Optimizing the Supply Chain

Optimizing the Supply Chain

by Jay E. Fortenberry


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Supply Chain Optimization Field Guide is an essential book to help readers understand the dynamics of how a global business operates.

In a recent article about the death of supply chain management, it was stated that in this world, forecasts are perfect, machines have no operators, and block chain drives it all. Practitioners in the world of supply chain know that it is central to the management of cash and that systems are never the silver bullet as they do not foresee events; they only provide calculations from the data they are fed.

Chapter by chapter, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the core concepts of people, process, and tools; and how a supply chain should operate in today's complex world. Readers will learn about how an ideal business maintains no unnecessary inventory, responds to changes, and delivers products on time or defect free-and how this ability is a competitive advantage for any business that can solve the equation. Key functional processes are explained in detail for practitioners to learn how to operate effectively in today's arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948976435
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Jay Fortenberry is a cash-to-cash cycle expert, teacher, mentor, and author with an extensive career as an internationally recognized supply chain leader. He is the author of a book on managing supply chains based on career with companies including Honeywell, Toyota, and John Deere. He is responsible for the design and operation of global networks serving 164 countries and reducing inventory by hundreds of millions of dollars using the methods in this book. His portfolio encompasses global supply chain management, human resource management, planning, logistics, sourcing, trade, and acquisition integration. He is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling abroad.

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