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Supply Chain Design (Collection) by Jay Jayaraman, Peter Cacioppi, Sara Lewis, Michael Watson, Arthur V. Hill, Stephen B. LeGrand, Mark J. Schniederjans

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Most students, instructors, and managers struggle to build a simple framework for the supply chain and operations management discipline. Although most standard texts offer some type of framework, none of these frameworks has been widely accepted. The SCOR framework has gained wide acceptance for supply chain management, but less so for operations management. (See the SCOR entry.) This author helped create an award-winning framework published in Hays, Bouzdine-Chameeva, Meyer Goldstein, Hill, and Scavarda (2007). (See the operations management entry.) More recently, this author developed the much simpler “Better-Faster-Cheaper-Stronger” framework that is based on the following four fundamental premises:

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