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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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Preface

This book is aimed at an important and underserved niche within the supply chain educational market: strategic supply chain network design. Almost all supply chain professionals need to know about this discipline, and this book is meant to help them do it well.

Strategic network design is about selecting the right number, location, and size of warehouse and production facilities. At the same time, firms will need to determine the territories of each facility, which product should be made where, and how product should flow through the supply chain.

Typically, these studies do not produce a single correct answer. Instead, strategic network design planning requires you to construct a logical mathematical model of your supply chain, use powerful ...

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