Supply Chain Management Books

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Supply Chain Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Supply Chain Management along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Supply Chain Management subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Supply Chain Management" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies” by Simchi-Levi 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. “Quantitative Models for Value-Based Supply Chain Management” by Brandenburg

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“Quantitative Models for Value-Based Supply Chain Management” Book Review: This book features quantitative models that influence supply chain management. It tries to contradict existing models that limits the observation and research of SCM. The book presents configurational and operational aspects of SCM along with phases of the product life cycle. Few chapters of the book are intended to cover financially compared value, impacts of profitability-related and asset-related value drivers. It also highlights assessment of influences of dynamics and uncertainties on company value.​

5. “Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management” by Sridhar Tayur

“Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management” Book Review: This book can be considered as the most updated and comprehensive source of the supply-chain theory, thus it will be beneficial for graduating students and researchers of the preceding field . The book presents a new set of models that are being developed, a research summary, the new techniques for analysis, and the computational methods that have become available recently in the area of ‘Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management’. The topics like basic concepts and technical material, supply contracts, value of information, managing product variety, international operations, and conceptual issues and new challenges are discussed in detail.

6. “SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND ADVANCED PLANNING: CONCEPTS, MODELS, SOFTWARE AND CASE STUDIES” by Christoph Kilger

“Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning: Concepts, Models, Software And Case Studies” Book Review: The book presents reviewed and updated content of ‘Advance planning systems’. It contains clear explanations of the topics and facts related to supply chain management, enterprise resources planning, and advanced planning systems. The book features several case studies and examples so that the readers can implement given knowledge in industry or their respective fields.

7. “Supply Chain Management: Models, Applications, and Research Directions” by Panos M Pardalos

“Supply Chain Management: Models, Applications, and Research Directions” Book Review: The book reflects current quantitative modeling approaches, issues, and trends in the field of supply chain management. The chapters of this book reflect the study of relevant research problems in the preceding field. It features applications of research and mathematical techniques, so that the knowledge can be used in the real world. The chapters of this book contain topics like new and rapidly growing roles of the internet and e-Commerce, e-Business applications and potentials, customer service issues in the presence of multiple sales channels, and risk management issues in e-Business. The book also highlights problems in supply chain management along with their solutions.

8. “Introduction to Computational Optimization Models for Production Planning in a Supply Chain” by David L Woodruff

“Introduction to Computational Optimization Models for Production Planning in a Supply Chain” Book Review: The book provides an introduction to mathematical notations that are used for modeling. All the basic concepts associated with the creation of optimization models for production planning are explained in this piece of writing. The book also reflects applications of these concepts in well-known planning models, namely mrp and MRP II. By reading this book many advanced models for supply chain management can be developed. This book features a chapter that consists of many clear examples of implementation of the basic models using a variety of renowned modeling languages.

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9. “Using Models to Improve the Supply Chain” by Poirier

“Using Models to Improve the Supply Chain” Book Review: This book will be very helpful for students, professionals, and researchers who want to gain knowledge in the supply chain. It features models that can be used to evolve supply chain. The book will act as a guide for students and professionals who want to update and improve supply chain. It contains all the concepts and facts that will help in development of this field.

10. “Handbook of Quantitative Supply Chain Analysis” by Shen Wu Simchi-Levi

“Handbook of Quantitative Supply Chain Analysis” Book Review: The book is a product of comprehensive research in the field of supply chain. The book features quantitative models used for analysis, examples, case studies, and modern business practices in supply chain management. The chapters give information about the directions and necessities of the future research from both theoretical and practical point-of-view. This textbook will be an asset for the researchers, faculty, graduate students, and practitioners in the field of supply chain management, operations research, management science, decision science, industrial engineering, operations management, civil engineering/transportation, logistics management, risk management, applied mathematics, economics, computer science, and industrial management.

11. “Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management (Mechanical Engineering)” by F Robert Jacobs and William Lee Berry
12. “Construction: Purchasing Success Guide: Stay on Budget through your Supply Chain Management” by David Pollock

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“Construction: Purchasing Success Guide: Stay on Budget through your Supply Chain Management” Book Review: This book is useful for people like purchasing agents, managers of a company or if they own a business. If you work in a position that requires partnering to achieve targets then this book will be useful for you. Understand supply chain management and learn how to manage your purchases by reading this book. Learn about the six vital supply chain metrics and the purpose of using supply chain management. You can choose the right supplier and bring better results to your company after learning from this book.

13. “Supply Chain Design and Management: Strategic and Tactical Perspectives (Academic Press Series in Engineering)” by Manish Govil and Jean-Marie Proth

“Supply Chain Design and Management: Strategic and Tactical Perspectives (Academic Press Series in Engineering) 1st Edition” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate students.It introduces the idea of sharing mechanisms for sustainable supply chains. The book provides a complete picture from product development to retailing. The book provides step by step guidance for designing supply chains at strategic levels. Examples from the field are also explained for a deeper understanding.

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