ISBN 9780070221635,Supply Chain Management For Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Management For Competitive Advantage



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780070221635

ISBN-10 0070221634


Number of Pages 552 Pages
Language (English)


This book is positioned to serve two audiences: the MBA and senior student in a business programme, and the professional working in industry who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain management and logistics especially in an Indian context. The book thus provides an overview of concepts as well as intensive material for analysis and training in the area that has come to be known as Supply Chain Management. The topics covered are far reaching in practical scope. A special feature of the book is the collection of detailed cases. All cases are situated in the Indian business environment, as it makes a transition from traditional business practices to new ones in an arena of global competition. This attempts to fill a stated gap in the academic and business literature in the area. The cases are all drawn from real organisations and many are presented with actual data and descriptions that provide a realistic picture of issues in supply chain management. Salient Features Concepts are supplemented with examples and diagrams Dedicated chapters on Designing and managing effective supply chains and Measuring performance of SCMs Focused discussion on supply chain efficiencies and "tean thinking" Coverage of IT and quantitative tools in SCM A brief overview of each case, questions for analysis and an approach to the case is suggested for the benefits of the students. Ancillaries A teaching plan for some typical course offerings in the area Links to contemporary developments in the area, which can serve as the starting point for some applied research in the subject. An OLC having suggestions for the instructors and teaching notes for cases.