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Essentials of Supply Chain Management, Third Edition Paperback – July 6, 2011
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"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management." (Supply Chain Management Review, September/October 2003) --This text refers to the Digital edition.
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--Laurel McGrath, VP and General Manager, Celtic International
"Michael Hugos presents the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise, and easily readable style for those desiring an introduction to the subject or for those wanting to refine their understanding and application of supply chain issues. The case studies and executive insights are very useful in illustrating how to effectively employ supply chains to enable companies to accomplish their business goals."
--Perry J. Gaid, Vice President of Purchasing, OneSource Facility Services, Inc.
"My company is involved in both manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Hugos's book provides a valuable framework of concepts and techniques that people at all levels of the company can use to organize and improve our supply chain management capabilities and tie them to our business strategy."
--Grant Watkinson, PhD, President, Coastwide Laboratories
"An excellent introduction into supply chain management . . . a book you should own and loan out to others frequently."
--Supply Management (April 2003)
"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management."
--Supply Chain Management Review, (September/October 2003)
One of the "top 5 books that every supply chain executive should have on their bookshelf."
--SupplyChainOpz, (June 2014)
Fully revised and expanded with new case studies, executive interviews, and the latest technology tools available for supply chain management, the Third Edition contains valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices. This handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.
More About the Author
Previously I was chief information officer (CIO) of a North American distribution organization where I developed a suite of supply chain applications that transformed the company's operations and revenue model. For this work I won the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness, the InformationWeek 500 Award for innovation, and the Premier 100 Award for career achievement. I earned my MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and am author of several business and technical books.
I'm also a student of history (if a supply chain geek can venture into something entirely different). There was once a time when the seemingly eternal Roman Empire and the classical world it represented came to an end and another world emerged in its place. Based on a true story from a Roman historian of that time, my book Leptis Magna: Emperor's Dream on the Edge of the Desert, is a historical novel told in a series of short stories by the heir of an imperial Roman family. He reflects on how the Roman world has changed in the years since its peak when his famous ancestor was emperor. In memoir style, he recounts his struggle to make sense of what has happened, and to find his place in what comes next.
[You can reach me via my personal website, www.MichaelHugos.com, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Top Customer Reviews
In a previous life (15 years ago) I was a Director of Ops for a Fortune 500 company. As such I was rusty and in a hurry to be educated. I found this book to be ideal to satisfy both objectives. I feel more confident and energized to speak with clients and candidates alike and have found new means to utilize supply chain in my own business.
Comprehensive coverage on industry standard modeling including SCOR, GS1, etc. for supply chain master data management.
Ready to use techniques for enhancing customer responsiveness while driving internal efficiency.
It is the best book on supply chain management I have read since "The Goal" by Goldratt.
Highly recommended for new entrants into SCM domain or seasoned SCM managers who need a refresher.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Outstanding introductory book on supply chain management. Well organized and well written numerous examples, charts, diagrams, uses the terminology the professionals in the field... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by jdd428
This book was recommended and helped my pass a Supply Chain class and was used when in my career as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vinay D. Cardwell
I wish I could take the knowledge in your book and implant into some of the people in my organization! Read morePublished 2 months ago by It's all about the supply chain
I had to get this book for a class, but I ended up really enjoying the reading. Very easy to understand and gives you an overview on Supply chain ManagementPublished 2 months ago by April S
Good beginner level book. I would have liked to use it with my Supply Chain class however, after reaching out to the author Michael Hugos I became quickly disinterested. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book on supply chain management and information logistics.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is well structured and gives you a lot of information about Supply Chain concepts applied to real world. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sergio Concha