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BESSI: The Importance of Coordinating Product Development with Supply Chain Planning in the Fashion Goods Industry

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BESSI: The Importance of Coordinating Product Development with Supply Chain Planning in the Fashion Goods Industry

By: Chuck Munson

Publisher: FT Press

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This new supply chain management case study focuses on BESSI, one of Italy's most fashionable leather goods and accessories brands. It presents key performance challenges in logistics, including delayed deliveries, high inventory levels, and unavailable products, showing how these problems are exacerbated in an industry with high product obsolescence risks. Readers are guided in pinpointing planning weaknesses and identifying potential solutions. Focusing on realistic issues and challenges throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Maria...

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Cisco Systems, Inc.: Supply Chain Risk Management

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Cisco Systems, Inc.: Supply Chain Risk Management

By: Chuck Munson

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This new case study examines how leading network technology provider Cisco responded to a tsunami in Japan that could have disrupted delivery from 250 key "Tier 1" suppliers. In addition to natural disasters, it shows how Cisco manages lean supply chain risks associated with political upheavals, regulatory mandates, economic uncertainty, rapid technological and customer change, capacity constraints, globalization, and more. Focusing on realistic issues and challenges throughout, it offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Maria Jesus Saenz, MIT-Zaragoza...

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Toyota China: Matching Supply with Demand

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Toyota China: Matching Supply with Demand

By: Chuck Munson

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This case study examines how Toyota China is using demand forecasting, production planning, and customer management techniques to align supply and demand in China's fast-growing automotive market. The authors illuminate the China market's unique channels and challenges, including requirements to project sales for new models with no historical data. They focus on realistic issues and challenges throughout, offering exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Xiaoying Liang, City University of Hong Kong; Lijun Ma, Shenzhen University; Houmin Yan, City University of Hong Kong....

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Financial and Operational Risk Management at Molson Coors

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Financial and Operational Risk Management at Molson Coors

By: Chuck Munson; Dennis Kira; Ahmet Satir; Dia Bandaly

Publisher: FT Press

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This new supply chain management case study illuminates financial risk management at top international brewer Molson Coors. Readers learn how the firm uses commodities trading and currency exchange hedging to mitigate risks, including risks associated with price spikes in barley, hops, aluminum, and energy. The authors take readers inside the Molson Coors' internal committees for managing financial risk, showing how the company seeks to protect both supply chains and profitability. Throughout, this case study focuses on realistic issues and challenges, offering exceptional value to both...

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Improving Stanford Blood Center’s Platelet Supply Chain

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Improving Stanford Blood Center’s Platelet Supply Chain

By: Chuck Munson

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This new case study offers an insider view of Stanford Blood Center’s crucial initiative for improving processes associated with the supply of platelets, crucial blood products with a short five-day shelf-life and volatile demand patterns. Walking through the entire platelet supply chain--collection, processing, testing, delivery, and more--it helps readers assess significant process flaws that could have led to the loss of donors and life-threatening platelet shortages. Throughout, it focuses on realistic issues and challenges, offering exceptional value to both students and practitioners....

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Perdue Farms: A Vertically Integrated Supply Chain

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Perdue Farms: A Vertically Integrated Supply Chain

By: Chuck Munson

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This new case study examines the remarkable vertically integrated supply chain built by Perdue Farms, which supplies 2.7 billion pounds of poultry annually to customers in more than 40 countries. It reviews processes across the entire supply chain, from breeding eggs and hatching chicks through manufacturing processing, packaging, warehousing, and distribution and also addresses Perdue's current strategies, competitors, and challenges. Focusing on realistic issues and challenges throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Author: Ling Li, Old...

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The Interface between Demand Management and Production Strategies at TractParts

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The Interface between Demand Management and Production Strategies at TractParts

By: Chuck Munson

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This new supply chain management case study illuminates the interplay between demand management and production strategies at TractParts, a leading Indian manufacturer of pumps, engines, electric motors, and transformers. It presents the firm's seasonal demand patterns, shows how they might be met through either "chase" or "level" strategies, and challenges readers to identify potential cost savings by shifting demand via discounting. Focusing on realistic issues and challenges throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Abhishek Shinde and...

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Supplier Selection at Kerneos, Inc.

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Supplier Selection at Kerneos, Inc.

By: Chuck Munson

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This new supply chain management case study examines supplier selection at Kerneos, Inc., a leading manufacturer of cement products based on alumina content. It describes the critical role of supplier selection in Kerneos's supply chain transformation, which is using new IT tools to link distribution and sales demand more tightly with production planning and placing far greater emphasis on working capital. Focusing on realistic issues and challenges throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Ling Li and Erika Marsillac, Old Dominion...

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Transitioning the Supply Network of Chennai Engineering Ltd to Cloud Computing

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Transitioning the Supply Network of Chennai Engineering Ltd to Cloud Computing

By: Chuck Munson

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This new case study examines how leading engineering firm Chennai Engineering Ltd. is seeking to drive value by transitioning to cloud-based IT services internally and across its supplier network. It reviews key characteristics of cloud computing infrastructure, discusses challenges in measuring cloud ROI, and assesses unique challenges presented by Chennai's supply chain applications and processes. Focusing on realistic issues throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Author: N. Chandrasekaran, Take Solutions Ltd. & Loyola Institute for...

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Tussle between Maintaining Customer Satisfaction and Supply Chain Constraints: IGNYS Automotive

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Tussle between Maintaining Customer Satisfaction and Supply Chain Constraints: IGNYS Automotive

By: Chuck Munson

Publisher: FT Press

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This new case study focuses on turning around deteriorating customer satisfaction associated with inefficiencies in the spare parts operation of a $10 billion Indian automotive company. It reviews current processes for both urgent and standard orders; addresses participants including vendors, local "Carry Forward Agents," dealers, customers, and the company's sourcing divisions; and addresses both material and information flows. Focusing on realistic issues throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Satish Kumar and Dileep More, both from...

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When a Western 3PL Meets an Asian 3PL, Something Magical Happens

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When a Western 3PL Meets an Asian 3PL, Something Magical Happens

By: Chuck Munson

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As more companies move from regional to global scale, 3PL logistics providers have needed to dramatically improve their global capabilities. This new supply chain management case study examines how a leading North American 3PL and a Taiwan-based 3PL operating throughout Asia have partnered to serve the global logistics and shipping needs of North American customers far more effectively. Focusing on realistic issues and challenges throughout, this case study offers exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Author: Shong-Iee Ivan Su, Soochow University....

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Supply Chain Risk Management for Macro Risks

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Supply Chain Risk Management for Macro Risks

By: Chuck Munson

Publisher: FT Press

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This new case study focuses on the macro risks associated with relying on global supply chains. It addresses large events including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, and tornadoes; manmade disasters such as wars and economic crises; and technical disasters ranging from transport accidents and explosions to fires, gas leaks, and industrial accidents. Coverage includes risk classification; strategic, tactical, and operational issues; and a complete supply chain resilience model designed to help both students and practitioners effectively integrate macro risks into planning. Authors:...

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Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition

Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition

By: Stephen Cimorelli

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 02-JAN-2013

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Providing actionable steps for each stage in the manufacturing and supply chain management process, this book presents a detailed roadmap for implementing Kanban. This updated second edition focuses on creating an environment for success. Addressing both internal and external elements, it considers statistical data cleansing techniques to remove irrelevant data, correlation analysis using Excel-based techniques to guide decisions, the analysis of supplier performance against lead time and lot size expectations, and risk mitigation strategies for poor performing suppliers. ...

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Optimizing, Innovating, and Capitalizing on Information Systems for Operations

Optimizing, Innovating, and Capitalizing on Information Systems for Operations

By: John Wang

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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Adapting the development of information systems for operations management is essential for the effectiveness of an organization’s business strategy. Optimizing, Innovating, and Capitalizing on Information Systems for Operations presents research on the applications of information systems and its influence on business and operations management. Highlighting case studies, frameworks and methodologies, this book aims to be useful for practitioners and academics in the fields of decision, management, and social sciences....

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The Complete Guide to Physical Security

The Complete Guide to Physical Security

By: Paul Baker; Daniel Benny

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2012

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Creating a sound security plan involves understanding not only security requirements but also the dynamics of the marketplace, employee issues, and management goals. Emphasizing the marriage of technology and physical hardware, this volume covers intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance systems—including networked video. It addresses the reasoning behind installations, how to work with contractors, and how to develop a central station for monitoring. It also discusses government regulations Case examples demonstrate the alignment of security program management techniques...

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Learn The Impact of Global Trends (Collection)

Learn The Impact of Global Trends (Collection)

By: Michael E. Watson; Sara Lewis; Peter Cacioppi; Jay Jayaraman; Chad W. Autry; Thomas J. Goldsby; John E. Bell

Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 09-AUG-2013

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Using strategic supply chain network design, companies can achieve dramatic savings from their supply chains. Now, experts at IBM and Northwestern University have brought together both the rigorous principles and the practical applications you need to master. You’ll learn how to use supply chain network design to select the right number, location, territory, and size of warehouses, plants, and production lines; and optimize the flow of all products through your supply chain even if extends around the globe. The authors present better ways to decide what to manufacture internally, where to...

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Intelligent Manufacturing: Reviving U.S. Manufacturing Including Lessons Learned from Delphi Packard Electric and General Motors

Intelligent Manufacturing: Reviving U.S. Manufacturing Including Lessons Learned from Delphi Packard Electric and General Motors

By: R. Lesser

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 20-SEP-2013

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As opposed to a lot of theory, this book presents practical methods based on common sense and real world experience – what works and what doesn’t. The author's 30- year background in engineering and manufacturing puts him in a unique position to provide insight on what works in the manufacturing environment, what doesn’t, what our international competition is up to, and new tools and concepts that have proven to be very successful in the real world of manufacturing. He discusses simple, straightforward but very powerful ideas, concepts, and tools that can be applied to any manufacturing...

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Cultural Property Security: Protecting Museums, Historic Sites, Archives, and Libraries

Cultural Property Security: Protecting Museums, Historic Sites, Archives, and Libraries

By: Daniel Benny

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2012

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Cultural property security is of global importance, with tens of thousands of institutions internationally tasked with protecting and maintaining relics and artifacts of social, cultural, and historical significance. This volume offers powerful protection guidelines to security departments tasked with safeguarding popular historical sites, museums, and libraries and the historical artifacts they house. It identifies the threats against cultural properties and identifies the physical security measures and technology that can be used to protect such institutions. It also presents guidelines...

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The Modern Theory of the Toyota Production System: A Systems Inquiry of the World’s Most Emulated and Profitable Management System

The Modern Theory of the Toyota Production System: A Systems Inquiry of the World’s Most Emulated and Profitable Management System

By: Phillip Marksberry

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 27-NOV-2012

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Most books about Toyota's approach to workplace improvement describe Toyota's practices as case studies or stories. Designed to aid in the implementation of Lean manufacturing from a management perspective, this book presents a new way of exploring Toyota's management system—one that integrates systems thinking with Lean implementation. It explains that most organizations already have what it takes to succeed with TPS. What’s usually missing is balance. This book supplies a blueprint for understanding how to put the TPS pieces together to achieve that balance. ...

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Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement

Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement

By: Ronald Blank

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 06-SEP-2012

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Using language that is easy to understand, this book describes how improvement efforts can be undermined by errors and incompleteness. It illustrates the various types of errors that can hurt productivity and outlines proven solutions to prevent or correct them. Explaining how departments not directly related to manufacturing can hinder productivity, it provides time-tested advice on how to reduce waste and enhance efficiency. This book will enable companies to take better advantage of all that the ISO 9001 and similar systems have to offer. ...