Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (3rd Edition) by David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, Edith Simchi-Levi

By David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, Edith Simchi-Levi

Designing and handling the availability Chain, 3/e offers cutting-edge versions, techniques, and resolution tools which are vital for the layout, keep watch over, operation, and administration of provide chain structures. particularly, the authors try and exhibit the instinct at the back of many key provide chain innovations and to supply uncomplicated recommendations that may be used to research quite a few features of the availability chain. Topical assurance displays the authors’ wish to introduce scholars to these features of offer chain administration which are serious to the good fortune of a enterprise. even supposing many crucial provide chain administration matters are interrelated, the authors try to make every one bankruptcy as self-contained as attainable, in order that the reader can refer on to chapters overlaying subject matters of curiosity. every one bankruptcy makes use of a number of case stories and examples, and mathematical and technical sections may be skipped with no lack of continuity. The third variation represents a considerable revision. whereas the constitution and philosophy have been saved intact, the authors positioned an expanding significance on discovering or constructing potent frameworks that illustrate many vital provide chain matters. whilst, stimulated by means of new advancements in undefined, they additional fabric on various issues new to the ebook whereas expanding the insurance of others.

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5 THE EVOLUTION OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT In the 1980s, companies discovered new manufacturing technologies and strategies that allowed them to reduce costs and better compete in different markets. Strategies such as just-in-time manufacturing, k a n b a n , lean manufacturing, total quality man­ agement, and others became very popular, and vast amounts of resources were invested in implementing these strategies. In the last few years, however, it has become clear that many companies have reduced manufacturing costs as much as is practically possible.

4. A vertically integrated company is a company that owns, manages, and operates all its business functions. A horizontally integrated company is a corporation con­ sisting of a number of companies, each of which is acting independently. The cor­ poration provides branding, direction, and general strategy. Compare and contrast the supply chain strategies of the two types of companies. 5. If a firm is completely vertically integrated, is effective supply chain management still important? 6. Consider the supply chain for canned peaches sold by a major food processing company.

It includes the product design phase, the associated capabilities and knowledge that need to be developed internally, sourcing decisions, and pro­ duction plans. Specifically, the development chain includes decisions such as product architecture; what to make internally and what to buy from outside suppliers, that is, make/buy decisions; supplier selection; early supplier involvement; and strategic partnerships. The development and supply chains intersect at the production point, as illustrated in Figure 1-2.

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