656 pages | 359 B/W Illus.
This handbook begins with the history of Supply Chain (SC) Engineering, it goes on to explain how the SC is connected today, and rounds out with future trends. The overall merit of the book is that it introduces a framework similar to sundial that allows an organization to determine where their company may fall on the SC Technology Scale. The book will describe those who are using more historic technologies, companies that are using current collaboration tools for connecting their SC to other global SCs, and the SCs that are moving more towards cutting edge technologies. This book will be a handbook for practitioners, a teaching resource for academics, and a guide for military contractors.
Some figures in the eBook will be in color.
Introduction. Global Supply Chain Engineering Definitions. History of Global Supply Chain Manufacturing and Management. How Factory Dynamics and Little’s Law Moved Manufacturing to Supply Chains. How Total Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma Drove the Need for Supply Chain Integration. How Integration Strategies Moved Expanded Supply Chain to Enterprise. Working with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. Outsourcing and the Growth Service, Logistics, and Operations Research. Warehousing, Distribution, and Logistics Engineering Expands Because of Outsourcing. Transportation and Network Engineering Expands Because of Outsourcing. The Internet of Things and the Tracking of Supply Chain Assets. The Innovation Path and Distributed Manufacturing (Citizen Science, Maker Movement, and Advanced Manufacturing). Current Research Trends.