Supply Chain Science

Supply Chain Science

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Managers face an infinite range of situations and problems that involve bringing materials and information together to produce and deliver goods and services to customers. In Hopps solid, practical introduction to manufacturing and supply chain dynamics, managers learn how to use the scientific approachto understand why systems behave the way they doas an effective way to deal with almost any scenario they may face. Written in a reader-friendly style, the text includes useful examples from manufacturers as well as service providers, presents the key concepts that underlie the behavior of operations systems in a largely non-mathematical way, contains illustrations and analogies to everyday life, links theory to practice, and reinforces the learning process with end-of-chapter Questions for Thought.For example, if a customer fails to find a book at a Barnes aamp; Noble store, the clerks can search their database to see if it is available in a nearby store. If it is ... Because the firm also services its equipment, it stocks spare parts to support repairs.

Title:Supply Chain Science
Author:Wallace J. Hopp
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2011-08-25


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