Process Management: Creating Value Along the Supply Chain

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Cengage Learning, Jul 13, 2007 - Business & Economics - 672 pages
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Now you can offer your students the coverage of three books in one as PROCESS MANAGEMENT: CREATING VALUE ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN balances coverage of Process Management, Operations Management (OM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM). The book presents a unique focus on the eight key supply chain processes, with chapters devoted to each of these well-known concepts to form the strong foundation and solid understanding your students need today. The book combines coverage of both strategic and operational issues with an emphasis on the tools and techniques most important to your students for process design and management. Contemporary topical coverage addresses supply chain and e-business applications with appropriate coverage of both manufacturing and service theory and applications. A balanced, thorough coverage of essential topics highlights inventory, JIT, quality, customer and information flow management, and service operations while a unique focus on a value-adding approach throughout the supply chain links the processes of suppliers, the focal company, and its customers. Also included are 21 teaching cases appearing in the textbook's five sections, appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate classes. This mix of process and service applications and management theory offers you much more than any other text of its kind for a process-oriented approach that truly meets the needs of future or practicing professionals. The student CD is bound into the book and contains all of the cases and chapter 16.
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this book is very useful in terms of improving process management efficiency. it described clearly what should be done to measure process performance and how to avoid mistakes in implementing

About the author (2007)

Joel D. Wisner is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, his MBA from West Texas State University, and his PhD in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wisner worked as an engineer in the oil industry in West Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast. His research interests encompass quality assessment and improvement strategies along the supply chain. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, and QUALITY MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. Dr. Wisner has coauthored another textbook, PROCESS MANAGEMENT, also published by South-Western.

Linda L. Stanley is an adjunct professor for Arizona State University. Previously she was a visiting professor at Arizona State University West and associate professor and chair of the Management Department at Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio, Texas. She earned a BA at California State University, a BS in Accounting at Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in business administration also at Arizona State University. Before her academic career, Dr. Stanley worked in the mortgage banking and savings and loan industries. Her research interests include internal service quality, purchasing performance, and the buyer/supplier relationship. She has published articles in several journals, including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Journal of Business Logistics. Dr. Stanley has coauthored two other books, Transportation and Logistics Management and Effective Supply Management Performance, both due out in 2007.

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