1st Edition

Basics of Supply Chain Management

ISBN 9781466588929
Published October 16, 2015 by CRC Press
384 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $210.00

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Book Description

The practice of supply chain management has become widespread in most industries. It is now included in the curriculum of many business schools in the United States and in many countries around the world. A number of professional associations, such as the American Production and Inventory Control Society and the Supply Chain Management Society, offer certification programs in supply chain management for practicing professionals. This book covers the contents of the basic supply chain management course and helps you prepare for the certification examination in supply chain management.

Basics of Supply Chain Management covers all modules of a core supply chain management course, including:

  • Transformation process
  • Forecasting and managing demand
  • Planning and production scheduling
  • Inventory management
  • Purchasing management
  • Distribution management
  • Global supply chain issues

Authored by a practitioner with the highest level of industrial experience and recognition, this book presents each concept fully and in an accessible manner. To aid understanding, it includes many practice problems, self-study test questions, and case studies. The case studies of 20 different companies can be used to teach graduate courses in supply chain management using the case method.

National as well as global demand for supply chain management experts has been growing exponentially. Therefore, learning supply chain management can lead to a very rewarding professional career path. This book gives you the information you need to get started on that path.

Table of Contents

Elements of Supply Chain
Operating Environment of Supply Chain
Manufacturing Planning and Control System
Planning Hierarchy in a Manufacturing Planning and Control System
Capacity Management
Computerized Manufacturing Resource Planning System
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Distribution Planning Systems
Basic Production Planning Strategies

Transformation of Demand into Supply: Designing Products to Meet Customer Expectations
Designing Products to Meet Customer Needs and Expectations
Product Design Determines Product Quality
Total Quality Management and Product Design
Quality Function Deployment and Product Design
Taguchi’s Methodology for Product Design
Product Design Strategies
Distinctive Competence and Product Design
Order-Winning Criteria and Order Qualifiers and Product Design

Transformation Process Choices for Making Products Conforming to Product Design Specifications and Tolerances
Traditional Manufacturing Process Choices
Just-in-Time Manufacturing
Objectives of the JIT Approach to Manufacturing
The Key Elements of the JIT Concept
Principles of JIT Manufacturing
Manufacturing Process Design for JIT Production
Characteristics of a JIT Environment
Supplier Relations in JIT Environment
Employee Involvement and Empowerment in JIT Environment
Effects of JIT on Manufacturing Planning and Control System
Effects of JIT on Production Planning
Effects of JIT on Master Production Scheduling
Effects of JIT on Material Requirements Planning
Effects of JIT on Capacity Management
Effects of JIT on Inventory Management
Effects of JIT on Organization Design
Effects of JIT on Job Design
Total Quality Management and JIT
Taguchi’s Methodology for Quality Product Design
Mistake Proofing and Automatic On-Line Inspection
Statistical Concepts for Quality Management
Statistical Quality Control Charts
Process Capability Analysis

Demand Forecasting and Demand Management
Understanding Target Customers
Demand Management
Demand Forecasting
Principles of Forecasting Demand
Collection and Preparation of Data for Forecasting
Forecasting Methods
Some Quantitative Forecasting Techniques for Forecasting Short-Range Demand
Forecasting Seasonal Demand
Forecasting Long-Range Trend
Tracking the Forecast for Error

Master Planning
Manufacturing Planning and Control System
Priority and Capacity
Planning Hierarchy
Computerized Manufacturing Planning and Control System
Production Planning Strategies
Basic Production Planning Strategies
Developing a Production Plan
Resource Requirements Planning

Master Production Scheduling
Master Production Schedule
Preparing a Master Production Schedule
Master Scheduling Decisions
MPS and Delivery Promises
Planning Horizon for an MPS
Time Fences
Summary and Conclusion

Material Requirements Planning
Material Requirements Planning
Objectives of MRP
MRP System
Inputs to the MRP System
Capacity Planning
Available Capacity
Work Center Utilization Rate
Work Center Efficiency
Work Center Rated Capacity
Work Center Demonstrated Capacity
Work Center Required Capacity
Inputs to Capacity Requirements Planning
Shop Calendar
Scheduling Orders
Load Profile
Production and Purchasing Activity Control
Planning Activities
PAC in Different Types of Manufacturing Systems
Data Requirements for Processing PAC
Order Preparation
Manufacturing Lead Time
Scheduling Techniques

Inventory Management
Aggregate Inventory Management
Physical Classification of Inventory
Supply and Demand Patterns of Inventory
Functions of Inventories in Batch Production Systems
Objectives of Inventory Management
Inventory Costs
ABC Inventory Control
Inventory Ordering System Models
Basic Economic Order Quantity Model

Purchasing Management
Purchasing Management
Purchasing Cycle
Developing Specification
Selecting Suppliers
Supplier Development
Supplier Relationship Management

Physical Distribution Management
Physical Supply Management
Physical Distribution Management
An Integrated Physical Distribution System
Modes of Transportation
Types of Carriers
Concept of Total System Cost
Example Problems

Distribution Inventory Management
Distribution Inventories
Distribution Inventory Management Systems
Material Handling in a Warehouse
Multi-warehouse System
Cost Characteristics in Multi-warehouse System
Total Cost Curve of a Multi-warehouse System

Global and Other Issues in SCM
Total Quality Management in the Global Supply Chain
Respecting Human Resources and Human Rights in the Global Supply Chain
Suppliers Relationship Management in the Global Supply Chain
Customer Relationship Management in the Global Supply Chain

Appendix A: Cases in Supply Chain Management

Appendix B: Self-Study Practice Questions for Basic Supply Chain Management

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Jayanta K. Bandyopadhyay, PhD, CFPIM, is a professor of operations and supply chain management at DeVry University of Chicago, Illinois, and an emeritus professor of management at Central Michigan University of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He earned his PhD degree in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas, in 1973, and his master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, in 1970. He was certified as a quality auditor (CQA) by the American Society for Quality, an international quality auditor (IQA) by the Institute of Quality Assurance, London, and a quality systems auditor (QSA) by the Registrar Accreditation Board of the American Society for Quality in 1985. He was also made a lifetime member at the fellows level (CFPIM) of the American Production and Inventory Control Society in 1990.


This title, authored by a well-qualified academic, provides a top-level view of the elements of supply chain management. Manufacturing supply and demand management is explored via the presentation of a number of qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques, including averages, smoothing, seasonal demand, and regression analysis. Master planning at the departmental level begins with the business plan and includes production plans, master production schedules, material requirements plans, and capacity requirement plans, to name a few processes discussed...Top level strategic planning is briefly addressed in the final chapter, which explores global total quality management and customer satisfaction. Attributes of the work are definitions, examples, chapter discussion questions, and 19 cases written to appeal to an entry-level audience....

L. C. Gordon, University of La Verne, USA