This utterly unique how-to supply chain management work is written as mystery to help engage readers. It fills the need for an accessible work on supply chain management skills that helps strengthen, improve, and adapt the management of industries to meet the swiftly changing needs of a global market.
The Missing Links follows a small furniture company whose owner has died under suspicious circumstances, leaving his musician daughter in charge. The business newcomer encounters a multitude of problems–high work-in-progress inventory, unsafe working conditions, conflicts between two in-house factions, longstanding customers beginning to withdraw their business, and increased competition. Can the factory ever be profitable again?
Readers follow the journey of the company to utilize industry standards, including total quality, lean, total productive maintenance, flow management, as well as the newest demand driven methodologies that are changing modern supply chain management. “Clues” dispersed throughout the manuscript point readers in the direction of an affiliated website where they will find 33 appendices of charts, forms, and additional improvement information that can be customized, regardless of size of the company, or industry.
What industry experts are saying about The Missing Links...
"This book can be read by anyone with an interest in how businesses can be run more efficiently and effectively."
—Keith Lauchbury, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, Past President of APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management
"I will definitely recommend this book to my supply chain management students."
—Andrea Walbert, CPIM, CSCP, PLS, CDDP Managing Partner, PMI (Production Management Institute) GmbH
"I wish all textbooks were written like this one!"
—Eva Hyllstam, NLP Master Trainer and International Leadership Trainer, Business Owner, World Trade Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
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