in Supply Chain Management 95

13 Strategic Planning in Outsourcing 101

Part II Chapters 14 to 22, Executive Interviews and Case Studies 115

14 Interview with Mr. Mike Orr of Genuine Parts Company 117

15 Interview with Mr. Mark Holifield of The Home Depot 119

16 Interview with Mr. Yadi Kamelian of Lincoln Industries 121

17 Interview with Mr. Eddie Capel of Manhattan Associates 123

18 Interview with Mr. Ron Robinson of LI-COR Biosciences 125

19 Interview with Mr. James Chris Gaffney of the Coca-Cola Company 127

20 Interview with Mr. Brent Beabout of Office Depot 129

21 Novelette: So You Want to Build a Plant in a Foreign Country 131

22 Novelette: So You Want to Eliminate a Plant in a Foreign Country 133

References 135

Index 137

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