Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management

With coverage that touches on all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) the Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and future directions. Comprised of more than 300 entries written by over 30 experts in the field, it provides authoritative insight on the tools available for implementing sustainable improvements to your supply chain. Illustrating essential concepts with case studies and roadmaps, it presents industry best practices and time-saving tools to help you maximize supply chain efforts-including collaborative relationship, project process, and strategy templates. This authoritative SCM reference examines project management approaches to supply chain change, globalization of supply chains, the drivers of supply chain change, retail supply chains, the use of modeling to improve SCM, as well as the impact of the Lean and Six Sigma movements on contemporary SCM. The encyclopedia's comprehensive coverage facilitates the well-rounded understanding required to deliver value and quality to stakeholders in the most cost-efficient manner. It will arm you with the methods to identify needed change, the tools to implement them, as well as the confidence needed to become an effective change agent. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: * Citation tracking and alerts * Active reference linking * Saved searches and marked lists * HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) online.sales@tandf.co.uk