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  • Managing Intermittent Demandby Torben Engelmeyer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 79.99

    This work aims to increase the service level and to reduce the inventory costs by combining the forecast and inventory model into one consistent forecast-based inventory model. This new model is based on the prediction of the future probability distribution by assuming an integer-valued autoregressive process as demand process. The developed algorithms... more...

  • Dynamic Supply Chain Alignmentby John Gattorna

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Just like the world financial system, but for different reasons, 21st-century corporations need a new business model for their enterprise supply chains. The old conventions no longer work in this new world of volatile and increasingly unpredictable demand and supply. The enterprise needs to become more 'connected' to its own parts, as well as its partners... more...

  • Measuring the Value of the Supply Chainby Enrico Camerinelli

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 139.95

    In a company ecosystem the supply chain manager is tasked with duties and objectives primarily aimed at controlling and reducing costs, while optimizing the material flows. Yet, in many organizations, common perception limits supply chain management to product logistics, materials handling and warehouse management. The supply chain manager must learn... more...

  • Service Supply Chain Systemsby Tsan-Ming Choi

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    Supply chain management is a well-developed area. The traditional supply chains are dynamic systems which include the forward and reverse flows of physical products and the related information and fund. However, a service supply chain is different because the real "product" may take the form of a "service" which implies that many traditionally crucial... more...

  • Just-in-Time Logisticsby Kee-hung Lai; T.C.E. Cheng

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 134.95

    The enduring repercussions of the Asian financial crisis in 1997, the worsening global economy following the burst of the dotcom bubbles in 2001, the financial tsunami in 2008, and the incessant rise in customer demand for better services have all contributed to shrinking profit margins for businesses around the world. To cope with these challenges,... more...

  • Risk Intelligent Supply Chainsby Çagri Haksöz

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 83.95

    The Turkish economy is very dynamic and growing at phenomenal speeds. For instance, Turkey?s first quarter GDP growth rate was 11 percent in 2011. This growth brings its own risks and benefits. The lessons learned from surviving and thriving in such an environment can be applied to supply chains in any country. Packed with interesting and timely examples... more...

  • Basics of Supply Chain Managementby Lawrence D. Fredendall; Ed Hill

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 94.95

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) was once a "pie in the sky" concept that could not be fully achieved. A key barrier was the cost of communicating with and coordinating among the many independent suppliers in each supply chain. SCM is possible because of three changes: technology has developed that simplifies communication, new management paradigms have... more...

  • Lean Supplier Developmentby Chris Harris; Rick Harris; Chuck Streeter

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    In the global marketplace, no business is a self-contained island. No matter how effective your internal material movement, to be a future-thinking business, you must go to the next step and develop long-term supplier partnerships built on a dedication to continuous improvement and the basic concepts of Lean implementation. Lean Supplier Development:... more...

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Editionby David Frederick Ross

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    It is almost impossible to conceive of the concept and practical application of supply chain management (SCM) without linking it to the enabling power of today?s information technologies. Building upon the foundations of the first edition, Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Edition details the software toolsets and suites... more...

  • Mastering Purchasing Management for Inbound Supply Chainsby Thomas A. Cook

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 94.95

    Importing finished products, components, and raw materials has become the status quo in today?s increasingly competitive business landscape. The lessons of inbound supply, however, can be very costly if learned through a trial-and-error approach?especially foreign purchasing. By not understanding the parameters of landed costs alone, purchasing managers... more...