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Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition

Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition

Michael H. Hugos

ISBN: 978-0-470-89371-5

Jun 2010

304 pages

Select type: E-Book



Fully revised and expanded, the Second Edition contains valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices. This handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.

"Michael Hugos presents the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise, and easily readable style for those desiring an introduction to the subject or for those wanting to refine their understanding and application of supply chain issues. The case studies and executive insights are very useful in illustrating how to effectively employ supply chains to enable companies to accomplish their business goals."
-Perry J. Gaid, Vice President of Purchasing, OneSource Facility Services, Inc.

"My company is involved in both manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Hugos's book provides a valuable framework of concepts and techniques that people at all levels of the company can use to organize and improve our supply chain management capabilities and tie them to our business strategy."
-Grant Watkinson, Ph.D., President, Coastwide Laboratories, Inc.

Praise for the First Edition

"An excellent introduction into supply chain management . . . a book you should own and loan out to others frequently."
-Supply Management

"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management."
-Supply Chain Management Review

The Wiley Essentials Series-because the business world is always changing...and so should you.


1. Key Concepts of Supply Chain Management.

2. Supply Chain Operations: Planning and Sourcing.

3. Supply Chain Operations: Making and Delivering.

4. Using Information Technology.

5. Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance.

6. Supply Chain Coordination.

7. Defining Supply Chain Opportunities.

8. Creating Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage.

9. The Promise of the Real-Time Supply Chain.


  • Breaks down what a supply chain is and how it works
  • Shows how to utilize technology to boost efficiency an responsiveness
  • New material on how to transform a supply chain for competitive advantage.
  • All new real world case studies "From the Real World," and executive interviews, "Executive Insight," on the latest trends and methodologies.
  • A new chapter on how to gain competitive advantage from the supply chain, and new sections covering the latest trends.