Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (Irwin/McGraw-Hill Series, Operations and Decision Sciences)

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9780072357561: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (Irwin/McGraw-Hill Series, Operations and Decision Sciences)

This introduction to issues pertinent to supply chain management discusses topics ranging from the basics, such as inventory management, logistics network design and distributions systems, to the more advanced, such as strategic alliances, the value of information in the supply chain, and international issues in supply chain management.

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Broad Introduction to many critical issues pertinent to Supply Chain Management: The topics discussed range from a basic discussion of inventory management, logistics network design, distribution systems, and customer value, to more advanced discussions of strategic alliances, the value of information in the supply chain, information technology and decisions support systems, and international issues in supply chain management.
State-of-the-art models: Managing and Designing the Supply Chain introduces state-of-the-art models, concepts, and solution methods important in the design, control operation, and management of supply chain systems. While conveying the intuition behind many key supply chain concepts, the authors provide simple techniques, which can be used to analyze various aspects of the supply chain.
Innovative Software included on CD-ROM: The Computerized Beer Game and the Risk Pool Game are included on a CD-ROM, available free-of-charge and packaged with each copy of the text. These games provide a stimulating way for students to learn many of the concepts discussed in the book. The games demonstrate the value of the supply chain, and the impact of lead times, centralized decision-making, and risk pooling, on supply chain operations.
Case Studies: Each chapter contains at least one case study. The purpose of these case studies two-fold: to offer a real example of a supply chain challenge and to provide students with numerous opportunities to develop apply their knowledge to a strategic question or set of questions involving supply chain management.
Authorship: The authors have taught a variety of students and the book is written to appeal to many types of readers. This book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate business students as well as for engineers and engineering students. It will also have tremendous appeal to customers in the professional market that are seeking a reference book on supply chain management.

About the Author:

David Simchi-Levi (Northbrook, IL) teachers at Northwestern.

Philip Kaminsky (Berkeley, CA) teaches at the University of California.

Edith Simchi-Levi (Northbrook, IL) is a consultant with Logic Tools, Inc.

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