|1. “Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies” by Simchi-Levi, D. P. Kaminski and E Simchi-Levi
Book Review: This book includes models and decision support systems that are useful for the industry. The book discusses problems, models and concepts that are derived from issues related to effective supply chain management. The book is very useful for academic study and practicing professionals. The chapters in the book use case studies and numerous examples. The book also includes two simulations and they are computerized beer game and risk pool game which are very useful for developing and executing supply chain contracts.
|2. “Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operations” by Chopra S. and P. Meindl
Book Review: This book is suitable for MBA and undergraduate courses on supply chain management. The book also provides a framework for understanding supply chain management. The book also provides an introduction to the concepts of supply chain management along with the tools that are necessary to solve supply chain problems. The book is also equipped with many case studies that help the students in learning the dangers of supply chain management. The book also guides the students through the key drivers of supply chain performance that includes inventory, facility, transportation, sourcing and pricing.
|3. “Modelling the Supply Chain” by Shapiro J.
Book Review: This book provides various models to analyze the supply chain and also provides many effective ways to optimize the performance. The book is also filled with many illustrations and practical study tools. The book also provides an overview of SC models and also presents them in a well-structured manner along with sound analysis and discussions. The book also provides many examples of SC optimizations that are unique. The book also offers an unique approach to supply chain management.
|4. “Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises: An approach to Leveraging Value Delivery Process for Competitive Advantage” by N. Viswanadham
Book Review: This book presents an unified treatment of manufacturing enterprises. These enterprises are common in auto, grocery, apparel, computer and other industries. The book demonstrates the systematic designing of enterprise wide value delivery processes like order to delivery processes, supply chain processes and many more. The book also evaluates the performance of value delivering processes. The book also stresses on the foundations of manufacturing enterprises, their performance measures and design specifications on defect levels. The book also focuses on new product development, supply chain processes and many more.
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