Handfield, Robert, B.; Nichols, Ernest, L.
This is a core textbook for courses in Supply Chain Management, or a supplementary text for courses in Purchasing, Materials Management, and Logistics- all in the college of business. Supply Chain Management is the culmination of discussions with procurement, logistics, and operations managers in a number of different industries. This text provides an introduction to the core tasks and challenges required to effectively manage a supply chain. This book is intended to provide students and managers with a topical discussion of what supply chains are, why they are important, and the types of challenges implicit in managing supply chains.