For MBA or senior level undergraduate supply chain management courses.
A Strategic Framework for Understanding Supply Chain Management
Borne from a course on supply chain management taught at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Supply Chain Management introduces high-level strategy and concepts while giving students the practical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems.
The Sixth Edition weaves in compelling case study examples, providing students with clear insight into how good supply chain management offers a competitive advantage. On the flip side, students also learn the dangers of poor supply chain management, and how it can damage an organization’s overall health and performance.
Using a strategic framework, students are guided through all of the key drivers of supply chain performance, including facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing. By the end of the course, students will walk away with a deep understanding of supply chains and a firm grasp on the practical managerial levers to pull in order to improve supply chain performance.
Table of Contents
Part I Building a Strategic Framework to Analyze Supply Chains
Chapter 1 Understanding the Supply Chain
Chapter 2 Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope
Chapter 3 Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics
Part II Designing the Supply Chain Network
Chapter 4 Designing Distribution Networks and Applications to Online Sales
Chapter 5 Network Design in the Supply Chain
Chapter 6 Designing Global Supply Chain Networks
Part III Planning and Coordinating Demand and Supply in a Supply Chain
Chapter 7 Demand Forecasting in a Supply Chain
Chapter 8 Aggregate Planning in a Supply Chain
Chapter 9 Sales and Operations Planning: Planning Supply and Demand in a Supply Chain
Chapter 10 Coordination in a Supply Chain
Part IV Planning and Managing Inventories in a Supply Chain
Chapter 11 Managing Economies of Scale in a Supply Chain: Cycle Inventory
Chapter 12 Managing Uncertainty in a Supply Chain: Safety Inventory
Chapter 13 Determining the Optimal Level of Product Availability
Part V Designing and Planning Transportation Networks
Chapter 14 Transportation in a Supply Chain
Part VI Managing Cross-Functional Drivers in a Supply Chain
Chapter 15 Sourcing Decisions in a Supply Chain
Chapter 16 Pricing and Revenue Management in a Supply Chain
Chapter 17 Sustainability and the Supply Chain
Part VII Online Chapter
Chapter A Information Technology in a Supply Chain