Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Author: Paul Myerson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071766278

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 3491

"The documented benchmarks for success and the many examples help explicate the complexities for the reader. The book is organized and written so that it will be useful as an introduction to the field and also as a reference when special challenges arise for the practicing manager." -- DR. JOHN J. COYLE, Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University "The book is a must-read for all supply chain managers seeking to drive down costs and improve profits and must be read before any investment is made in your supply chain. Get copies for your controller and all senior managers...this book lays it all out." -- DR. RICHARD LANCIONI, Chair, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University Expert Strategies for Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Using Lean This practical guide reveals how to identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management provides explanations of both basic and advanced Lean tools, as well as specific Lean implementation opportunities. The book then describes a Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors. Real-world examples and case studies demonstrate how to effectively use this powerful strategy to realize significant, long-term improvements and bottom-line savings. COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Using Lean to energize your supply chain * The eight wastes * Lean opportunities and JIT in supply chain and logistics * Lean tools and warehouse * Global lean supply chain and logistics * Lean opportunity assessment, value stream mapping, and Kaizen event management * Best-in-class use of technology with Lean * Metrics and measurement * Education and training Valuable training slides are available for download.

Marktorientiertes Produkt- und Produktionsmanagement in digitalen Umwelten

Festgabe für Klaus Bellmann zum 75. Geburtstag

Author: Anshuman Khare,Dagmar Kessler,Jan Wirsam

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658216379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 901

Die Festgabe für Klaus Bellmann zum 75. Geburtstag enthält 17 Beiträge, die seine Schüler, Kollegen und Freunde ihm zu Ehren gewidmet haben. Sie spiegeln die interdisziplinären Forschungsfelder Klaus Bellmanns wider, die von Innovations- und Technologiemanagement, Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Produkt- und Produktionsmanagement sowie angrenzenden Disziplinen geprägt sind.

Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management

Author: Marc Schniederjans,Dara Schniederjans,Ray Qing Cao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813230010

Category:

Page: 432

View: 7185

The purpose of this book is to describe how lean and supply chain management can be combined to achieve world-class business performance. To accomplish this purpose, the book contains both basic material on lean and supply chain management, as well as content from current journal research findings, strategies, issues, concepts, philosophies, procedures, methodologies, and practices in managing a lean supply chain. Presented in a topical fashion, the chapters deal with a wide-range of subjects that support, nurture, and advance principles, concepts, and methodologies of lean supply chain management. Contents: Introduction to Lean and Supply Chain Management: LeanSupply ChainsThe Nexus of Lean and Supply Chain ManagementTopics in Lean Supply Chain Management: Topics in Lean Supply Chain LeadershipStrategic Customer Value Focus in Lean Supply Chain ManagementTopics in Aligning Lean Supply Chain Strategy, Tactics, and Operational PlansEthics, Trust, and Collaboration Topics in Lean Supply ChainsTopics in Globalization and Cultural Impacts on Lean Supply ChainsTopics in Lean Supply Chain Information SystemsTopics in Lean Supply Chain New Product DevelopmentTopics is Lean Supply Chain E-commerceTopics in Lean Supply Chain OutsourcingTopics in Sustainable Lean Supply ChainsTopics in Building Agile and Flexible Lean Supply Chains Readership: Undergraduates, Graduates, academics and consultants who are interested to know more about lean supply chain management. Keywords: Lean;Lean Management;Supply Chain;Supply Chain ManagementReview: Key Features: This is a topical book, that focuses in-depth on the Lean topics that are coveredThis book covers many of the newer Lean topics that are the focus point for Lean firms todayThe chapters of this book has been updated with current literature and even include the most recent advances in Lean-related technology (some of which have yet to be implemented but are in the planning stages)

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

Author: James Martin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071631488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 2896

Capitalize on a Powerful, 10-Step Improvement Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems in Industrial Organizations! Six Sigma practitioners and industrial managers who want to improve supply chain effectiveness in their organizations now have a powerful new weapon to add to their arsenal! Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management offers a unique 10-step improvement process for identifying and solving the root causes of supply chain problems in everyday operations. Written by Master Black Belt James William Martin, this proven management tool combines key aspects of Lean Manufacturing (from the Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma management principles in order to create a Lean Six Sigma approach that can dramatically improve supply chain function. Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management contains specific information for developing inventory models, metrics for aligning objectives with strategic goals, a concise overview of supply chain concepts, and models illustrating how lead time and demand impact customer service and inventory investment levels. This vital resource features: A complete program for Lean Six Sigma improvement and control The latest Lean Six Sigma methods to identify and manage supply chains Expert help with Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third party logistics Applications of Lean Six Sigma to MRPII Guidance on root-cause analysis using Six Sigma tools Designed to help Six Sigma professionals and frontline managers achieve higher levels of competitiveness, Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management provides the guidelines, tools, and techniques required to eliminate supply chain problems and boost company performance.

Advances in Production Management Systems: New Challenges, New Approaches

International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference, APMS 2009, Bordeaux, France, September 21-23, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Bruno Vallespir,Thècle Alix

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642163580

Category: Computers

Page: 671

View: 575

The present economic and social environment has given rise to new situations within which companies must operate. As a first example, the globalization of the economy and the need for performance has led companies to outsource and then to operate inside networks of enterprises such as supply chains or virtual enterprises. A second instance is related to environmental issues. The statement about the impact of ind- trial activities on the environment has led companies to revise processes, to save - ergy, to optimize transportation.... A last example relates to knowledge. Knowledge is considered today to be one of the main assets of a company. How to capitalize, to manage, to reuse it for the benefit of the company is an important current issue. The three examples above have no direct links. However, each of them constitutes a challenge that companies have to face today. This book brings together the opinions of several leading researchers from all around the world. Together they try to develop new approaches and find answers to those challenges. Through the individual ch- ters of this book, the authors present their understanding of the different challenges, the concepts on which they are working, the approaches they are developing and the tools they propose. The book is composed of six parts; each one focuses on a specific theme and is subdivided into subtopics.

Wertschaffende Kooperationsbeziehungen

Kooperationsbeziehungen im Lean Management analysiert aus einer konstruktivistischen Sicht

Author: Katja Müller

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3844103856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 4906

Ausgehend vom Toyota Produktionssystem, haben Lean Management Ansätze eine große Verbreitung weit über die Automobilindustrie hinaus erfahren. Zahlreiche Autoren beschreiben Vorgehensweisen, um die bei Toyota bewährten Methoden und Werkzeuge auf das eigene Unternehmen zu übertragen. Ziel ist jeweils das schlanke Unternehmen, das durch kontinuierliche Verbesserungen Verschwendung reduziert und aus einer kundenorientierten Perspektive Wert generiert. Vor dem Hintergrund einer zunehmenden Auflösung unternehmerischer Grenzen und der wachsenden Bedeutung von unternehmensweiten und -übergreifenden Kooperationsbeziehungen wird mit der vorliegenden Arbeit das Ziel verfolgt, ein umfassendes Verständnis zu schlanken, wertschaffenden Kooperationsbeziehungen zu gewinnen und Gestaltungsempfehlungen abzuleiten. Hierzu werden aus einer Perspektive der individuellen Ebene im Unternehmen Annahmenmodelle zur Lean Implementierung in Kooperationsbeziehungen und zu wertschaffenden, d. h. verschwendungsarmen Interaktionen abgeleitet. Die Entwicklung der Annahmenmodelle erfolgt dabei als Mikrofundierung ressourcen-, beziehungs- und wissensorientierter Ansätze, indem die soziale Austauschtheorie zur Fokussierung der individuellen Ebene integriert wird. Basierend auf einer konstruktivistischen Erkenntnis- und Wissenschaftstheorie, wird für die Hauptuntersuchung dieser Arbeit zunächst ein Erhebungsworkshop konzipiert, der Elemente der moderierten Gruppen- und Einzelbefragung kombiniert. Anschließend werden sechs Einzelfallstudien in Industrieunternehmen durchgeführt, bevor in einer integrierenden Fallstudie die Ergebnisse zusammengefasst und sowohl qualitativ als auch quantitativ analysiert werden. Diese Arbeit gibt wertvolle Hinweise für Führungskräfte, die in die Steuerung schlanker Kooperationsbeziehungen eingebunden sind. Gleichzeitig findet die Wissenschaft insbesondere im Bereich der sogenannten Mikrofundierung zahlreiche Anknüpfungspunkte.

Human Interface and the Management of Information. Designing Information Environments

Symposium on Human Interface 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Michael J. Smith,Gavriel Salvendy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642025560

Category: Computers

Page: 739

View: 3724

The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,425 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.

Revisiting Supply Chain Risk

Author: George A. Zsidisin,Michael Henke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030038130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 468

View: 7836

This book offers a bridge between our current understanding of supply chain risk in practice and theory, and the monumental shifts caused by the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution. Supply chain risk and its management have experienced significant attention in scholarship and practice over the past twenty years. Our understanding of supply chain risk and its many facets, such as uncertainty and vulnerability, has expanded beyond utilizing approaches such as deploying inventory to buffer the initial effects of disruptions. Even with our increased knowledge of supply chain risk, being in the era of lean supply chain practices, digitally managed global supply chains, and closely interconnected networks, firms are exposed as ever to supply chain uncertainties that can damage, or even destroy, their ability to compete in the marketplace. The book acknowledges the criticality of big data analytics in Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) processes and provides appropriate tools and approaches for creating robust SCRM processes. Revisiting Supply Chain Risk presents a state-of-the-art look at SCRM through current research and philosophical thought. It is divided into six sections that highlight established themes, as well as provide new insights to developing areas of inquiry and contexts on the topic. Section 1 examines the first step in managing supply chain risk, risk assessment. The chapters in Section 2 encompass resiliency in supply chains, while Section 3 looks at relational and behavioral perspectives from varying units of analysis including consortiums, teams and decision makers. Section 4 focuses on examining supply chain risk in the contexts of sustainability and innovation. Section 5 provides insight on emerging typologies and taxonomies for classifying supply chain risk. The book concludes with Section 6, featuring illustrative case studies as real-world examples in assessing and managing supply chain risk.

Behavioral Issues in Operations Management

New Trends in Design, Management, and Methodologies

Author: Ilaria Giannoccaro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447148789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 4379

Behavioral Operations Management has been identified in the last years as one of the most promising emerging fields in Operations Management. Behavioral Issues in Operations Management explains and examines up-to-date research in this field, which works to analyze the impact of human behavior on the management of complex operating systems. A collection of studies from leading scholars presents different methodologies and approaches, supported by real data and case studies. Issues such as building trust and strong cooperative relationships with suppliers, enhancing motivation and designing proper incentives for stimulating more effective decision maker behaviours are considered. The main decision-making processes affected by behavioral issues are also analyzed with a focus on new product development, logistics, and supply chain integration. The broad coverage of methodologies and practical implications makes Behavioral Issues in Operations Management an ideal reference for both researchers developing new topics such as NK fitness landscapes and managers with an interest in behavioral management operations.

Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century

Author: Ken Boyer,Rohit Verma

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618749330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 2090

Boyer/Verma's breakthrough text meets today's student and instructor's needs and redefines the marketplace. Their text is briefer than most, taking all of the vital core concepts and building upon them with current and fresh examples. The authors understand the importance of striking a balance by creating a book that does an even better job at covering the core concepts while also providing customers with a new product that fully addresses and approaches this course area from today's teaching and learning perspectives and actual business practices. The three unifying themes throughout the book are Strategy, Global Supply Chain, and Service Operations. Strategy will serve as an overarching framework and will be used in each chapter to present students with an alternative approach to specific challenges. The authors uses examples from non-US companies and/or organizations in each chapter to incorporate Service Operations in the book. They also show that even some of the largest manufacturing companies today have extensive service activities such as customer support and product development. The Global Supply Chain theme will allow students to see how products move through different companies and countries with Boyer/Verma's use of real world examples throughout his text. In addition the robust Cnow course allows instructors and students to go beyond the printed text to get the most from this exciting operations management program. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Value of RFID

Benefits vs. Costs

Author: Alp Ustundag

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447143450

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 5522

RFID technology presents a great potential for creating competitive advantage. By automating and simplifying data collection, it lets users more accurately track assets and monitor key indicators, which in turn gives greater visibility to the operations. However, the benefits received from this technology will be determined by how well it is integrated with the business processes and overall information flow. Because of the fact that the decision to deploy RFID technology in an enterprise is a business decision instead of a technology decision, cost-benefit analysis is a key component of this decision. If an RFID deployment cannot be justified in terms of its economic value to the company, it is not likely to help the company; and consequently, it is not likely to remain a viable deployment over the long term. The Value of RFID describes the business value of RFID and explains the costs and benefits of this technology comprehensively. Different investment evaluation models are proposed to use in various application areas. Techniques to guide the selection of appropriate implementation levels and to handle uncertainty and risk in RFID are explained. Written for researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and lecturers working in the field of RFID and supply chain management, readers will learn evaluation practices for RFID investment for different application areas. The book also guides managers in making to accurate decisions on RFID investment to maximize the return.

Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems 2

8th International Conference, KES 2004, Wellington, New Zealand, September 20-25, 2004. Proceedings

Author: Mircea Gh. Negoita,Robert J. Howlett,L. C. Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540232060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1302

View: 1849

The three-volume set LNAI 3213, LNAI 3214, and LNAI 3215 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2004, held in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2004.The over 450 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers present a wealth of original research results from the field of intelligent information processing in the broadest sense; among the areas covered are artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, cognitive technologies, soft computing, data mining, knowledge processing, various new paradigms in biologically inspired computing, and applications in various domains like bioinformatics, finance, signal processing etc.

Integrales Logistikmanagement

Planung und Steuerung der umfassenden Supply Chain

Author: Paul Schönsleben

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662079240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 749

View: 6771

Die nunmehr fünfte Auflage des Buches stellt strategische Fragen stärker in den Vordergrund. Die Auflage enthält Teilkapitel u.a.: - zur Anlagenstandortplanung, sowohl für Produktionsnetzwerke als auch Vertriebs- und Servicenetzwerke, - zur strategischen Beschaffung, - eine Übersicht zu TQM und Six Sigma, - eine Übersicht zum System- und Projektmanagement.

Supply Chain Engineering

Useful Methods and Techniques

Author: Alexandre Dolgui,Jean-Marie Proth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781849960175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 541

View: 5121

Supply Chain Engineering considers how modern production and operations management techniques can respond to the pressures of the competitive global marketplace. It presents a comprehensive analysis of concepts and models related to outsourcing, dynamic pricing, inventory management, RFID, and flexible and re-configurable manufacturing systems, as well as real-time assignment and scheduling processes. A significant part is also devoted to lean manufacturing, line balancing, facility layout and warehousing techniques. Explanations are based on examples and detailed algorithms while discarding complex and unnecessary theoretical minutiae. All examples have been carefully selected from an industrial application angle. This book is written for students and professors in industrial and systems engineering, management science, operations management and business. It is also an informative reference for managers looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their production systems.

Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems

23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing

Author: Américo Azevedo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331900557X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1693

View: 6326

The proceedings includes the set of revised papers from the 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2013). This conference aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of leading edge scientific knowledge and industrial experience regarding the development and integration of the various aspects of Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems covering the complete life-cycle of a company’s Products and Processes. Contents will include topics such as: Product, Process and Factory Integrated Design, Manufacturing Technology and Intelligent Systems, Manufacturing Operations Management and Optimization and Manufacturing Networks and MicroFactories.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Moving Towards Integration

Author: Vishram Thosar

Publisher: Society Publishing

ISBN: 9781773611532

Category:

Page: 239

View: 394

A couple of decades ago, few companies focused on supply-chain management and logistics. Because of globalization, distribution enjoyed much of the focus. Various techniques and methods were developed to control costs and to improve sales. These past 20 years have seen growing understanding and focus on supply chain management. Today Supply Chain Management and logistics are considered mainstream in strategic planning and decision-making. Supply-chain and logistics management is leveraged to attain competitive advantage. Traditionally, the aim was to reduce costs by achieving economies of scale. However, today the focus on value creation and its delivery are in focus. Another significant change is of managing relationships with all partners of complex network chains. We may be right in saying globalization has fueled intense market competition, which has further made the markets volatile, uncertain and dynamic. These dynamic and uncertain markets demand companies to cope-up turbulent markets. Hence, companies acquire flexibility and responsive supply chains.As the actual costs of satisfying the customer are usually considerable, it is difficult to calculate these costs. Some costs are tangible and others intangible. As the costs vary company to company, sector to sector, industry to industry and region-to-region, the total costs of Managing logistical operations is 10% of total gross domestic product (GDP) of United States of America (State of Logistics). The aim and objective of a supply chain is quite simple: to match supply and demand. However, given the uncertainties it is a difficult task to achieve. Uncertainties and vast marketplace today makes it strenuous to conduct the business on forecasts. The product lifecycles are getting shorter, huge demands with variety and competitive pressures demand companies to be innovative and be able to respond to changing demands of the market in a faster way. To achieve this, companies have to be agile (adjusting to market quickly) in their processes and organizational structure. There is another technique developed by Toyota in Japan famously know as Lean Technique where companies try to have just-in-time deliveries. The aim of lean management is to eliminate waste and reduce inventories. ''Time is money'' is a cliché well versed over the world but it does hold true in business, even more for logistics management. There is a direct proportionality between the length of supply chain, inventory and cost. Companies having longer lead times are less responsive and have potential risk of losing sales. Supply chains traditionally were a group of disconnected departments, processes, activities and elements. Internal elements off of a supply chain followed a philosophy to optimize departmental efficiencies. This created gaps and differences between functions on the entities of supply chain. A smaller end-to-end supply chain is competitively easier to manage and is responsive. Information plays a vital role in making a supply chain responsive. Sharing information helps integrating supply-chains; it improves coordination and collaboration. We discuss in this book how supply chains have transformed into demand chains or supply networks. Companies guard core activities and outsource the rest. Thus, to manage this complex network, information flows are necessary. Information technology helps connecting and linking activities, processes and entities in a supply chain. Making use of technology processes are simplified reducing lead-times considerably. Information Technology helps installing information systems, which can not only improve information sharing in quick time but also analyze the data. Information systems can help in making rational decisions based on marketplace information. This further enables companies to respond to customer demands and market fluctuations in a timely manner. Supply chains are no longer a group of independently working entities; current supply chains are integrated set of processes and activities, which function in a synchronized manner. Companies source worldwide, they have the facilities like manufacturing, distribution offshore this makes it difficult manage the entire supply network.Although, globalization offers larger market space, it comes with a few challenges. Markets across the world vary and companies have to categorize and design products as per regional requirements and demands in each place. This requires excessive coordination and collaboration to manage logistical and supply chain activities.To be successful in current turbulent markets, companies need to transform their organizational structure, strategic, managerial and operational level planning. Many leading companies have radically redesigned processes to achieve significant results. Shortening of product lifecycles, has made time to market a very critical factor. Just in time and flexible manufacturing enables companies to produce as per fluctuating market demands, but companies have to develop systems, which can respond to market situations. The biggest change in recent years is that companies no longer compete as independent entities, instead the competition is on the basis of supply chains. Companies merge, acquire and takeovers have changed market conditions. A growing demand for better customer service and quality the market has changed from a supplier''s market to a buyer''s market. Most of the markets have become commodity markets, where the availability of products at lower costs with better service and quality is the expectation. Companies failing to provide any of the order winners will potentially lose the customers to the competitors. Availability of substitute products and brands increases consumers bargaining power compared to the suppliers, manufacturers. In order to understand logistics and supply chain management in a context of current market conditions and current trends a solid foundation of logistics and supply chain management is essential. This book is an attempt to highlight the changes in comparison with traditional methods. We have listed and explained basic concepts in logistics and supply chain management. It can be used as a guide to understand the role and importance of logistics and supply chain management in an organization. We have paid special attention of the context included in the book. This book focuses on the basics of logistical and supply chain concepts, recent advancements and new philosophies used. The book''s language has been kept simple to make sure understanding of concepts is easy. The chapters of this book are arranged in a manner, starting from basics of supply chain management and logistics. Initial chapters focus on supply chain management nd logistics management understanding and a comparison between old ways of looking at SCM and logistics and recent changes brought in outlook.As we move ahead with chapters we have tried to detail almost all-important aspects and elements playing role in supply chain management, their contribution and impacts on logistics and SCM. We hope this book meets reader''s expectations and helps readers to understand, ascertain the concepts of SCM and logistics.

Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems

Author: Modrák, Vladimír

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466650400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 487

View: 7892

"This book explores the recent advancements in the areas of lean production, management, and the system and layout design for manufacturing environments, capturing the building blocks of lean transformation on a shop floor level"--

Essentials of Logistics and Management, Third Edition

Author: Corynne Jaffeux,Philippe Wieser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466573090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

View: 4624

The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company – in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain. Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strategy: customer relation management, interactive information support, production optimization and process development, vision, strategy and operations management, and human resources and resource allocation. Growing out of a successful course given by the International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, and by the Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (ENPC), the purpose of this book is to present a methodology allowing the reader to understand and act based on the critical factors embedded in the design of strategy. Concepts are thus combined with practical examples. Transversal vision and detailed case studies highlight the main themes of modern logistics and daily preoccupations of logisticians. The book is addressed to all professionals of logistics: managers, planners and engineers; as well as to graduate students specializing in the field.

Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation

ICIMA 2018

Author: Hari Vasudevan,Vijaya Kumar N. Kottur,Amool A. Raina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811324905

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 723

View: 373

This book presents the outcomes of the International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation (ICIMA 2018) organized by the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering at Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai, and the Indian Society of Manufacturing Engineers. It includes original research and the latest advances in the field, focusing on automation, mechatronics and robotics; CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM/FMS in manufacturing; product design and development; DFM/DFA/FMEA; MEMS and Nanotechnology; rapid prototyping; computational techniques; industrial engineering; manufacturing process management; modelling and optimization techniques; CRM, MRP and ERP; green, lean, agile and sustainable manufacturing; logistics and supply chain management; quality assurance and environment protection; advanced material processing and characterization; and composite and smart materials.