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Principles of Supply Chain Management (with InfoTrac and CD-ROM)
Joel D. Wisner, Keah-Choon Tan and G. Keong LeongStreamline your studying and get the grade you want with PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH, Second Edition. With this textbook, you'll learn from real case studies, as well as games--like The Beer Game Supply Chain Management Simulation--how to understand and apply supply chain management. The coverage in this text uses a broad brush to encompass OM, purchasing, and logistics with a supply chain management focus, covering a great deal of content that isn't currently available elsewhere. The book guides you through how all aspects of supply chain activity are accomplished effectively and efficiently. It brings you the real world of supply chain management. The authors break down supply chain issues into purchasing, operations, and logistics. This is one of the most--if not the most--balanced supply chain management texts available, and it follows a natural flow through the supply chain. The well-organized chapters include excellent case studies, demonstrating the practical application of supply chain management in the workplace. Profiles throughout the text reinforce the studies, and help to reinforce your learning. This second edition also includes a number of new cases, in addition to the previous 15 cases, all packaged on the Student CD. Each of the 14 chapters includes revised and updated Supply Chain Management in Action opening features, e-Business Connection features, Global Perspective features, and company examples to ensure that current supply chain management issues are covered in depth.
Essentials of Supply Chain Management, Third Edition
Michael H. HugosThe latest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies to stay current in supply chain managementPresenting the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise and easily readable style, the Third Edition of Essentials of Supply Chain Management outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management. Shows how to utilize technology to boost efficiency and responsivenessIntroduces new material on the latest technology and practices available for supply chain managementOffers new cases and executive interviews throughout the bookWritten by author of Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud ComputingCreating an effective supply chain is key to staying ahead in today's complex market. The Third Edition provides the tools, guidance, and examples to help maximize business performance and create competitive advantage.
Operations and Supply Chain Management (The Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin Series)
F. Robert Jacobs and Richard ChaseOperations and Supply Chain Management, as the title indicates, provides increased emphasis on supply chain management in the 13th Edition. The 13th Edition continues its market leading up-to-date coverage of service operations as well. The text includes solved examples and problems, enough cases for MBA courses to use without supplementing, and the industry leading technology support suite.
Managing Quality (4th Edition)
Thomas Foster Managing Quality is a comprehensive introduction to the field of quality management that presents a supply chain theme as the unifying framework for quality improvement. Differing Perspectives on Quality; Quality Theory; Global Supply Chain Quality and International Quality Standards; Strategic Quality Planning; The Voice of the Customer; The Voice of the Market; Quality and Innovation in Product and Process Design; Designing Quality Services; Managing Supplier Quality in the Supply Chain; The Tools of Quality; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Variables; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Attributes; Six-Sigma Management and Lean Tools; Managing Quality Improvement Teams and Projects; Implementing and Validating the Quality System  For quality control managers and/or anyone interested in greater quality management. 
Operations and Supply Management: The Core (Operations and Decision Sciences)
F. Robert Jacobs and Richard ChaseJacobs and Chase continue to lead the field of Operations Management with cutting edge up-to-date content, technology, and motivation. Now, in this Second Edition Jacobs and Chase focus on the core concepts of operations and supply management. This condensed text was constructed with sections on the four essential core areas—strategy, process management, supply chain management, and inventory and control (supply and demand planning). This set of four core areas was first suggested by a panel of OM instructor’s at the Decision Science Institute meeting, and has been verified by market research which examined course syllabi from across the US. The Second Edition provides increased emphasis on supply management concepts, integrates sustainability as a strategic consideration, and includes updated company applications, problems, and cases.
Operations Management (9th Edition)
Lee J. Krajewski, Larry P. Ritzman and Manoj K. MalhotraCreating value through Operations Management.   Operations Management provides readers with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues. This text uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest.   The latest edition of this text has been revised to integrate a supply chain orientation.
Operations Management for MBAs
Jack R. Meredith and Scott M. ShaferOperations Management for MBAs provides an introduction to the basic concepts of operations management with a strategic, conceptual, and contemporary approach. Specifically written with the needs of MBA students in mind, current topics such as supply chain management, the balanced scorecard, and yield management, as well as those specific to marketing, finance and other majors are explained.
Management Consulting Today and Tomorrow: Perspectives and Advice from 27 Leading World Experts
This book provides a thorough examination of a variety of specialties within the broad range of management consulting. A book of such scope and depth could only be written by a large number of experts, each from one of the many specialties related to management consulting. Together, all 27 contributors take the reader through an industry that is currently undergoing significant change. While covering all the major practice areas of consulting, the book also offers new insights into change processes and addresses compelling management issues now facing consulting firms.
Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century (with Printed Access Card)
Ken Boyer and Rohit VermaBoyer/Verma's breakthrough text meets today's student and instructor's needs and redefines the marketplace. Their text is briefer than most, taking all of the vital core concepts and building upon them with current and fresh examples. The authors understand the importance of striking a balance by creating a book that does an even better job at covering the core concepts while also providing customers with a new product that fully addresses and approaches this course area from today's teaching and learning perspectives and actual business practices. The three unifying themes throughout the book are Strategy, Global Supply Chain, and Service Operations. Strategy will serve as an overarching framework and will be used in each chapter to present students with an alternative approach to specific challenges. The authors uses examples from non-US companies and/or organizations in each chapter to incorporate Service Operations in the book. They also show that even some of the largest manufacturing companies today have extensive service activities such as customer support and product development. The Global Supply Chain theme will allow students to see how products move through different companies and countries with Boyer/Verma's use of real world examples throughout his text. In addition the robust Cnow course allows instructors and students to go beyond the printed text to get the most from this exciting operations management program.
The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done
Peter F. DruckerRevered management thinker Peter F. Drucker is our trusted guide in this thoughtful, day-by-day companion that offers his penetrating and practical wisdom. Amid the multiple pressures of our daily work lives, The Daily Drucker provides the inspiration and advice to meet the many challenges we face. With his trademark clarity, vision, and humanity, Drucker sets out his ideas on a broad swath of key topics, from time management, to innovation, to outsourcing, providing useful insights for each day of the year. These 366 daily readings have been harvested from Drucker's lifetime of work. At the bottom of each page, the reader will find an action point that spells out exactly how to put Drucker's ideas into practice. It is as if the wisest and most action-oriented management consultant in the world is in the room, offering his timeless gems of advice. The Daily Drucker is for anyone who seeks to understand and put to use Drucker's powerful words and ideas.

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