Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition [Paperback] by Michael H. Hugos. Wiley, 2006. (ISBN – 13: 978-0471776345) Is one of the books required for this course.
Streamlining supply chain efficiency to maximize profitability this practical guide describes how the supply chain operates and discusses the issues and techniques that are relevant for companies seeking to improve the management of their supply chains. Organized using the features of the Essentials series, this easy-to-use guide contains tips and techniques for maximizing supply chain innovation strategies, as well as real-world examples developed from working with companies such as Johnson Wax, Starbucks, Borg-Warner, and Premier Health Care. Supply chain expert Michael Hugos analyzes the components of a well designed and managed supply chain, explains the metrics involved in measuring performance, and presents a pragmatic approach to designing and building supply chain systems.
Supply Chain Management Best Practices (Wiley Best Practices) by David Blanchard. Wiley, 2010, Second Edition. (ISBN – 13: 978-0470531884) Is the second book required for this designation.
Learn what it takes to develop and have a “best-in-class” supply chain. This book shows you how to build supply chains that work by illustrating how leading companies are doing it. Identifying world-class supply chains in more than a dozen different industries and explaining in detail how these companies got to where they are, this essential book reveals the proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises.
New Supply Chain Agenda: The 5 Steps That Drive Real Value by Reuben Slone, J. Paul Dittmann, & John T. Mentzer. (ISBN-13: 978-1422149362) Is the last book required for the Supply Chain Management designation.
Is your company delivering products to customers at the right time, place, and price—with the best possible availability and lowest possible cost and working capital? If not, you’re probably alienating your customers and suppliers, eroding shareholder value, and losing control of your fixed costs. These dangerous mistakes can put you out of business. Apply the steps in this book, and you build a supply chain that delivers as it should—without leaving money on the table.
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