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In this compelling new book, Chick and Handfield contend with the incredibly relevant topic of procurement, exploring its history, current status, and why companies must embrace pro-curement holistically if they wish to remain successful and maximize value. The authors boldly assert that a wider integration of procurement will transform it into a core business function.......Read More
Patrick Kaye, CPIM, is a 45-year supply chain and operations management industry veteran with a career that has been marked by growth, transformation, and exciting new prospects. He credits his APICS training as the main reason he has been able to so effectively shift among different organizations and roles.......Read More
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Strategic Procurement author Caroline Booth observes that organizations of all kinds have third-party suppliers—and yet, companies often overlook the important role these partners play. In recent years, “focus on the core” has become the mantra of business. ......Read More
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This past summer, Evan Crain began his first job since leaving his university. He had attended Grand Valley State University in Michigan and graduated with majors in operations management and finance. Today, Crain is a member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Supply Chain Rotation Program, which provides him with a unique opportunity to gain exposure and work experience in several different areas in the supply chain organization.......Read More
Brett Horacek, CPIM, CSCP, is the supply chain management supervisor for Hospira, a global manufacturer of injectable pharmaceuticals and infusion technologies.......Read More
When I began implementing enterprise resources planning systems, I learned everything the hard way. Truly, I made just about every mistake in the book. It would have been so much better for my clients (and me) if I had project training earlier in my career.......Read More
Recently, I taught an exam review session in Orange County, California, with my colleague George Meier. He had built an impressive review deck (more than 250 slides), and I was a little nervous.......Read More
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Rosemary Cheung, CSCP, has been employed for seven years at global energy and petrochemicals group Shell Hong Kong Limited, which delivers petroleum and chemical products to Hong Kong, Macau, and South China.......Read More
An assistant professor of operations management, Gregory DeYong teaches undergraduate, master’s, and PhD classes and conducts scholarly research on scheduling, purchasing, and other aspects of supply chain management.......Read More
Today’s supply chain and operations management professionals know that the market demands agile businesses processes that are constantly reevaluated, upgraded, and enhanced. ......Read More
Since starting out in the field of logistics at the age of 18, Nicholas Santini—now director of logistics at European fashion retailer and manufacturer Carlo Pazolini USA—attributes much of his success to his APICS affiliation. ......Read More
Author C. Richard Weylman contends that, when deciding whether or not to buy something, the primary concern is if doing business with a given company will have a positive effect on the consumer. In asking “Is this good for me?” today’s buyers have shifted away from the old business- or product-centric approach. ......Read More
“Understanding how a manufacturing plant operates isn’t all that easy,” says Maria Dimengo, graduate student at Case Western Reserve University. “The term that businesses like to use is ‘supply chain management’; but, to a bunch of college students, it’s more like figuring out a lot of intricate pieces to a puzzle.”......Read More
Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma offers the next step in the evolutionary chain of process improvement and organizational efficiency. The goal of this methodology is to achieve greater effectiveness and sustainability with the lean six sigma process. David Shaked’s book provides an introduction to this approach and ways that manufacturing organizations might implement the concept.......Read More
In the typical organization, employees are assigned specific tasks that they perform every day, over and over again, in pretty much the same way. Employee A works the assembly line, employee B does quality control, employee C handles packing and storing, and so on. ......Read More
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