Gower Handbook of Supply Chain Management

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John Gattorna
Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2003 - Business & Economics - 692 pages
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The ability to build and also maintain a world class logistics and distribution network is an essential ingredient in the success of the world's leading businesses, but keeping pace with changes in your sector and in others is hard to do. With the Gower Handbook of Supply Chain Management you will need to look no further. Written by a team of leading consultants with contributions from leading academic experts, this book will help you to keep pace with the latest global developments in supply chain management and logistics, and plan for the future. This book has over thirty chapters with detailed accounts of key topics and the latest developments, from e-collaboration and CRM integration, to reverse logistics and strategic sourcing, and includes case studies from Asia, Europe and North America. It looks at all aspects of operational excellence in logistics and supply chain management. The Gower Handbook of Supply Chain Management will help managers to benchmark their operations against the best-of-breed supply chains across the world. It provides a unique single source of expert opinion and experience.
 

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Contents

chain context
50
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
87
SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
281
VIRTUAL SUPPLY CHAINS
427
REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
521
OTHER PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
601
The future is here at last
657
Index
681
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John Gattorna is one of the few people who have been continuously engaged in the evolution of supply chain thinking, from the early days of 'physical distribution management' (1975), through 'logistics management' (1980s/1990s), to the current 'supply chain management' era (1990s/2000s). Over the last 25 years, John has taught and researched at several universities around the world, consulted to many major multinational corporations, and published widely on the emerging subject of 'supply chains'. Indeed, John is generally regarded as one of the world's thought leaders in the supply chain management field, and continues to be much sought after as a keynote speaker on the international conference circuit.

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