Designing & Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies & Case Studies (Book & CD-Rom)

Designing & Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies & Case Studies (Book & CD-Rom)

David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, Edith Simchi-Levi

Language: English

Pages: 354

ISBN: 0072845538

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Supply chain management, both in industry and in academia, has grown rapidly over the past several years mainly due to an increase in corporate goals of reducing manufacturing costs and the savings that come from planning and managing the supply chain effectively. Most textbooks do not include models and decision support systems robust enough for industry. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Cases, 2/e by Simchi-Levy, Kaminsky and Simchi-Levi discusses the problems, models and concepts derived from issues related to effective supply chain management. This text is suitable for both academic study and practicing professionals. While many core supply chain management issues are interrelated, the authors have tried to make each chapter as self-contained as possible so that the reader can refer directly to chapters covering topics of interest. Each chapter utilizes case studies and numerous examples. Mathematical and technical sections can be skipped without loss of continuity. The accompanying CD-ROM also provides two simulations, the Computerized Beer Game and the Risk Pool Game and a computerized tool, new to this edition, for developing and executing supply chain contracts. These packages help illustrate many of the concepts discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

supply chain partners, by those that yield a globally optimized supply chain. • The ability to effectively manage uncertainty and risk. As observed earlier, ini­ tiatives such as outsourcing and offshoring and manufacturing strategies such as lean and just-in-tim e have significantly increased the level of risk for the enterprise. This is complemented by the significant increase in the level of demand uncertainty. Indeed, in high-tech industries, product life cycles are becoming shorter and

strategies to manage inventory effectively in these decentralized systems. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Answer the following questions about the case at the start of the chapter. a. Based on the spreadsheet data, how would you characterize Steel W orks’ products? W hat about Steel W orks’ customers? Given your answer and the information in the case what does this suggest? b. W hat does the coefficient of variation tell us? Can you determ ine the coef­ ficient of variation for the DuraBend™ and

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example, we might specify a maximum distance between each customer and the warehouse serving it. This ensures that a warehouse will be able to serve its customers within a reasonable time. Sometimes we must recognize that for some customers, such as those in rural or isolated areas, it is harder to provide the same level of service that m ost other customers receive. In this case, it is often helpful to define the service level as the pro­ portion of customers whose distance to their assigned

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