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Supply Chain Management

Your suppliers can offer you so much more than raw materials and parts. Become an expert in logistics and learn how to leverage your supplier network while saving time and money.

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The Long Tail
Book
 

Chris Anderson

Hyperion, 2006

(10)

How Companies Win
Book
 

Rick Kash and David Calhoun

HarperBusiness, 2010

(9)

The Spider's Strategy
Book
 

Amit S. Mukherjee

FT Press, 2008

(7)

The Complexity Crisis
Book
 

John L. Mariotti

Adams Media, 2008

(7)

Vested Outsourcing
Book
 

Kate Vitasek et al.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

(8)

5 Future Strategies You Need Right Now
Book
 

George Stalk

Harvard Business Review Press, 2008

(8)

Eco-Business
Book

Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister

MIT Press, 2013

(9)

Big Brown
Book
 

Greg Niemann

Jossey-Bass, 2007

(8)

Procurement 20/20
Book
 

Peter Spiller et al.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(8)

FedEx Delivers
Book

Madan Birla

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

(7)

Supply Chain Risk
Book

John Manners-Bell

Kogan Page, 2014

(9)

Business Process Outsourcing
Book

Rick L. Click and Thomas N. Duening

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004

(7)

The Benchmarking Book
Book
 

Michael J. Spendolini

AMACOM, 1992

(9)

Policies & Procedures to Prevent Fraud and Embezzlement
Book

Edward J. McMillan

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

(8)

Waging War on Complexity Costs
Book

Stephen A. Wilson and Andrei Perumal

McGraw-Hill, 2009

(8)

Demand Management Best Practices
Book

Colleen Crum and George E. Palmatier

J. Ross, 2003

(8)

The Supply-Based Advantage
Book
 

Stephen C. Rogers

AMACOM, 2009

(8)

Learning from Dirty Jobs
Video

Mike Rowe

TED Conferences LLC, 2008

(7)

Out of the Crisis
Book
 

W. Edwards Deming

MIT Press, 2000

(9)

The Black Book of Outsourcing
Book
 

Douglas Brown and Scott Wilson

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

(7)

Lean Solutions
Book

James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones

Free Press, 2005

(8)

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Supply Chain Management

Your company prides itself in manufacturing quality products that satisfy customers. But that’s only half the equation. You need an efficient system to procure raw materials from your suppliers and get your goods to consumers – on time and in sufficient quantities. Ensuring that all the links in your supply chain are sturdy and interconnected is a formidable challenge for even the most proficient organizations. If you’re struggling with supply chain management or just looking for confirmation that you’re headed in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place. getAbstract, the world’s largest supplier of business book summaries, is a reliable go-to source for a wide range of commercial solutions, including supply chain logistics. The material in this category covers every aspect of supply chain management. We’ll show you how to establish a seamless relationship between your suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. Moreover, you’ll learn proven methods for building a cost-efficient supply chain that adds value and is responsive to your customer base.

Supply and Demand

One of the trickiest parts of supply chain management is striking the proper balance between supply and demand. We encourage you to weigh the different philosophical approaches in our summaries so you can decide on the proper course of action for your organization. Regardless of the methods you choose, the ultimate goal of supply chain management is to deliver the best products and services to your customers without compromising your profit margins. When it comes to supplying helpful information, though, you can count on getAbstract.