Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition

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Michael Hugos, «Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition»
Wiley | ISBN 0471776343 | 2 edition (March 10, 2006) | PDF | 3.9 Mb | 304 pages










Review
"…an excellent introduction into supply chain management…a book you should own and loan out to others frequently…" (Supply Management, 10 April 2003)

"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management." (Supply Chain Management Review, September/October 2003) –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Supply Chain Management Review, September/October 2003
"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management." –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Fully revised and expanded, the Second Edition contains valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices. This handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.

"Michael Hugos presents the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise, and easily readable style for those desiring an introduction to the subject or for those wanting to refine their understanding and application of supply chain issues. The case studies and executive insights are very useful in illustrating how to effectively employ supply chains to enable companies to accomplish their business goals."
-Perry J. Gaid, Vice President of Purchasing, OneSource Facility Services, Inc.

"My company is involved in both manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Hugos's book provides a valuable framework of concepts and techniques that people at all levels of the company can use to organize and improve our supply chain management capabilities and tie them to our business strategy."
-Grant Watkinson, Ph.D., President, Coastwide Laboratories, Inc.

Praise for the First Edition

"An excellent introduction into supply chain management . . . a book you should own and loan out to others frequently."
-Supply Management

"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management."
-Supply Chain Management Review

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Download Description
Essentials of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, shows busy executives and managers what a supply chain is and how skillful and imaginative supply chain management can transform a sometimes-sluggish process into a powerful, revenue-driving engine. This practical, accessible new edition features updated tips and techniques for maximizing supply-chain innovation strategies, as well as all-new ""From the Real World"" and ""Executive Insight"" examples, a new chapter on how to gain competitive advantage from the supply chain, and new sections covering the latest trends in supply-chain management. Michael Hugos (Chicago, IL) is the Chief Information Officer with Network Services Company, a $6.8-billion co-op that is wholly owned by 85 member companies. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of information technology and has worked in supply-chain management for more than 10 years.

Book Info
Practical guide describes how the supply chain operates and discusses the issues and techniques that are relevant for companies seeking to improve the management of their supply chains. Explains the metrics involve in measuring performance, and presents a pragmatic approach to designing and building supply chain systems. Softcover. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Back Cover Copy

* Discover what a supply chain is and how it works
* Utilize technology to boost efficiency and responsiveness
* Align your supply chain with market demands
* Learn how to develop pragmatic supply chain systems

ESSENTIALS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.

"Mr. Hugos uses a fluid writing style that takes a difficult subject and makes it read like a novel. I read it quickly and continue to use it as a reference guide. We provide services and materials to the fortune 500 and this book provides us with a thought process that endures as well as simple actions that will increase our bottom line immediately."
–Michael J. Chakos, Chief Operating Officer, Kenny Industrial Services

"Michael Hugos does an excellent job of informing the reader on the latest concepts and technologies of supply chain management (SCM). The real jewel in this book can be found in the way that Mr. Hugos was able to provide a solid set of frameworks that will enable the business executive to link SCM to strategy and, at the same time, measure its effectiveness."
–John ODonnell, President, NA Commercial Business, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

"This book takes a purportedly very complex subject and reduces it to easily understandable concepts. It very clearly and concisely explains how to determine your companys place in the value chain and how to enhance your companys value in that chain. It should be required reading for all business students and current managers who are searching for better ways to compete in todays marketplace. I have marked several pages that contain concepts I want to put in practice immediately."
–Sunil Arora, Vice President, Global eBusiness, Anixter International, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
MICHAEL HUGOS is a business executive with more than twenty years' experience in logistics and supply chain management. He is an award-winning Chief Information Officer who integrates technology and business operations to create supply chains for competitive advantage. Mr. Hugos is also the author of Building the Real-Time Enterprise: An Executive Briefing and the coauthor of Supply Chain Management in the Retail Industry. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.