The Supply Chain Handbook

The Supply Chain Handbook

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The Supply Chain Handbook brings together a team of 23 experts from management, engineering, technology, consulting, and academic backgrounds. These experts share proven operations methodologies, evaluate technologies and offer practical how-to instruction on topics impacting today's supply chains. Each topic is explored in-depth to provide readers with greater understanding and the ability to put the ideas presented into action. Innovative concepts and state-of-the-art technologies such as leaning the supply chain, logistics outsourcing, RFID, and supply chain execution software are explored in-depth helping you evaluate these solutions for your supply chain. The Supply Chain Handbook also covers fundamental topics such as warehousing operations, space layout and planning, distribution network planning and design, transportation, manufacturing strategies, material handling systems and integration, inventory management and more.... stock transfers between DCs a€c Lower safety stock a€c Lower overall system inventory a€c Direct plant-to-customer shipment opportunities ... This reduces transportation costs, handling costs, reduces DC traffic and improves response time and customer service level. ... effectively in an environment with variety of production points, many points of distribution, and a high number of product codes in the system.

Title:The Supply Chain Handbook
Author:James A. Tompkins, Dale A. Harmelink
Publisher:Tompkins Press - 2004


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