The Supply Chain Handbook

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James A. Tompkins, Dale A. Harmelink
Tompkins Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 494 pages
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The Supply Chain Handbook brings together a team of 23 experts from management, engineering, technology, consulting, and academic backgrounds. These experts share proven operations methodologies, evaluate technologies and offer practical how-to instruction on topics impacting today's supply chains. Each topic is explored in-depth to provide readers with greater understanding and the ability to put the ideas presented into action. Innovative concepts and state-of-the-art technologies such as leaning the supply chain, logistics outsourcing, RFID, and supply chain execution software are explored in-depth helping you evaluate these solutions for your supply chain. The Supply Chain Handbook also covers fundamental topics such as warehousing operations, space layout and planning, distribution network planning and design, transportation, manufacturing strategies, material handling systems and integration, inventory management and more.
 

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Contents

Partnerships and the Supply Chain
19
Budgeting and Planning the Supply Chain
55
Distribution Networks Planning and Site Selection
77
Inventory Management
95
Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment CPFR
135
Distribution and Supply Chain
149
Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing
175
Warehouse Operations
191
Transportation Modes
295
Private Fleet
333
Manufacturing Strategies for the Supply Chain
357
Leaning The Supply Chain
377
Linking Store Replenishment To The Supply Chain
393
Supply Chain Execution Systems
417
Radio Frequency Identification
439
Transportation Operations and Management
457

Receiving and Shipping Systems
213
Warehouse Space and Layout Planning
223
Material Handling Systems and Integration
247
Automated StorageRetrieval Systems
279
Manufacturing Execution Systems
471
INDEX
489
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James A. Tompkins, Ph.D. is president and founder of Tompkins Associates, a leading supply chain consulting and integration firm. Dr. Tompkins is the author of or contributor to 23 books and more than 500 articles in industry journals. He is an internationally known authority on warehousing, distribution network strategy, material handling, facilities planning, manufacturing and team building. Dr. Tompkins is a much sought-after speaker on continuous improvement, organizational excellence and leadership.

Dale Harmelink is a partner at supply chain consulting and integration firm, Tompkins Associates. He is an expert in logistics systems planning, order picking, and warehouse operations and is skilled at developing efficient supply chain systems. He has written extensively on topics ranging from the science of distribution modeling to voice technology.

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