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New To This Edition New to this Edition: Material new to this edition includes the addition of the effects of big data analytics on supply chains With a new focus on technology, the book addresses advancements that are changing supply chains, from 3-D printing to cloud computing and driverless vehicles Updated examples include key concepts applied to supply chains of various size companies, from small to large firms.
This book earns a favorable initial impression based on its promise to focus on global issues affecting supply chain management today.
Because this book appears to be for use as a textbook, this review is written accordingly. Chapter 1 introduces a wide range of topics, which the reader assumes is an overview of the entire book, but this was not the case.
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Some topics appearing in chapter 1 become full chapters but several topics do not appear in more detail elsewhere. Consecutive sections in chapter 1 discuss managing supply chain disruptions and supply chain security leading the reader to expect a chapter on supply chain risk and security, but none appears.
Inventory management is one of the most critical areas where supply chain managers can impact organizational performance, but unfortunately chapter 9 is a carryover from inventory management coverage from operations management textbooks and does not adequately address inventory at different points throughout the global supply chain.
Throughout the book, the breadth of topic coverage is adequate, but the depth of topic coverage is often lacking.
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An abundance of information is available on single modes—trucking, rail, air, and water; however, more specific examples and statistics from each might be more informative. This first edition features a good framework and describes many of the basic elements of supply chain management.
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The reader looking for a basic understanding of supply chain management would find this book an easy read and would gain an appreciation for the SCM complexity. The main drawback is the reliance on an operations management perspective in several chapters and the lack Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.