Resource Management

Series Editor: William T. Walker

  • Supply Chain Construction

    The Basics for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash

    By William T. Walker

    All too often, entrepreneurs start small businesses unaware of their need for a supply chain network. And, large companies are acquired and their product lines merged with little regard for supply chain network integration and rationalization. Written for practitioners by a practitioner with 40…

    Hardback – 2015-08-03 
    CRC Press
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  • Directing the ERP Implementation

    A Best Practice Guide to Avoiding Program Failure Traps While Tuning System Performance

    By Michael W. Pelphrey

    Although many books outline approaches for successful ERP implementations, the data shows that most ERP efforts yield minimal return on investment (ROI), with most projects failing. Directing the ERP Implementation: A Best Practice Guide to Avoiding Program Failure Traps While Tuning System…

    Hardback – 2015-04-01
    CRC Press
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  • Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments

    Business Success Stories from the BRICs

    By Paul Hong, YoungWon Park

    Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are among the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. The enormous size of the customer base in these emerging markets is the strategic concern of global business firms. Successful market performance in these markets requires sound understanding…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    CRC Press
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  • Principles of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

    By Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall, Charlie C. Chen

    The second edition of this popular textbook presents a balanced overview of the principles of supply chain management. Going beyond the usual supply chain text, Principles of Supply Chain Management not only details the individual components of the supply chain, but also illustrates how the pieces…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    CRC Press
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  • Supply Chain Risk Management

    An Emerging Discipline

    By Gregory L. Schlegel, Robert J. Trent

    You don’t have to outrun the bear … you just have to outrun the other guy. Often in business we only have to run a bit faster than our competitors to be successful. The same is true in risk management. While we would always like to anticipate and prevent risk from happening, when risk events do…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13
    CRC Press
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  • Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

    By Gerhard J. Plenert

    We live in a world where we try to solve similar problems in structurally the same way. But they simply are not optimally solved all the same. Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics addresses the issue of optimizing the planning and scheduling process and asks the question; "…

    Hardback – 2014-03-31
    CRC Press
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  • Vanishing Boundaries

    How Integrating Manufacturing and Services Creates Customer Value, Second Edition

    By Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall

    Businesses need to become more consumer-centric, efficient, and quality conscious. Yet global competition and supply chain complexity are increasing so rapidly that managers must reach across the manufacturing and service boundary to gather more universally applicable ideas. Vanishing Boundaries:…

    Hardback – 2013-10-22
    CRC Press
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  • Food Safety Regulatory Compliance

    Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain

    By Preston W. Blevins

    The global sourcing of ingredients has created complex supply chains, significant management challenges, and additional regulatory compliance requirements. This places tremendous pressure on food manufacturers, many of whom lack the knowledge, concepts, techniques, and procedures to comply with…

    Hardback – 2012-11-15
    CRC Press
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  • Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma

    A Framework for Creating High Performance Organizations

    By Gerhard Plenert, Tom Cluley

    Many organizations develop strategic plans that gather dust on bookshelves. Many other organizations employ Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to eliminate waste and reduce process variation only to find they are not moving the big bars that measure success for the organization. Driving Strategy to…

    Hardback – 2012-04-10
    CRC Press
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  • Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments

    Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan

    By Young Won Park, Paul Hong

    Since the start of the recent financial crisis, as most global firms struggle to remain competitive, an increasing number of Korean and Japanese firms have experienced an amazing rate of growth and expansion. Although academic researchers and business leaders in the United States, China, Brazil,…

    Hardback – 2011-12-18
    CRC Press
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  • Integral Logistics Management

    Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fourth Edition

    By Paul Schönsleben

    From the Foreword of the First Edition of Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies: "Changes in the world outside the company alter the way that we look at problems and priorities in the company itself. This presents new challenges to company…

    Hardback – 2011-08-03
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Lean Management Principles for Information Technology

    By Gerhard J. Plenert

    Whether it's because of a lack of understanding, poor planning, or a myriad of other things, 50 to 60 percent of the IT effort in most companies can be considered waste. Explaining how to introduce Lean principles to your IT functions to reduce and even eliminate this waste, Lean…

    Hardback – 2011-07-27
    CRC Press
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  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Edition

    By David Frederick Ross

    It is almost impossible to conceive of the concept and practical application of supply chain management (SCM) without linking it to the enabling power of today’s information technologies. Building upon the foundations of the first edition, Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies,…

    Hardback – 2010-10-11
    CRC Press
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  • Modeling and Benchmarking Supply Chain Leadership

    Setting the Conditions for Excellence

    By Joseph L Walden

    What is motivational dysfunction? You have seen it, you may even have experienced it, and you have certainly felt the effects of this dysfunction in your workplace. Often undiagnosed, employees suffering from motivational dysfunction have lowered motivation caused by a lack of excitement for their…

    Hardback – 2009-06-23
    CRC Press
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  • New Methods of Competing in the Global Marketplace

    Critical Success Factors from Service and Manufacturing

    By Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall

    For well over a century, manufacturing has dictated the developmental growth of management in business, mainly in achieving lower costs and higher quality. The strength of the economy, however, continues to move quickly toward the service sector, bringing with it a number of innovative management…

    Hardback – 2008-04-14
    CRC Press
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  • Lean Performance ERP Project Management

    Implementing the Virtual Lean Enterprise, Second Edition

    By Brian J. Carroll

    Lean thinking is too often narrowly focused on physical processes, causing serious shortcomings, which limit Lean’s substantial benefits. Revised to consider the emerging global economy, Lean Performance ERP Project Management, Second Edition integrates strategy, people, process, and information…

    Hardback – 2007-12-19
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Supply Chain Risk Management

    Minimizing Disruptions in Global Sourcing

    Edited by Robert Handfield, Kevin P. McCormack

    The lifeblood of any business is the timely delivery of products and services. In the best possible world, if one plans accordingly, disruptions never occur. However, in the real world, disruptions do and will occur and the best business plans are those that anticipate and prepare for this…

    Hardback – 2007-12-16
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Rightsizing Inventory

    By Joseph L. Aiello

    Understanding inventory—its costs, its place in the supply chain, and what is considered its optimal level—is important to an organization’s profitability. Demonstrating how each link in the supply chain plays an integral role in the success of the whole, Rightsizing Inventory examines inventory…

    Hardback – 2007-08-02
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

    By James B. Ayers

    Supply chain management (SCM) disciplines have produced a flood of new concepts, methods, and tools; if applied wisely, they will improve results. A resource that weeds out and consolidates this new information will lower the business risk of implementing change. Interpreting models and viewpoints…

    Hardback – 2006-04-23
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Supply Market Intelligence

    A Managerial Handbook for Building Sourcing Strategies

    By Robert Handfield

    Supply Market Intelligence: A Managerial Handbook for Building Sourcing Strategies charts the course to success for executives who are seeking to lead their organizations to supply-chain maturity. This volume is intended for supply-chain executives who struggle with the challenges of an uncertain…

    Hardback – 2006-01-12
    Auerbach Publications
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  • The Portal to Lean Production

    Principles and Practices for Doing More with Less

    By John Nicholas, Avi Soni

    The Portal to Lean Production: Principles and Practices for Doing More with Less describes the steps, difficulties, and rewards of implementing lean production. The book moves beyond concepts to address practical matters. The authors provide enough information for you to begin implementing lean…

    Hardback – 2005-11-01
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Velocity Management in Logistics and Distribution

    Lessons from the Military to Secure the Speed of Business

    By Joseph L Walden

    Conducting "business as usual" is out of step with today's rapid-fire, global economy. Velocity Management in Logistics and Distribution: Lessons from the Military to Secure the Speed of Business alerts commerce to the new reality that it must be more flexible and responsive in managing the…

    Hardback – 2005-07-10
    CRC Press
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  • Supply Chain for Liquids

    Out of the Box Approaches to Liquid Logistics

    By Wally Klatch

    Supply Chain for Liquids: Out of the Box Approaches to Liquid Logistics provides a thorough analysis of liquid logistics, a crucial but often overlooked business issue. It covers a broad range of topics including the business, operational, and technical aspects of the Supply Chain for Liquidsâ…

    Hardback – 2005-05-26
    CRC Press
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  • Disassembly Modeling for Assembly, Maintenance, Reuse and Recycling

    By A.J.D. (Fred) Lambert, Surendra M. Gupta

    Industry has grown to recognize the value of disassembly processes across a wide range of products. Increasing legislation that may soon require mandatory recycling of many post-consumed goods and a desire to develop more environmentally benign end-of-life processes has fueled research into this…

    Hardback – 2004-12-27
    CRC Press
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  • Supply Chain Architecture

    A Blueprint for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash

    By William T. Walker

    "The book is highly readable, informative, thought provoking, and educational. …At every stage, Walker challenges the reader to move away from conventional supply chain thinking to a broader-view, highly concise approach that focuses on the organization's objectives. The book will help you…

    Hardback – 2004-10-13
    CRC Press
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  • ERP

    Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition

    By Carol A Ptak, Eli Schragenheim

    Completely revised and updated, ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition describes, from the perspective of a business manager, concepts and tools for enterprise planning, management, and execution. The text is written in an easy-to-read format, with…

    Hardback – 2003-10-19
    CRC Press
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  • Introduction to e-Supply Chain Management

    Engaging Technology to Build Market-Winning Business Partnerships

    By David Frederick Ross

    In the quest to remove supply channel costs, streamline channel communications, and link customers to the value-added resources found along the supply chain continuum, Supply Chain Management (SCM) has emerged as a tactical operations tool. The first book to completely define the architecture of…

    Hardback – 2002-12-16
    CRC Press
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  • Supply Chain Networks and Business Process Orientation

    Advanced Strategies and Best Practices

    By Kevin P. McCormack, William C. Johnson

    With future competitive landscape shifting from competition between companies themselves to trading partner networks, understanding and mastering process design and change is becoming more critical than ever. In order to succeed, companies are starting to weave their key business processes into…

    Hardback – 2002-11-24
    CRC Press
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  • Collaborative Manufacturing

    Using Real-Time Information to Support the Supply Chain

    By Michael McClellan

    Collaborative manufacturing is an interactive process with great potential, but without the direct input of the plant floor systems information, a significant piece of the management process is not available for consideration. Collaborative Manufacturing provides guidance and examples of how and…

    Hardback – 2002-09-12
    CRC Press
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  • The Supply Chain Manager's Problem-Solver

    Maximizing the Value of Collaboration and Technology

    By Charles C. Poirier

    The true promise and benefits of Supply Chain Management elude many organizations. Cultural limitations, a narrow view of the opportunities offered by and the need to access external resources juxtaposed with a lack of understanding of how technology can enhance business processes create resistance…

    Hardback – 2002-07-29
    CRC Press
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  • Making Supply Chain Management Work

    Design, Implementation, Partnerships, Technology, and Profits

    Edited by James B. Ayers

    Any supply chain improvement project, even if well conceived, has a good chance of failing, unless the accompanying information technology enables the design. Being prepared, understanding the risks and how to reduce them, will give you the edge you need. Combining a technology focus with practical…

    Hardback – 2001-12-12
    Auerbach Publications
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  • Integrated Learning for ERP Success

    A Learning Requirements Planning Approach

    By Karl M. Kapp, William F. Latham, Hester Ford-Latham

    The results are in. The evidence has been analyzed. Research shows that the lack of enterprise-wide training is the biggest reason for ERP implementation failures. It is the single most important precursor to achieving success. Integrated Learning for ERP Success is the first resource to offer a…

    Hardback – 2001-03-22
    CRC Press
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  • Basics of Supply Chain Management

    By Lawrence D. Fredendall, Ed Hill

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) was once a "pie in the sky" concept that could not be fully achieved. A key barrier was the cost of communicating with and coordinating among the many independent suppliers in each supply chain. SCM is possible because of three changes: technology has developed that…

    Hardback – 2000-12-27
    CRC Press
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  • Lean Manufacturing

    Tools, Techniques, and How to Use Them

    By William M Feld

    There are some very good books available that explain the Lean Manufacturing theory and touch on implementing its techniques. However, you cannot learn "how to be" lean from merely reading the theory. And to be successful in the real-work environment you need a clear comprehension of how lean…

    Hardback – 2000-09-27
    CRC Press
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  • Back to Basics

    Your Guide to Manufacturing Excellence

    By Steven A. Melnyk, R. T. Chris Christensen

    As organizations move into the future, the operations environment needs to expand into Collaborative Planning and Forecast Replenishment (CPFR), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) operating system to become and remain competitive. These innovative and complex…

    Hardback – 2000-03-22
    CRC Press
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  • Enterprise Resources Planning and Beyond

    Integrating Your Entire Organization

    By Gary A Langenwalter

    To achieve success in today's business climate you must do more than provide high quality low cost products to customers when and how they want them. Customers and suppliers require fully integrated information - throughout the supply chain or value chain. You must integrate your organization so…

    Hardback – 1999-09-27
    CRC Press
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  • Restructuring the Manufacturing Process Applying the Matrix Method

    By Gideon Halevi

    Consider the possibility of a manufacturing method that can do all this:reduce lead timeincrease product diversityproduce higher-quality productsallow more competitive pricingensure customer satisfactionreach dominance in the global marketplaceThose are all part of the upside potential for the…

    Hardback – 1998-12-20
    CRC Press
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  • Inventory Classification Innovation

    Paving the Way for Electronic Commerce and Vendor Managed Inventory

    By Russell Broeckelmann

    All Inventory is not created equal. Inventory classification is the backbone of distribution profitability. Important inventory management criteria such as customer service level, margin, days supply and EOQ can not be applied across the board by vendor or product category. Therefore, different…

    Hardback – 1998-10-27
    CRC Press
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  • Macrologistics Management

    A Catalyst for Organizational Change

    By Martin Stein, Frank Voehl

    Macrologistics Management defines the term "Macrologistics" as a means for designing a catalyst for change in any organization. The "macro" approach means seeing the big picture-to use time and place strategies for competitive advantage. It is a "breakthrough" strategy because it prioritizes "…

    Hardback – 1997-12-28
    CRC Press
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  • Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems

    By Michael McClellan

    Computer systems have become an integral part of most companies. The newest of these is Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), a technology that provides on-line application software that companies rely on to manage their manufacturing processes. Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems is the book…

    Hardback – 1997-08-20
    CRC Press
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  • Supply Chain Management

    The Basics and Beyond

    By William C. Copacino

    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…

    Hardback – 1997-04-02
    CRC Press
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