The Supply Chain Yearbook 2002 Edition

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9780071380805: The Supply Chain Yearbook 2002 Edition

This yearbook is an anthology of articles, from sources like "Forbes" to "Harvard Business Review", that cover such areas as basic supply concepts, forecasting, logistics, negotiating, project management, sourcing strategies, measuring and evaluating supplier performance, and legal issues. It also includes a discussion of global developments and issues, case studies and company profiles and coverage of technological developments, like e-supply. The book offers a wide range of materials on supply chain management so readers can learn more and gain ideas that can be implemented in their own organization.

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With complete listing of conferences and events scheduled in 2001!

The Supply Chain Manager's Problem-Solving Toolbox­­Featuring Techniques Used By Cisco, Saturn, PPG, and Other Global Logistics Leaders

In today's world of instant Internet connectivity and global distribution, effective supply chain management (SCM) is a factor critical to organizational success and growth. Professionals from engineers to administrators must understand the latest logistical strategies and practices for each link in the chain if they are to keep projects on schedule and on budget.

The Supply Chain Yearbook, 2001 Edition, provides the "best of the best" thinking from today's most accomplished SCM researchers and practitioners. Articles from professional journals including Supply Chain Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Industry Week, Purchasing, and over two dozen other magazines, books, and Websites provide practitioners with a one-stop, first-of-its-kind supply chain management anthology. Articles include:
*Why Your Supply Chain Doesn't Work
*Supply Chain Optimization at Internet Speed
*Purchasing Leaders Disclose Advanced Best Practices
*E-Commerce Realities in Warehousing and Distribution
*Reverse Logistics as a Competitive Strategy

E-procurement initiatives ... Collaborative logistics ... Cross-functional collaboration ... Balanced sourcing ... It's all here. Let The Supply Chain Yearbook, 2001 Edition, enhance your supply chain knowledge­­and enhance your organization's overall performance.

The Supply Chain Yearbook, 2001 Edition, provides you with up-to-the-minute, hands-on practices from the world's supply chain leaders without bogging down in theoretical debate and nonsense. Written by today's most influential supply chain management professionals, it features practical, no-nonsense articles on how to solve supply chain dilemmas, form win-win partnerships with partners both up and down the supply chain, and make the most of today's technological and Internet advances to streamline your logistical programs.

More than 60 articles, all written in the dawning days of the 21st century, reflect the breadth and scope of today's SCM challenges. From technology to manufacturing, accounting to engineering, these articles provide the latest thinking on innovative techniques, practices, and strategies for communicating­­and cooperating­­throughout every link of the chain. Covering SCM today, planning and scheduling, procurement, logistics, execution (including B2B e-commerce issues from many perspectives), evaluation and metrics, and whatever the future holds, this one-stop book is today's only truly comprehensive guide to the best practices of modern supply chain management.

For all professionals responsible for supply chain management, or even those who simply require timely information on developments and trends in logistics and support, The Supply Chain Yearbook provides:
*Wide-ranging, authoritative discussion of global SCM developments and issues
*Case studies and profiles of innovative companies in action
*In-depth coverage of latest technological developments, including e-procurement, e-hubs, and smart cards

Along with seven completely distinct sections focusing on different aspects of supply chain management, an additional section provides lists, resources, and references you need for even more information­­featuring directories of associations, Websites, and journals and magazines. An all-inclusive calendar of major events, meetings, and conferences scheduled in 2001 makes The Supply Chain Yearbook the only book to combine detailed information and facts with can't-miss dates for networking and gathering important contacts and information.

The Supply Chain Yearbook, 2001 Edition, is essential reading for all supply chain professionals. Use it to access immediate problem-solving information, articles to keep you up-to-date on changing standards and practices­­and instantly useful techniques and ideas that will add value to your organization's logistical efforts for years to come.

About the Author:

John Woods is president of Cwl Publishing Enterprises, a firm specializing in the development of quality management and business publications. John has edited the last five editions of the Quality Yearbook and is co-author of the McGraw-IIill Encyclopedia of Quality Terms and Concepts and Qualitrends. He was also co-editor of The Purchasing and Supply Yearbook 2000 Edition. In addition, John has worked with McGraw-Hill has a packager on the Briefcase Books and the Quotable series.

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