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Definitive Guide to Supply Chain Best Practices, The: Comprehensive Lessons and Cases in Effective SCM, CourseSmart eTextbook

By CSCMP, Robert Frankel

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Oct 20, 2013


For supply chain management students and practitioners to effectively address tomorrow’s complex challenges, they must gain experience in recognizing problems, identifying and evaluating potential solutions, and designing methods of implementation. For students entering the field, business case analysis is the best available substitute for hands-on, sleeves-rolled-up experience. For professionals, business case analysis represents a unique opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of scenarios, anticipate future challenges, and prepare for career growth. This book provides multiple, realistic, fact-based scenarios for both academic and managerial analysis of supply chain problems across a wide spectrum of contexts.


Its award-winning, custom-designed scenarios have been written by world-renowned experts commissioned by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and edited by Robert M. Frankel. Each case addresses multiple supply chain/logistics domains, touches multiple functional aspects of the firm, and fully reflects the complexities of modern supply chain management. Readers will be introduced to the field’s latest best practices and more importantly, they will learn how to integrate a wide array of functional activities, from forecasting and demand planning through order fulfillment and post-sales service.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Part 1: Demand Management in the Supply Chain     3
CASE 1: Dockomo Heavy Machinery Equipment, Ltd.: Spare Parts Supply Chain Management (SCM)     5
CASE 2: Silo Manufacturing Corporation (SMC)--Parts A and B: Managing with Economic Order Quantity     27
CASE 3: Megamart Seasonal Demand Planning     33
CASE 4: Supply Uncertainty, Demand Planning, and Logistics Management at Goodwill Industries of Oklahoma     43
Part 2: Supply Chain Network Design and Analysis     57
CASE 5: Bertelsmann China--Parts A and B: Supply Chains for Books     59
CASE 6: Carnival Corporation Food Supply Chain     81
CASE 7: DSM Manufacturing:When Network Analysis Meets Business Reality     95
CASE 8: Kiwi Medical Devices, Ltd.: Is “Right Shoring” the Right Response?     109
Part 3: Risk and Uncertainty in the Supply Chain     123
CASE 9: Innovative Distribution Company: A Total Cost Approach to Understanding Supply Chain Risk     125
CASE 10: Humanitarian Logistics: Getting Donated Foods from Switzerland to Zambia     133
Part 4: The Functions     147
CASE 11: Breaking Ground in Services Purchasing     149
CASE 12: Lean at Kramer Sports     165
CASE 13: UPS Logistics and to Move Toward 4PL--or Not?     173
Index     187

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