With coverage that touches on all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) the Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and future directions. Comprised of more ......more
With coverage that touches on all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) the Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and future directions. Comprised of more than 300 entries written by over 30 experts in the field, it provides authoritative insight on the tools available for implementing sustainable improvements to your supply chain.
Illustrating essential concepts with case studies and roadmaps, it presents industry best practices and time-saving tools to help you maximize supply chain efforts—including collaborative relationship, project process, and strategy templates. This authoritative SCM reference examines project management approaches to supply chain change, globalization of supply chains, the drivers of supply chain change, retail supply chains, the use of modeling to improve SCM, as well as the impact of the Lean and Six Sigma movements on contemporary SCM.
The encyclopedia’s comprehensive coverage facilitates the well-rounded understanding required to deliver value and quality to stakeholders in the most cost-efficient manner. It will arm you with the methods to identify needed change, the tools to implement them, as well as the confidence needed to become an effective change agent.
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About the Editor:
James B. Ayers is a principal with CGR Management Consultants in Los Angeles, California USA. (www.ayers-consulting.com). He consults clients of all sizes across the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries on strategy development, supply chain process, organization design, profit improvement, and new product development. Mr. Ayers has authored, co-authored, or edited a number of books and articles on supply chain management, including the Handbook of Supply Chain Management first and second editions, Supply Chain Project Management first and second editions, Making Supply Chain Management Work: Design, Implementation, Partnerships, Technology, and Profits, and Retail Supply Chain Management.
Jim holds a BS with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and MBA and MS Industrial Engineering degrees from Stanford University. As a naval officer, he served on submarines. Jim is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants.
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