With this up-to-date, hands-on study guide to accompany the innovative reference on managing the supply chain lifecycle, authors Schniederjans and Legrand help students and practitioners master all aspects of recasting and improving the global supply chain, and prepare them for professional certification as well as advanced degrees on the topic. Fully aligned with the current edition of Reinventing the Supply Chain Lifecycle, this workbook-style book includes chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, chapter questions, reviews of key terms and concepts, additional cases and examples, student self quizzes, and more.
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The Official Companion Workbook for Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle
• Helps you build crucial skills for managing every phase of the supply chain life cycle
• Provides extensive hands-on practice with key quantitative and methodological methods
• Extensive learning tools include many problems, solutions, and self-examination quizzes
• Integrates valuable content for ISM CPSM certification
Supply chains have complex life cycles that must be understood and managed at every stage, from introduction to growth, maturity to decline. In Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle, leading supply chain innovators and researchers Marc J. Schniederjans and Stephen B. LeGrand have presented a complete framework for doing so. Now, in this accompanying Student Workbook, they provide the hands-on tools and practice students need to master this framework and put it to work. This Student Workbook guides students through using formulas, step-by-step procedures, and other quantitative or methodological methods they will need to manage supply chain life cycles. In most chapters, analytical computations are shown using Excel spreadsheet software. The Student Workbook also contains a complete set of pedagogical tools, including clear chapter objectives and summaries, self-examination quizzes, and many additional problems (some with solutions), all fully aligned with the original text, and designed to promote faster learning and deeper insight.
This up-to-date, hands-on study guide will help you master all aspects of recasting and improving global supply chains from creation to dissolution, while also preparing for professional certification and advanced degrees in the field. Fully aligned with the authors’ Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle, it supports that book’s sophisticated life cycle framework by teaching essential tools and methods, and by offering extensive, highly realistic practice. Marc J. Schniederjans and Stephen B. LeGrand draw on decades of experience as supply chain instructors and leaders to illuminate all key concepts associated with their framework. Augmenting their original book, they provide formulas, step-by-step procedures, and other quantitative methodologies for successfully executing on their approach. Extensive self-assessment quizzes, problems, examples, and solutions help you learn specific skills you will need to manage your own supply chain life cycles through creation, growth, maturity, and decline.
Features and Benefits of This Student Workbook:
• Clear chapter objectives and summaries help you learn and review faster
• True/false and multiple-choice quizzes prepare you for classroom exams
• Example analytical computations are shown using familiar Excel spreadsheet software
• Assignment problems can be used for learning or homework
• Itemized Points of Further Interest highlight key supply chain issues and trends
• Additional methodological and procedural problems/solutions help you learn by example
• Integrated content supports ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification
About the Author:
Marc J. Schniederjans is the C. Wheaton Battey Distinguished Professor of Business in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has served on the faculty of three other universities. Professor Schniederjans is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). His prior business experience includes owning and operating his own truck-leasing business. He is currently a member of the Institute of Supply Management(ISM), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). Professor Schniederjans has taught extensively in operations management and management science. He has won numerous teaching awards and is an honorary member of the Golden Key Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Psi business honor society. He has published more than 100 journal articles and has authored or coauthored 18 books in the field of management. He has also presented more than 100 research papers at academic meetings. Professor Schniederjans is serving on numerous journal editorial review boards, including the Journal of Operations Management and Production and Operations Management, as well as on two advisory boards. He is serving as an area editor for the journal Operations Management Research and is an associate editor for three other journals. Professor Schniederjans has also served as a consultant and trainer to a variety of business and government agencies, such as Dow North America, Ralston Purina Corporation, and the Ontario Hydro Electro Corporation.
Stephen B. LeGrand is the vice president of global operations for the Irrigation division of Valmont Industries, Inc. Valmont is the global leader in designing and manufacturing poles, towers, and structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, and utility markets and is a provider of protective coating services. Valmont also leads the world in mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, enhancing food production while conserving and protecting natural water resources. Stephen is responsible for operations of the division’s mechanized irrigation product lines, with manufacturing in the United States, Spain, Dubai, Brazil, China, and South Africa, and with warehousing operations in Australia, Mexico, and Russia. He has been an operations professional for more than 25 years, with experience in M&A, managing manufacturing, supply chain management, and the recruitment and development of international professionals. Before joining Valmont, he served as the director of worldwide operations for the Power Systems Division of the Kohler Company, where he led global operations in Singapore, China, France, India, and the United States. Stephen has a strong background in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma (DMAIC), supply chain management, quality, manufacturing engineering, production, customer service, and safety. Before joining Kohler Power Systems, he served as operations manager, production and inventory control manager, and scheduling manager for divisions of Newell Rubbermaid, gaining experience in acquisitions while helping manage operations in Mexico, Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and France within the retail and B2B industries. Prior to his eight-year association with Newell Rubbermaid, Stephen’s experience included 11 years in the defense electronics industry for Rockwell International and Hughes Aircraft companies, where he held positions in engineering, production, materials, and quality, producing radar systems for military aircraft (F-18, F-14, and F-15) and manufacturing global positioning systems (GPS) for handheld, vehicle, and missile (SLAM, TLAM) applications. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Iowa in operations and earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition, he has certification in Integrated Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification from the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) and certification in technology from the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME).
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