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Guide to supply chain management

Author: David Jacoby
Publisher: Wiley, 2010.
Series: Economist series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Globalization, technology and an increasingly competitive business environment have encouraged huge changes in what is known as supply chain management, the art of sourcing components and delivering finished goods to the customer as cost effectively and efficiently as possible. <br /> <br /> Dell transformed the way people bought and were able to customize computers. Wal-Mart and Tesco have used their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Jacoby, David.
Guide to supply chain management.
[New York] : [Bloomberg Press], c2009
x, 262 pages
2009036792
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Jacoby
ISBN: 9781118473634 1118473639
OCLC Number: 1097149295
Notes: At head of title: The economist.
Rapid and Early Prototyping.
Description: 1 online resource (463 pages) : illustrations, tables.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Title; Copyright; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Historical Perspective on Industry, Trade and Transport; The Industrial Revolution; Mass Production; Labour and Unionisation; Deregulation; Globalisation and Long Supply Chains; Information Shifts Power to the Customer; Four Modern Supply Chains; Chapter 2: The Bullwhip Problem; Retail Stock-Outs; Academics' Discovery of the Bullwhip Effect; Why Supply Chain Management Became a Buzz Word; Chapter 3: What Supply Chain Management is and Where it is Going. A Fashionable Buzz Word for Logistics?Is Supply Chain Management Just a Perspective?; Balancing Demand with Supply Amid Uncertainty; Essential Definitions; The Four Principles of Supply Chain Management; The Four Supply Chain Strategies; Chapter 4: Why CEOs Need Supply Chain Management Today; A Competitive Necessity to Stay in Business; Shorter Product Life-Cycles; Large Impact on Financial Results; A Geopolitical Weapon for Countries; Chapter 5: Setting the Right Supply Chain Strategy; The Difference Between Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Strategy. Defining the Four Generic Supply Chain StrategiesThe Integrated Supply Chain Strategy; Supply Chain Strategies for Economic Growth; Chapter 6: Rationalisation: competing On Low Cost; The Cost Leverage Factor; Elements of Rationalisation Strategy; Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing; Lean manufacturing's Focus on Waste Reduction; Standardisation and Simplification of Specifications; Optimising Transportation; Tier-Skipping; Supplier Kaizen; Consignment and Vendor-Managed Inventory; Design for Manufacturability; Electronic Data Interchange and Paperless Work Flow. Chapter 7: Synchronisation: Competing on ReliabilitySuccess Factors; Performance Advantages; Elements of Synchronisation Strategy; Constraints Management and Throughput Analysis; Pull-Based Demand Trigger; Just-In-Time; Perfect Order Fulfilment; Make to Order; Optimal Inventory Placement; Sales and Operations Planning; Collaborative Inventory Management; Everyday Low Price; How the Anchor Player Ensures Stability; Shifting Demand and Capacity; Better Forecasting, Less Emotion; Risk Mitigation; Chapter 8: Customisation: Competing on Customer Intimacy; Avoiding Commoditisation; Success Factors.
Series Title: Economist series.
Responsibility: David Jacoby.

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Globalization, technology and an increasingly competitive business environment have encouraged huge changes in what is known as supply chain management, the art of sourcing components and delivering finished goods to the customer as cost effectively and efficiently as possible. <br /> <br /> Dell transformed the way people bought and were able to customize computers. Wal-Mart and Tesco have used their huge buying power and logistical skills to ensure the supply and stock management of their stores is finely honed. Manufacturers now make sure that components are where they are needed on the pr.

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