Supply Chain Management Blog

The Certified Supplier Quality Professional Handbook

Overview

The importance of a safe, reliable, cost-effective, high-quality, integral, and nimble supply chain cannot be overstated. Equally critical are the supply chain processes (e.g., strategic, procurement, quality assurance, technical, regulatory) that ensure these requirements are met. By extension, then, the supply chain professional is of paramount importance as a creator, driver,

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The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook

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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the ASQ's certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful Green Belt projects. It is a reference handbook on running projects for those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and

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The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam

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Whether you're a purchasing or supply management professional seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience, or a relative newcomer to the field looking to strengthen your resume, the C.P.M. certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides you with the means to do so.

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Gemba Kaizen: A Common sense, Low-Cost Approach to Management

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When it comes to making your business more profitable and successful, don't look to re-engineering for answers. A better way is to apply the concept of kaizen, which mean making simple, common-sense improvements and refinements to critical business processes. The result: greater productivity, quality, and profits achieved with minimal cost, time, and effort invested.

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Distribution: Planning and Control

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This text/reference provides guidelines for implementing formal distribution, planning and control systems It presents distribution management as a vital part of a firm's overall strategic planning, while focusing on practical applications of the strategies discussed Coverage is also given to the impact and importance of distribution on the global market place

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Critical Chain

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Critical Chain, a gripping past-packed business novel, does for Project Management what Eli Goldratt's other novels have done for Production and Marketing. Dr. Goldratt's books have transformed the thinking and actions of management throughout the world. If you have read The Goal and Goal II you will want to read Critical Chain because you understand how Eli Goldratt's

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Bar Codes: Technology and Implementation

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Bar codes as an Automated Data Collection tool facilitate collection of product related information throughout the supply chain as the product travels from its point of manufacture to its point of sale. In the time to come, bar codes would become mandatory for businesses, and there would be an urgent need to adopt this technology.

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Six Sigma for Small & Mid-Sized Organizations

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About 80% of the industrialized world has not taken advantage of Six Sigma techniques to improve productivity and profit These small and mid-sized corporations can benefit from Six Sigma methods but are struggling with how to deploy them on the scale suitable for their organizations This book explains the leadership, strategy, execution, integration, alignment,

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The Executive Guide to Improvement and Change

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There are many techniques and a variety of tools available to improve or change an organization, but how do executives and senior management decide which are right for their organizations? The Executive Guide to Improvement and Change is designed to help managers and executives understand the many different approaches to organizational change and

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Introduction to Statistical Quality Control

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This book is about the use of modern statistical methods for quality control and improvement. It provides comprehensive coverage of the subject from basic principles to state–of–art concepts and applications. The objective is to give the reader a sound understanding of the principles and the basis for applying them in a variety of both product and nonproduct situations.

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