Managing the Supply Chain

The Definitive Guide for the Business Professional

Authors: David Simchi-Levi (MIT), Philip Kaminsky (University of California, Berkeley) and Edith Simchi-Levi (LogicTools)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2003
ISBN: 0071410317

The book provides a professional audience with state-of-the-art concepts that are important for the design, control, operation, and management of supply chain systems. In particular, we have attempted to convey the intuition behind many key supply chain concepts and to provide simple approaches that can be used to analyze various aspects of the supply chain. We have tried to emphasize an approach that is logical and succinct ¨C we know our readers are busy people, and we have tried to convey the key concepts as efficiently as possible.

We intend this book to be a reference for consultants and managers involved in any one of the processes that make up the supply chain. For example, transportation managers deciding which modes of transportation to use, inventory control managers wanting to ensure smooth production with as little inventory as possible, purchasing/supply managers designing contracts with their company¡¯s suppliers and clients, and logistics managers in charge of their company¡¯s supply chains can all benefit from the contents of this book.

Read a review of the book published by American Shipper July 2004