I would like to thank my colleagues with whom I have shared my supply chain journey over the years. I have benefited immensely from the discussions and projects that we have undertaken together.
I would also like to thank Jeff Olson, Rita Fernando, technical reviewer Sarah Stowell, and the rest of the editorial staff at Apress. Their support, patience, and rigor have helped create an end product that I am proud of.
My heartfelt gratitude to my parents and my brother for their emphasis and support of education and contemplation. And my warmest thanks to my wife, Viji, and my daughters, Shreya and Sahana, without whose encouragement and support this book would not have been possible.