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Supply Chains in Action: A Case Study Collection in Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement and Operations Management

by Richard Wilding Kogan Page
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Hbk 264 pages
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Learn from a rich compilation of case studies presenting key themes predicting future trends, illuminating issues that can be applied to practice, and providing a means for understanding important problems with greater clarity.

  • Section - ONE: Supply chain process design;
    • Chapter - 01: Efficient integration of shipping into intra-regional supply chains;
    • Chapter - 02: Overcrowding in a hospital emergency department - A supply chain management referral pathway to reduce overcrowding;
    • Chapter - 03: X company's OTD (On-Time Delivery) performance improvement - The application of lean six-sigma methodology;
    • Chapter - 04: Developing best-practice in operational workforce planning;
  • Section - TWO: Supply chain network and infrastructure design;
    • Chapter - 05: Why procurement should want to pay for performance - A case study of how buyer and sellers aligned to create the most profit for both;
    • Chapter - 06: Closing the cycle from tree to product, x company's sustainability journey;
    • Chapter - 07: Environmentally responsible packaging in global supply chains;
    • Chapter - 08: Freight transport, storage and distribution organisations to be able to identify customer requirements;
  • Section - THREE: Supply chain information system design;
    • Chapter - 09: Protecting supply chains from counterfeit products;
    • Chapter - 10: The same but different; a comparative analysis of common reverse logistics and closed loop supply chain issues in the UK multiple retail sector;
    • Chapter - 11: Supply chain disruption;
    • Chapter - 12: Defence support chain performance dashboard development

Professor Richard Wilding OBE is recognised globally for his thought leadership in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Richard is a highly acclaimed presenter and regularly speaks at Industrial Conferences and has undertaken lecture tours of Europe and Asia at the invitation of local Universities; Confederations of Industry. As Chair (Full Professor) in Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management UK, Richard works with European and International companies on Logistics and Supply Chain projects in all sectors including pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, high technology, food, drink and professional services to name a few. He has published widely in the area of Supply Chain Management and is Editorial Advisor to a number of top journals in this area. He is currently Chair of CILT.