Title: Understanding supply chain drivers
Kindle E-book .
Author:M. Ikramullah Sayeed
Why this book?
“Supply chain management” includes a broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product’s flow, from acquiring raw materials and production through distribution to the final customer, in the most streamlined and cost-effective way possible.
Most of the articles have been written from the experiences and challenges when embarking on the path of supply chain management. This e-book is on some important Supply Chain issues such as Information, Sourcing, Transportation, Pricing, Facilities, and Inventory etc.
The articles are worded in simple English so as to be easily understandable and helpful for supply chain management-related activities.
Students, professionals, and enthusiasts would benefit from this reference book. If you get some of the Supply Chain related topics, which are necessary in our supply chain management journey, will feel that my endeavor is fruitful. Thanks to the person who helped me with proof reading.
Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 are related with Sourcing issues. While Chapter 3 is related with Supply Chain transportation, facilities, inventory etc. as Supply Chain Security is a widely discussed point for Inventory and facilities. Chapter 4 discussed about logistics with an instance from Apparel Supply Chain. Chapter 5 discuss on core Supply Chain drivers from an academic point of view. Chapter 6 discusses about lean manufacturing issues. Chapter 7 discusses about use of pricing related drivers, Chapter 8 discusses about Zara’s case. Chapter 9 discusses about air mode of transportation. Finally chapter 10 discusses about gold supply chain management as a whole.
I assume that this edition of this initiative is just start of an enlightened journey in supply chain management process.
Book review by an honorable reader Ridanah from Australia at Amazon :
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely informative
Reviewed in Australia on 15 November 2021
This book is extremely informative for students looking to understand supply chain management. As a university student doing their postgrad, and studying this subject, I have found it easy to read and understand. I have used it in some of my research for assignments.
When i was preparing for my exam, I had a lot of material based on Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen, and this book helped me prepare for those particular chapters.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone studying or teaching supply chain management, as it is manages to present the topic in a comprehensive and approachable manner.