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Supply Chain

Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management

A comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and future directions

Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 16:35

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- The Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management (CRC Press, 2012) presents articles and 300 authoritative entries written by more than 30 experts covering all aspects of supply chain management (SCM). This is a comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and future directions of SCM.

The two-volume set, edited by James B. Ayers, examines:
• Project management approaches to supply chain change
• Globalization of supply chains
• Drivers of supply chain change
• Retail supply chains
• The use of modeling to improve SCM
• The impact of the lean and Six Sigma movements on contemporary SCM
• Illustrates essential concepts with case studies and road maps
• Presents industry best practices and time-saving tools
• Includes templates for strategy development, collaborative relationships, and project processes

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James B. Ayers consults clients of all sizes across the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries on strategy development, supply chain process, organization design, profit improvement, and new product development. Ayers has written, co-authored, or edited books and articles on supply chain management, including the Handbook of Supply Chain Management (CRC Press, 2000)and Supply Chain Project Management (CRC Press, 2003), and Making Supply Chain Management Work (Auerbach Publications, 2001). Ayers is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is certified by the Institute of Management Consultants, and he is a principle with CGR Management Consultants in Los Angeles.

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