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Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains

Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains

By: C Mena; G Stevens

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2010

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Food and drink supply chains are complex, continually changing systems, involving many participants. They present stakeholders across the food and drinks industries with considerable challenges. Delivering performance in food supply chains offers expert perspectives to help practitioners and academics to improve their supply chain operations. The Editors have identified six key challenges in managing food and drinks supply chains. Each section of the book focuses on one of these important issues. The first chapters consider the fundamental role of relationship management in supply...

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Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies

Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies

By: W. K. Wong; Z. X. Guo

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2014

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As supply chains in the textiles and fashion industry become ever more complex and global, and as the shift to mass customisation puts more pressure on a rapid and flexible response to customer needs, there is an urgent need to monitor and improve the efficiency of supply chains in the industry. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies offer a unique opportunity to achieve these goals. Fashion supply chain management using radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies looks at the application of RFID technologies in such areas as order allocation, garment manufacturing,...

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Loss Control Auditing: A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits

Loss Control Auditing: A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits

By: E. Dunlap

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2011

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A comprehensive resource for those developing and executing a loss control audit program, this book comes at the material from three perspectives: Workplace safety, physical security, and life safety and fire service. Written for professionals in loss prevention and safety management as well as those studying the field, this reference includes core auditing issues that are addressed in the mainstream by loss control professionals and provides insight on the implementation of an auditing program within organizations. It illustrates audit scoring methodologies and presents sample audit...

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The Practical Application of the Process Capability Study: Evolving From Product Control to Process Control

The Practical Application of the Process Capability Study: Evolving From Product Control to Process Control

By: Douglas Relyea

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2011

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Using real-world examples in the context of the shop floor, this book addresses statistical process control through a non-mathematical, step-by-step explanation of the process capability study. It enables manufacturing personnel to understand how to recover a significant return on their investment from statistical process control. Machine operators and supervisors will better understand how they can communicate their process knowledge to management. Managers will then better understand the limitations of the process as it exists and will have a simple tool for managing process...

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Supply Chain Management Strategy: Using SCM to Create Greater Corporate Efficiency and Profits

Supply Chain Management Strategy: Using SCM to Create Greater Corporate Efficiency and Profits

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 04-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 11-APR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Drive more value from your supply chain by choosing and implementing the right models and strategies. Supply Chain Management Strategy offers expert guidance for comparing and choosing models, implementing governance, and strategizing to enable sales growth, margin growth, and superior customer experience. Lead authored by pioneering supply chain management expert Alexandre Oliveira, this guide focuses on driving maximum business value from modern supply chain strategies and models. Oliveira and senior supply chain executive Anne...

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Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Risk

By: John Manners-Bell

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2014

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Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. John Manners-Bell clearly describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level. He examines the lack of supply visibility which puts businesses at risk and includes case studies of best practice, as well as citing examples of when and how things go wrong. Each case study describes a company's supply chain and production/ sourcing strategy; a description of the...

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Going Lean

Going Lean

By: Stephen A. Ruffa

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2008

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Going Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing. Instead, companies must learn that sudden shifts or unpredictable conditions need not undermine their results. Led by a new breed of companies –Toyota, Wal-Mart, and Southwest Airlines—a powerful, yet unexpected mindset is reshaping the rules for business competitiveness. By using Lean Dynamics ™—based on the now-famous Toyota Production System—companies everywhere can thrive in virtually any environment. In Going Lean, readers will learn how...

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IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities Administration Guide

IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities Administration Guide

By: Arundhati Bhowmick; Eduardo Francellino; Luis Glehn; Robert Loredo; Pam Nesbitt; Shi Wei Yu

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2012

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IBM® defines a smarter city as one that makes optimal use of all available information to better understand and control its operations and optimize the use of resources. There is much information available from different sources. However, city officials often lack the holistic view of the city's operations that is required to respond to the citizens' needs in a timely manner and use the city resources wisely. IBM Intelligent Operations Center delivers a unified view of city agencies, providing three primary elements for successful management of cities: use information, anticipate problems,...

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The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference, + Website, 2nd Edition

The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference, + Website, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2012

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Every supply manager's essential desktop tool with in-depth, authoritative coverage of each topic Leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of the procurement and sourcing functions, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference, Second Edition is filled with everything every organization needs to know about the key roles and responsibilities of a procurement professional. Presented logically to match the flow of the procurement and sourcing functions, the book is filled with practical aids such as step-by-step guides to each segment of the process, as well as checklists...

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Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing

Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 08-NOV-2011

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Unique guidance for cutting costs regardless of economic conditions—without reducing headcounts Successfully reduce costs in the area of indirect spend and watch your bottom line grow. Managing Indirect Spend provides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to get it done with an overview of: the challenges faced when sourcing indirect spend categories; strategic sourcing process; tools that can help drive savings, and examples based on real world experience. This how-to guide clearly covers specific sourcing engagements and provides the details needed to source...

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Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fourth Edition

Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fourth Edition

By: Paul Schönsleben

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 04-AUG-2011

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The fourth edition of this comprehensive logistics management text covers theoretical and practical aspects of all major operational topics. This new edition contains an expanded chapter on supply chain design. It also includes new sections on: Assessing the economic value of supply chain initiatives; Global trading; Total Cost of Ownership in a global supply chain; Sustainable supply chains; and Supply chain risk management. Summaries, keywords, cases, and exercises are included within chapters. Additional interactive Macromedia Flash elements are made available for download from the...

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Definitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection)

Definitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection)

By: Robert Frankel; Scott B. Keller; Brian C. Keller; Gibson Brian J.; Joe B. Hanna; C. Clifford Defee; Haozhe Chen; Tate Wendy; Nada Sanders

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 14-FEB-2014

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A brand new collection of best practices for planning, organizing, and managing high-value supply chains… 8 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 8 authoritative books help you systematically plan, manage, and optimize any supply chain, in any environment or industry Master all the knowledge and best practices you need to design, implement, and manage world-class supply chains! This unique 8 eBook package will be an indispensable resource for supply chain professionals and students in any organization or environment. It contains 7 complete books commissioned...

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The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management: Principles and Strategies for the Efficient Flow of Inventory across the Supply Chain

The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management: Principles and Strategies for the Efficient Flow of Inventory across the Supply Chain

By: CSCMP; Matthew A. Waller; Terry L. Esper

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 17-APR-2014

Insert Date: 05-FEB-2014

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Master and apply both the technical and behavioral skills you need to succeed in any inventory management role or function! Now, there’s an authoritative and comprehensive guide to best-practice inventory management in any organization. Authored by world-class experts in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), this text illuminates planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating all the activities used to efficiently control product flow. The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management covers long-term strategic decisions;...

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Industrial Problem Solving Simplified: An 8-Step Program

Industrial Problem Solving Simplified: An 8-Step Program

By: Ralph R. Pawlak

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 05-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 21-JAN-2014

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Industrial Problem Solving Simplified provides a roadmap for solving manufacturing problems. Containing numerous examples of actual problems and their solutions in various industrial environments, it is for novice as well as experienced manufacturing owners, managers, quality representatives, consultants, trainers, and procurement professionals. Author Ralph Pawlak's roadmap is a proven system that has been used to eliminate major manufacturing problems in electronics, casting, blow molding, and assembly operations. What's more, it has been used effectively in the manufacture of toys,...

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Vehicle Routing at Otto’s Discount Brigade

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Vehicle Routing at Otto’s Discount Brigade

By: Matthew J. Drake

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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This new business analytics case study challenges readers to optimize the logistics operation for a regional chain of discount stores, gaining the insight they need to consolidate routes and eliminate overspending. Crystallizing realistic analytical challenges faced by companies in many industries and markets, it exposes readers to the entire decision-making process, providing opportunities to perform analyses, interpret output, and recommend the best course of action. Author: Matthew J. Drake, Duquesne University....

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Narragansett Brewing Company: Build a Brewery

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Narragansett Brewing Company: Build a Brewery

By: Matthew J. Drake

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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Using formal facility location methods, this new business analytics case study challenges readers to compare three potential locations for Narragansett Brewery's new keg-only brewing facility in Rhode Island, and identify the best alternative. Crystallizing realistic analytical challenges faced by companies in many industries and markets, it exposes readers to the entire decision-making process, providing opportunities to perform analyses, interpret output, and recommend the optimal course of action. Author: John K. Visich, Christopher J. Roethlein, and Angela M. Wicks, Bryant University....

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Publish or Perish: Scheduling Challenges in the Publishing Industry

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Publish or Perish: Scheduling Challenges in the Publishing Industry

By: Matthew J. Drake

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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This new business analytics case study challenges readers to manage the complex book publishing process from manuscript through printing and shipping, keeping projects on time to meet the industry's crucial spring and fall seasons. Crystallizing realistic analytical challenges faced by companies in many industries and markets, it exposes readers to the entire decision-making process, providing opportunities to perform analyses, interpret output, and recommend the best course of action. Author: Beate Klingenberg and David Gavin, Marist College....

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Pizza Station

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Pizza Station

By: Matthew J. Drake

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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Using Lean Six Sigma techniques, this new case study challenges readers to analyze why a local pizza restaurant is experiencing a rapid increase in customer complaints, ranging from late delivery to poor crusts. Crystallizing realistic analytical challenges faced by companies in many industries and markets, it exposes readers to the entire decision-making process, providing opportunities to perform analyses, interpret output, and recommend the best course of action. Author: Kathryn Marley, Duquesne University; and Gopesh Anand, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign....

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Safety Stock Planning for a Hong Kong Fashion Retailer

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Safety Stock Planning for a Hong Kong Fashion Retailer

By: Matthew J. Drake

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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This new business analytics case study challenges readers to optimize safety stock levels for a fashion company, where consumer demand is exceptionally hard to forecast, and inventory planning is extremely difficult. Crystallizing realistic analytical challenges faced by companies in many industries and markets, it exposes readers to the entire decision-making process, providing opportunities to perform analyses, interpret output, and recommend the best course of action. Author: Tsan-Ming (Jason) Choi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University....

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Inventory Management at Squirrel Hill Cosmetics

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Inventory Management at Squirrel Hill Cosmetics

By: Matthew J. Drake

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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This new business analytics case study challenges readers to optimize the management of global inventory and related distribution costs in a consumer goods company that imports most of its products from China. Crystallizing realistic analytical challenges faced by companies in many industries and markets, it exposes readers to the entire decision-making process, providing opportunities to perform analyses, interpret output, and recommend the best course of action. Author: Paul M. Griffin, Pennsylvania State University....