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Supply Chain Matters Book Review: Supply Chain Network Design

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From time to time throughout the year, authors send us various new books dealing with timely content related to global supply chain management. One this author’s 2013 New Year’s resolutions is to be more timely on providing our Supply Chain Matters readers with some select reviews and/or recommendations regarding books written on timely and important topics. The subject of this review is the book: Supply Chain Network Design, Applying Optimization and Analytics to the Global Supply Chain.  This book is authored by Michael Watson, Sara Lewis, Peter Cacioppi and Jay Jayaraman, and reflects the author’s collective practical experiences working with supply chain network design software. The authors gained their experiences while part of the former LogicTools, which was subsequently acquired by IBM. This author has followed the adoption of supply chain network design technology since its market inception in 2000, and thus was pleased to receive a copy of this […]


Supply Chain Matters Book Review: Supply Chain Transformation by Richard Sherman

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From time to time throughout the year, authors send us various new books dealing with timely content related to global supply chain management. One this author’s 2013 New Year’s resolutions is to be more timely on providing our Supply Chain Matters readers with some select reviews and/or recommendations regarding books written on timely and important topics. With all that occurred in 2012, we were remiss in not providing such reviews on a timely basis. We begin with a review of the book, Supply Chain Transformation, Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results, authored by Richard J. Sherman. We must preface our review by stating up-front that this author has known Rich for many years, both as working for the same employer many years ago and by joint speaking and other opportunities related to Rich’s professional and professional association career in supply chain management.  Rich was gracious enough to include my name […]