Supply Chain Management for Dummies

  • 5h 23m
  • Daniel Stanton
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2018

Everyone can impact the supply chain

Supply Chain Management For Dummies helps you connect the dots between things like purchasing, logistics, and operations to see how the big picture is affected by seemingly isolated inefficiencies. Your business is a system, made of many moving parts that must synchronize to most efficiently meet the needs of your customers—and your shareholders. Interruptions in one area ripple throughout the entire operation, disrupting the careful coordination that makes businesses successful; that's where supply chain management (SCM) comes in. SCM means different things to different people, and many different models exist to meet the needs of different industries. This book focuses on the broadly-applicable Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable, to describe the basic techniques and key concepts that keep businesses running smoothly.

Whether you're in sales, HR, or product development, the decisions you make every day can impact the supply chain. This book shows you how to factor broader impact into your decision making process based on your place in the system.

  • Improve processes by determining your metrics
  • Choose the right software and implement appropriate automation
  • Evaluate and mitigate risks at all steps in the supply chain
  • Help your business function as a system to more effectively meet customer needs

We tend to think of the supply chain as suppliers, logistics, and warehousing—but it's so much more than that. Every single person in your organization, from the mailroom to the C-suite, can work to enhance or hinder the flow. Supply Chain Management For Dummies shows you what you need to know to make sure your impact leads to positive outcomes.

About the Author

Daniel Stanton is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Jack Welch Management Institute. He is an internationally recognized public speaker and the author of two project management courses for LinkedIn Learning. He holds several industry certifications, including Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, CSCP, and SCPro.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Growing Demand for Supply Chain Management
  • Understanding Supply Chains from Different Perspectives
  • Digging into Your Supply Chain
  • Optimizing Your Supply Chain
  • Connecting Supply Chain Processes
  • Planning the Supply Chain
  • Sourcing, Purchasing, and Procurement
  • Making Your Products or Services
  • Delivering Your Products or Services
  • Managing Product Returns and Reverse Supply Chains
  • Enabling Your Supply Chain
  • Managing Supply Chain Software
  • Integrating Advanced Manufacturing into Your Supply Chain
  • Managing Digital Supply Chains
  • Transforming Your Supply Chain
  • Adopting Supply Chain Metrics
  • Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Building Supply Chain Analytics
  • Selecting a Supply Chain Career
  • Pursuing Supply Chain Education
  • Ten Questions to Ask about Your Supply Chain