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Publisher:Md.Bakhtiar Chowdhury
Pages:303 pages
Binding: Hardcover

As noted in the first edition, when you give a book a title like Supply Chain Management Best Practices, there’s not much mystery in what it’s going to be about. Throughout its 18 chapters, this book will identify some of the best supply chains in the world, describe in detail what it means to have a “best-in-class” supply chain, and offer suggestions—in the form of best practices—on how to build a world-class supply chain. This book is largely told through the experiences of supply chain practitioners and experts. The companies and the people referred to in this book are real, as are their accomplishments (and, in some cases, their failures). What sets this book apart from other supply chain books is that I have taken a journalist’s approach to the subject rather than an academic’s or a consultant’s. As the editorial director of Penton Media’s supply chain group of publications, I’ve had access to supply chain professionals at companies of all sizes, in dozens of different industries. So in writing this book, I have set out to tell the story of supply chain management through the eyes of the people who know it best. In the United States alone, companies spend more than $1 trillion every year on transportation, warehousing, distribution, and associated inventory management. The responsibility for managing that spending falls squarely on the shoulders of supply chain professionals. Their roles may differ from company to company, but their goals are generally the same: develop and position their companies’ supply chains so that they can compete and win in today’s global marketplace. Many of these professionals work for companies that consider supply chain management and its many subdivisions (e.g., planning, purchasing, logistics, trade management) as little more than necessary evils and cost centers. Yet it’s an inescapable fact that many of the biggest and best-run companies got to where they are thanks to their adoption of best practices to manage their world-class supply chains.


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