Modeling the Supply Chain

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Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, 2001 - Business & Economics - 586 pages
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With an emphasis on modeling techniques, Jeremy Shapiro's MODELING THE SUPPLY CHAIN is the perfect tool for courses in supply-chain management or for professional managers who seek better analytical tools for managing their supply chains, information technologists who are responsible for developing and/or maintaining such tools, and consultants who conduct supply-chain studies using models. Shapiro examines in detail the roles of data, models, and modeling systems in helping companies improve the management of their supply chains. The focus is on optimization models based on linear and mixed integer programming. Shapiro clearly illustrates that when properly applied, these methodologies can create accurate and comprehensive models of great practical value. The book also shows how competitive advantage in supply chain management can be most fully realized by implementing and applying optimization modeling systems.

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Contents

Supply Chain Management Integrated Planning
3
Supply Chain Modeling
23
Exercises
110
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About the author (2001)

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).

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