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Supply Chain Management For Dummies by Daniel Stanton

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Introduction

Supply chain management is about seeing your business as an interconnected system. Supply Chain Management For Dummies covers the tools, rules, and language that you need to understand how the parts of your company’s supply chain fit together. The book also shows you how to plan and manage your supply chain in ways that reduce costs, increase profits, and minimize risks.

About This Book

Many books treat supply chain management as part of operations, logistics, or procurement, but this book takes a broader approach, showing that those functions are interconnected parts of a system.

I include lots of everyday examples that make it easy to understand each step in any supply chain, and that show how virtually any company can employ supply chain principles.

Most people get to see only a small part of the supply chains that they work in. This book helps you understand all the other processes and systems that feed into your supply chain, as well as how decisions that you make affect others up and down the supply chain, including your customers and suppliers. The book uses language that’s easy to understand and is organized in a way that makes access to specific topics easy.

Foolish Assumptions

In writing this book, I assumed that supply chain management is important to you because

  • You need to understand it for your current job.
  • You need to understand it for a future job.
  • You need to explain it to other people so that they can do their jobs better.

I assume that you have some ...

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