Modeling the supply chain

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Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, 2001 - Business & Economics - 586 pages
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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT 1. SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT, INTEGRATED PLANNING, AND MODELS Introduction / Fundamentals of Supply-Chain Management / Overview of Models and Modeling Systems / Models Incorporate Concepts from Several Disciplines / Innovations in Information Technology / Organizational Adaptation to fact-based Decision Making / Overview of the Book / Notes / References 2. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Introduction / Developments in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and E-Commerce / Comparison of Transactional IT and Analytical IT / Hierarchy of Supply-Chain Modeling Systems / Legacy Systems and Legacy Thinking / Final Thoughts / Notes / References PART II: MODELING AND SOLUTION METHODS 3. FUNDAMENTALS OF MODELING: LINEAR PROGRAMMING Introduction / Linear Programming Examples / Properties of Linear Programming Models / Interpreting an Optimal Linear Programming Solution / Multiple Objective Optimization / Stochastic Programming / Exercises / Notes / References / Appendix: A Simplex Method 4. FUNDAMENTALS OF MODELING: MIXED INTEGER PROGRAMMING Introduction / Mixed Integer Programming Modeling Vignettes / Distribution Center Location Models / Designing and Implementing Optimization Modeling Systems / Optimization Software / Exercises / Notes / References / Appendix: The Branch-and-Bound Method 5. UNIFIED OPTIMIZATION METHODOLOGY FOR OPERATIONAL PLANNING Introduction / Heuristic Methods for Combinatorial Optimization Problems / Overview of the Unified Optimization Methodology / Unified Optimization Methodology Applied to Vehicle Routing / Unified Optimization Methodology Applied to Production Scheduling / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Footnotes / References 6. THE SUPPLY-CHAIN DECISION DATABASE Introduction / Data Aggregations / Facility Data / Transportation Network Data / Supplier Data / Role of Management Accounting / Demand Forecasting / Global and Policy Data / Model Output Data / Scenarios, Multiple Periods, and Hierarchies / Graphical Displays of Data Inputs and Outputs / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Notes / References PART III: APPLICATIONS 7. STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING: STATE-OF-THE-ART MODELING APPLICATIONS Introduction / Resources and the Resource-based View of the Firm / Strategic Analysis of Logistics Supply Chains / Redesigning the Distribution Network of an Electronics Products Company / Strategic Analysis of Manufacturing Supply Chains / Two Manufacturing Strategy Applications / Tactical Planning / Two Tactical Planning Applications / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Notes / References 8. STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL SUPPLY-CHAIN PLANNING: ADVANCED MODELING APPLICATIONS Introduction / Integrating Supply-Chain and Demand Management / Optimization Models for Competitive Analysis / Stochastic Programming and Scenario Planning / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Notes / References 9. INTEGRATION OF FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL SUPPLY-CHAINS Introduction / Optimization Models for Corporate Financial Planning / Financial Planning for Multi-national Corporations / A Network Illustration / Multi-national Financial Flows Model / Exchange Rate and Other Risks / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Notes / References 10. OPERATIONAL SUPPLY-CHAIN PLANNING Introduction / Taxonomy of Scheduling Problems / Data, Modeling and Organizational Issues / Vehicle Routing System for an E-Commerce Company / Production Scheduling System for a Semi-Conductor Company / Production Scheduling System for Paper Manufacturing / Simulation Models and Systems / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Footnotes / References 11. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT Introduction / Classical Inventory Theory Models / Incorporating Inventory Decisions in Strategic and Tactical Supply-Chain Models / Inventory Management Applications in Distributions Supply-Chains / Inventory Management Applications in Manufacturing Supply-Chains / Inventory Management Systems / Final Thoughts / Exercises / Notes / References PART IV: THE FUTURE 12. ORGANIZATIONAL ADAPTATION TO SUPPLY

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Jeremy Shapiro is the director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings and is coauthor (with Philip Gordon) of "Allies at War" (McGraw-Hill, 2004).