1.Supply Chain Roadmap
1.1.This process model provides a guiding framework to help students learn the decision involved in designing supply chain strategy.
1.2.The Roadmap helps students understand the cross-functional nature of business, and ties together the material in all chapters.
1.3.This feature is supported by a running Opening Story in the beginning of each chapter.
2.1.This layout follows and reinforces the integral Supply Chain Roadmap theme throughout.
2.2.The material is divided into three main sections: each consists of five chapters, which are strategically grouped together to easily allow the tying of concepts together.
3.Real-world, Global Examples.
Textual material is demonstrated through the discussion of modern, relatable corporations.
4.Running Opening Story.
At the beginning of each chapter, these vignettes help students see the challenges managers face as they seek to implement a winning supply chain strategy.
These cases highlight critical strategic decisions, practices and tools required to achieve supply chain success.
6.1.Available at the end of select chapters, these supplements help students learn and review basic tools that are used in day-to-day decision-making.Supplemental problems and suggested Web exercises reinforce quantitative learning.
6.2.These sections enable professors to tailor their course for either a more strategic or analytical approach to SCM learning.
7.Author Experience - Blend of Research and Consulting Experience.
The authors are active teachers, consultants, case writers, and researchers in a variety of areas including supply chain management, cost analysis, logistics, global business, and supply chain integration. They have worked with supply chain leaders across a variety of industries around the world and published over 200 articles in these areas.
8.A New Spin
8.1.The authors offer fresh material and write with an engaging, interactive voice.
8.2.The text aims to help students gain the knowledge and analytical tools to perform in the SCM world and act as change agents within their organizations.