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By David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, Edith Simchi-Levi

Designing and handling the availability Chain, 3/e presents state of the art versions, strategies, and answer tools which are vital for the layout, regulate, operation, and administration of offer chain platforms. specifically, the authors try and express the instinct at the back of many key offer chain thoughts and to supply easy concepts that may be used to investigate a variety of facets of the provision chain. Topical insurance displays the authors’ wish to introduce scholars to these points of provide chain administration which are severe to the luck of a enterprise. even though many crucial provide chain administration matters are interrelated, the authors try to make each one bankruptcy as self-contained as attainable, in order that the reader can refer on to chapters overlaying subject matters of curiosity. every one bankruptcy makes use of a variety of case reports and examples, and mathematical and technical sections could be skipped with no lack of continuity. The third version represents a considerable revision. whereas the constitution and philosophy have been saved intact, the authors positioned an expanding value on discovering or constructing potent frameworks that illustrate many very important offer chain matters. while, stimulated through new advancements in undefined, they extra fabric on quite a few themes new to the booklet whereas expanding the assurance of others.

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Compare and contrast the supply chain strategies of the two types of companies. 5. If a firm is completely vertically integrated, is effective supply chain management still important? 6. Consider the supply chain for canned peaches sold by a major food processing company. What are the sources of uncertainty in this supply chain? 7. Consider a firm redesigning its logistics network. W hat are the advantages to having a small number of centrally located warehouses? What are the advantages to having a larger number of warehouses closer to the end customers?

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