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Joel D. Wisner is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an engineer in the oil industry in West Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast. His research interests encompass quality assessment and improvement strategies along the supply chain. Dr. Wisner also coauthored PROCESS MANAGEMENT, and his articles have appeared in numerous journals, including JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, and QUALITY MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, his MBA from West Texas State University, and his PhD in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University.

Keah-Choon Tan is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Operations Management in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to academia, Dr. Tan was a hospital administrator and an account comptroller of a manufacturing firm. He holds certifications in purchasing management (CPM) and production and inventory management (CPIM). In addition to serving as editor, as co-guest editor, and on the editorial boards of academic journals, he has published articles in the areas of supply chain management, quality, and operations scheduling in numerous academic journals, including DECISION SCIENCES, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, and OMEGA. Dr. Tan has received several research grants and teaching awards, including the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award. He received a BSc degree and an MBA from the University of South Alabama and a PhD in Operations Management from Michigan State University.

G. Keong Leong is Professor and MBA Director in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was previously a member of the faculty at Ohio State University and a clinical faculty at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In addition to coauthoring OPERATIONS STRATEGY: FOCUSING COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE and CASES IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A FOCUS ON EMERGING MARKETS, Dr. Leong has published articles in numerous academic journals, including JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, DECISION SCIENCES, INTERFACES, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, and INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH. He received the Educator of the Year award from the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas; the Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service award from Decision Sciences Institute; and the OM Distinguished Scholar award from the Operations Management Division, Academy of Management. Active in the Decision Sciences Institute, he has served as president, DECISION LINE editor, at-large vice president, associate program chair, Innovative Education Committee chair, Doctoral Student Affairs Committee chair, and Manufacturing Management Track chair. In addition, Dr. Leong served as president of the Western Decision Sciences Institute and chair of the Operations Management Division, Academy of Management. He received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaya and an MBA and PhD from the University of South Carolina.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 3 edition (February 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 053847548X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0538475488
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jamie on July 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is easily the more boring textbook I have ever had to read. As one other reviewer pointed out, there are very few graphical illustrations of the concepts. Additionally, there is a noticeable lack of definitions. More often than not, the authors use various definitions from several companies. Also, I have found myself looking up quite a few definitions that were not included in the body of the text, although most are included in the glossary, which easily interrupts the flow when one needs to continually flip to the back to find out what "fill in the blank" even means. There also seems to be an overall lack of focus, which is becoming apparent in the course I am taking as the professor is teaching directly from the text. The most important information is barely touched, while the basic, simple ideas are repeated more times than necessary. For example, in the forecasting chapter, the formuals are essentially listed in rapid succession while the rest of the chapter is mostly filled with case studies that emphasize the importance of accurate forcasting. I don't have a choice in books for this particular class, but I will be looking for another book to supplement this information. At no point in my college career have I had to find an additional textbook as a result of the required text being so poorly written that it is practically incoherent. I am hoping that future editions will eliminate the filler, move the definitions to the body of the text, and clarify the more important points. This might be a better text for SCM majors, but SCM is a core class for all business majors at my school, so unfortunatly, I am stuck with it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GuideU on November 10, 2013
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As a result of the passing of the faculty member assigned to teach this class two weeks before the start of semester, I had little time to review and prepare for this course. Selected this book based on what seemed to be a focus on Supply Chain management and not operations or some other management area. Shared the book as well with department chair and he to selected this book due to limited time. Also reviewed the first couple videos that came with this book...and they were in sync with first two chapters. So I selected this book for two class sections of 300 level Supply Chain Management. As time went on I would learn, and the students too, the test bank is far too limited, the material after the first couple of chapters is not quality, the Power Point slides are incomplete, and the videos (after the first couple of chapters) had little association with their correlated chapters. This is the WORSE textbook and tool set for both instructors and students that I have ever experienced in all my years of being a college professor. If you see this book...run like fast and do whatever you can to get away from the book! I would not advise students to purchase this book for $10, let alone the amount that I believe students paid of $200 plus.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve R on October 2, 2012
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I bought this book as the text for a course I'm taking on Supply Chain Management. As it was required AND class lectures were keyed to chapters and problems in the text. It was valuable, but, at best, gave a little information about a lot of SC (Supply Chain) topics. I would NOT plan any SC efforts based on the concepts developed in the book - just not specific or focused enough for everyday use. It was a reasonable survey of the field; I would use it to spot areas of potential interest and pursue through outside/additional sources. I read extensively in Theory of Constraints, Lean & Six Sigma. Compared to those disciplines, this book is shallow and ... very pricey.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ascha001 on January 11, 2012
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On page 39, the definition of MRO states "maintenance, repair and operating supplies". The correct definition is "maintenance, repair and overhaul".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Cotton on May 1, 2012
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Good book, great condition, good timing on shipping. Exactly what I needed for my Supply Chain Management class. Only thing that would have been better is a lower price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Howard Zimmermann on November 24, 2013
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I purchased the book for school. I rely on tuition reimbursement to pay for part of my education. The company that handles tuition reimbursement requires a receipt showing payment was made. Amazon will not provide a receipt showing payment was made. Amazon’s only response was to print the invoice which shows the balance due without payment. Don’t order text books from Amazon if you require a paid receipt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor on July 9, 2012
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This book is printed in grey scale with very few pictures. Some chapters have graphs and charts with the need to do computations. I feel the instructions on how to do the calculations is lacking. Each chapter has a short summary with key words and chapter review questions. Overall it's a rather boring read. Each chapter is around 35 pages.
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By grimsdottir on March 14, 2015
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As good as any textbook on supply chain management could possibly be. I earned A's and A-'s in every single course for four years in college; except in Supply Chain Management. I made a B-. I don't blame the author or the textbook or the school or the professor or myself. I blame the subject of supply chain management. There's got to be something more to life than understanding logistics. Tedious.
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