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Supply Chain Management

The Basics and Beyond, 1st Edition

By William C. Copacino

CRC Press

224 pages

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Hardback: 9781574440744
pub: 1997-04-03
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From one of the world's leading consultants, authors and practitioners in the area of supply chain management comes the most extensive coverage of the subject to date. Bringing more than 18 years of experience in logistics, manufacturing, purchasing, customer service, and supply chain management in a wide variety of industries, William Copacino offers his unique insight and recommendations in Supply Chain Management.

This important book provides an overview of all areas of supply chain management in a concise yet informative style. Any busy executive or manager looking to deepen his or her understanding of supply chain management will find this efficient reading.

Ideal for manufacturers, service companies, suppliers, distributors and retailers in consumer product, electronic, automotive, pharmaceutical and medical product industries. Provides strategies, tools and techniques for both executives and managers in production, purchasing, inventory control, customer service, distribution and accounting. Academicians will find it fits the growing needs of students studying business and especially production/operations management.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview

Overview of Supply Chain Management and Logistics Strategy


Links with the Extended Value Chain

The Supply Chain Planning Process

Positioning the Supply Chain and Logistics within your Company

Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Competitive Context

Gaining Strategic and Competitive Advantage from Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Structuring Supply Chain Capabilities

Customer Service

Understanding the Customer

Building a Customer Focused Supply Chain

Functional Excellence

Logistics as a Process

Forecasting and Inventory Control

Transportation and Warehousing


Information Technology

Techniques for Supply Chain Excellence

Understanding the Supply Chain Process

Cost Analysis and Measurement

Analytic Technologies

Future Trends and Issues/Broader Context

Emerging Logistics Directions

Industry and Related Developments



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
COMPUTERS / Information Technology