A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain


Author: David Pheasey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131535148X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
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In many businesses, supply chain people are trapped in reactive roles where they source, contract, purchase, receive, warehouse, and ship as a service. However, in some businesses suppliers contribute to improvement programs, technology, funding, marketing, logistics, and engineering expertise. Breaking into a proactive supply chain role takes broad thinking, a talent for persuasion, and the courage to go after it. This book supplies proven methods to help you do so. A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain describes how to run an efficient supply chain that exceeds expectations in terms of cost, quality, and supplier delivery. It explains the need to integrate systems, the flow of information, and the way in which people work together between commercial purchasing, materials management, and distribution parts of the supply chain. Sharing powerful insights from the perspective of a supply chain manager, the book details practical techniques drawn from the author’s decades of experience. It presents methods that apply directly to supply chains involving a physical product, manufactured internally or outsourced, as well as physical operations such as oilfield services. This book demonstrates how to make a supply chain organization work in practice—contributing more to business success than traditional purchasing and logistics organizations can. In addition to writing about practical supply chain issues and approaches, the author also describes proven methods he used while working with client teams on assignments. He also details some of the ways his teams used to manage the people part of the change.

Looking at Logistics

A Practical Introduction to Logistics, Customer Service, and Supply Chain Management
Author: P. M. Price,N. J. Harrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934231050
Category: Business logistics
Page: 218
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Looking at Logistics is a fresh and exciting first look at logistics and supply chain management that can easily be used as a textbook in the college, community college, and high school setting. It is written in an engaging, fun, and accessible style and every chapter includes revealing case studies. The chapters of Looking at Logistics include: Introducing the Supply Chain; Logistics & Its Role in Supply Chain Management; The Physical Side of Materials Management; Inbound Logistics: Purchasing; Outbound Logistics: Physical Distribution Management; Outbound Logistics: Transportation; Information Technology Systems; Finance in Logistics and Supply Management; Logistics and the Supply Chain in the Global Environment; Customer Service in the World of Logistics; The Human Side of Customer Service; and Logistics in the 21st Century. A Looking at Logistics Teaching Pack is also available from the publisher that includes PowerPoint and Keynote slides, activities and games, homework assignments, test questions for each chapter, and suggestions for adapting the materials for online instruction. With the Looking at Logistics Teaching Pack, an entire semester of content is at your fingertips!

Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Edition


Author: David Frederick Ross
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439837535
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 424
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It is almost impossible to conceive of the concept and practical application of supply chain management (SCM) without linking it to the enabling power of today’s information technologies. Building upon the foundations of the first edition, Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Edition details the software toolsets and suites driving integration in the areas of customer management, manufacturing, procurement, warehousing, and logistics. By investigating the breakthroughs brought about by the emergence of new Internet-based technologies in information, channel, customer, production, sourcing, and logistics management, the author provides new insights into the continuously emerging field of SCM. New in the Second Edition: New model of SCM Extended discussion of the concepts of lean, adaptive, and demand-driven supply chain technologies Customer experience management and social networking Fundamentals of computing and their enabling power Basics of today's ERP/supply chain business solutions Integrative software tools that allow for new levels of collaboration, flexibility, and performance The new edition expands on emerging technologies that have provided all forms of enterprises with the capability to continuously automate cost, redundancy, and variation out of the process; enhance information creation and visibility; and expand the peer-to-peer connectivity that allows people to network their tasks, ideas, and aspirations to produce a form of collective open-ended knowing, collaborating, and experiencing. The information presented builds an understanding of how today’s technology-driven SCM provides new avenues to execute superlative, customer-winning value through the digital, real-time synchronization of productive competencies, products, services, and logistics delivery capabilities with the priorities of an increasingly global business environment.

RFID in Logistics

A Practical Introduction
Author: Erick C. Jones,Christopher A. Chung
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420009361
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging is now mandated by the department of defense and many of the world’s largest retailers including Wal-Mart. In order to stay competitive, more than 200,000 manufacturers and suppliers must develop strategies for integrating RFID technologies into their supply chains. RFID in Logistics: A Practical Introduction provides businesses and other relevant concerns with an authoritative step-by-step guide to the implementation and diverse applications of this revolutionary communications technology. Survey RFID applications in entertainment, credit devices, wireless communications, healthcare, and libraries Learn about both active and passive system components testing models Examine best practices for integrating RFID technology into the supply chain Combining techniques from computer, electrical, and industrial engineering, RFID in Logistics: A Practical Introduction supplies the basic instruction needed to develop and implement RFID technology.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management - a Logistics Approach


Author: Hannie Badenhorst-Weiss,J. Strydom,T. B. Phume,Gavin Cook,Jean Howell,Steyn Heckroodt
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
ISBN: 9780199053551
Category: Business logistics
Page: 384
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Supply Chain Management provides a practical framework for students and demonstrates how firms manage the enterprise-wide functions of supply in today's business environment. The textbook covers discussions around current supply chain issues from South African and southern African contexts.

Supply Chain Management

An Introduction to Logistics
Author: Donald Waters
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780230200524
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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A broad general introduction to all essential aspects of logistics and supply chain management, set within the wider business context. The book uses well-developed pedagogy and numerous case studies, guiding the reader through the subject by retaining a strong focus on the application of theory and practical situations.

Business, A Practical Introduction


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 149709609X
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Business, A Practical Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as Economics How Business Builds and Distributes Wealth, Globalization Rising to the Challenge of World Competition, Forms of Ownership Business Enterprises Great and Small, and The Entrepreneurial Spirit Pursuing the Dream of Success in Small Busi ... plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Logistics

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Author: Donald Waters
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333963692
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 364
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Logistics is an essential introduction for any business student studying logistics or supply chain management. It takes a broad view of logistics, exploring all the main concepts within a wide business context, with a strong focus on application and practical situations. This clear and well-written text gives a very up-to-date perspective on this fast moving field. It explores the management of logistics and its strategic role within an organization, while examining new developments in the field and providing an international dimension to the subject.

Supply Chain and Logistics Management Made Easy

Methods and Applications for Planning, Operations, Integration, Control and Improvement, and Network Design
Author: Paul A. Myerson
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133994252
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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THE PRACTICAL, EASY INTRODUCTION TO MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN/LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT FOR EVERY PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT! COVERS CORE CONCEPTS, PLANNING, OPERATIONS, INTEGRATION, COLLABORATION, NETWORK DESIGN, AND MORE SHOWS HOW TO MEASURE, CONTROL, AND IMPROVE ANY SUPPLY CHAIN INCLUDES PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR JUMPSTARTING YOUR OWN SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER This easy guide introduces the modern field of supply chain and logistics management, explains why it is central to business success, shows how its pieces fit together, and presents best practices you can use wherever you work. Myerson explains key concepts, tools, and applications in clear, simple language, with intuitive examples that make sense to any student or professional. He covers the entire field: from planning through operations, integration and collaboration through measurement, control, and improvement. You’ll find practical insights on hot-button issues ranging from sustainability to the lean-agile supply chain. Myerson concludes by helping you anticipate key emerging trends—so you can advance more quickly in your own career. Trillions of dollars are spent every year on supply chains and logistics. Supply chain management is one of the fastest growing areas of business, and salaries are rising alongside demand. Now, there’s an easy, practical introduction to the entire field: a source of reliable knowledge and best practices for students and professionals alike. Paul A. Myerson teaches you all you’ll need to start or move forward in your own supply chain career. Writing in plain English, he covers all the planning and management tasks needed to transform resources into finished products and services, and deliver them efficiently to customers. Using practical examples, Myerson reviews the integration, collaboration, and technology issues that are essential to success in today’s complex supply chains. You’ll learn how to measure your supply chain’s performance, make it more agile and sustainable, and focus it on what matters most: adding customer value. MASTER NUTS-AND-BOLTS OPERATIONAL BEST PRACTICES Improve procurement, transportation, warehousing, ordering, reverse logistics, and more BUILD A BETTER GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN Manage new risks as you improve sustainability STRENGTHEN KEY LINKAGES WITH YOUR PARTNERS AND CUSTOMERS Get supply chains right by getting collaboration right PREVIEW THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS—AND YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER Discover “where the puck is headed”—so you can get there first

Introduction to Computational Optimization Models for Production Planning in a Supply Chain


Author: Stefan Voß,David L. Woodruff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540298797
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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provide models that could be used by do-it-yourselfers and also can be used toprovideunderstandingofthebackgroundissuessothatonecandoabetter job of working with the (proprietary) algorithms of the software vendors. In this book we strive to provide models that capture many of the - tails faced by ?rms operating in a modern supply chain, but we stop short of proposing models for economic analysis of the entire multi-player chain. In other words, we produce models that are useful for planning within a supply chain rather than models for planning the supply chain. The usefulness of the models is enhanced greatly by the fact that they have been implemented - ing computer modeling languages. Implementations are shown in Chapter 7, which allows solutions to be found using a computer. A reasonable question is: why write the book now? It is a combination of opportunities that have recently become available. The availability of mod- inglanguagesandcomputersthatprovidestheopportunitytomakepractical use of the models that we develop. Meanwhile, software companies are p- viding software for optimized production planning in a supply chain. The opportunity to make use of such software gives rise to a need to understand some of the issues in computational models for optimized planning. This is best done by considering simple models and examples.

Supply Chain Management


Author: John T. Mentzer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761921110
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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This work presents a comprehensive model of supply chain management. Experienced executives from 20 companies clearly define supply chain management, identifying those factors that contribute to its effective implementation. They provide practical guidelines on how companies can manage supply chains, addressing the role of all the traditional business functions in supply chain management and suggest how the adoption of a supply chain management approach can affect business strategy and corporate performance.

Introduction to Management of Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chain Processes


Author: Donald F. Blumberg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203502930
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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Increasing legislative and environmental pressure requires businesses to become more responsive to products that either have been returned or that are at the end of their useful lives. Life cycles are getting shorter, and efficient handling can save large amounts of money since many materials can be extracted and reused or redistributed. Reverse logistics (RL) and closed loop supply chains (CLSC) have garnered growing interest as a way to manage this reverse flow of product in a cost effective way. Introduction to Management of Reverse Logistics (RL) and Closed Loop Supply Chain(CLSC) Processes provides an overall treatment of CLSC and RL, a qualitative and quantitative presentation of the size and dimensions of the overall market and industry, and a look at future trends. The author discusses key issues and trends in management and operation, strategic, tactical, and operational issues for implementation, and a pragmatic evaluation of the realities of running a CLSC or an RL business. Since most supply chains are not designed to handle reverse materials flows effectively, this is a crucial resource for managers who wish to ensure a smooth flow of materials while extracting the maximum value from returned and end-of-life goods.

Introduction to Distribution Logistics


Author: Paolo Brandimarte,Giulio Zotteri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470170045
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 608
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unique introduction to distribution logistics that focuses on both quantitative modeling and practical business issues Introduction to Distribution Logistics presents a complete and balanced treatment of distribution logistics by covering both applications and the required theoretical background, therefore extending its reach to practitioners and students in a range of disciplines such as management, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. The authors emphasize the variety and complexity of issues and sub-problems surrounding distribution logistics as well as the limitations and scope of applicability of the proposed quantitative tools. Throughout the book, readers are provided with the quantitative approaches needed to handle real-life management problems, and areas of study include: Supply chain management Network design and transportation Demand forecasting Inventory control in single- and multi-echelon systems Incentives in the supply chain Vehicle routing Complete with extensive appendices on probability and statistics as well as mathematical programming, Introduction to Distribution Logistics is a valuable text for distribution logistics courses at both the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels in a variety of disciplines, and prior knowledge of production planning is not assumed. The book also serves as a useful reference for practitioners in the fields of applied mathematics and statistics, manufacturing engineering, business management, and operations research. The book's related Web site includes additional sections and numerical illustrations.

Supply Chain Performance Measurement & E-Business Supply Chain Management: Including a Practical Excursus on the Intel Case


Author: Swen Beyer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640658426
Category: Business logistics
Page: 68
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Research paper from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, grade: 1,2, European School of Business Reutlingen (Business Adminstration), language: English, abstract: The environmental surroundings of most companies have changed radically in recent years. Especially the competitive pressure has risen substantially over the past decades, fuelled by an increased globalization of markets and supply chains. In order to continuously satisfy consumer needs in a timely manner, organizations have to focus on performance and efficiency improvement measures. In terms of supply chain management, performance includes the three dimensions efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility which have to be dealt with on an equal basis. One mean to improve supply chain performance is the linkage between various IT applications involved in the whole supply chain. These efforts and trends are treated under the term electronic supply chain management (E-SCM). There are three major critical success factors for the successful operation of an electronic supply chain. These can be clustered into decision motivation (e.g. a shared vision and a strong motivation), implementation process (e.g. the tight integration of inter-organizational information systems and the re-engineering of inter-organizational business processes) and infrastructure conditions (e.g. agreement upon a shared industry standard). There are numerous benefits of an E-SCM implementation such as increased communication speed and decreased cost in terms of communication, inventory and customer service. Furthermore, E-SCM allows mitigating the bullwhip effect by improv-ing the availability of information throughout the entire supply chain. In addition E-SCM allows organizations to implement an entirely pull-based approach. One downside of E-SCM is the need to make a company's entire business processes transparent, also towards supply chain partners who might be engaged with competitors. A furt

Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems II Volume 2

IFIP TC 8 WG 8.9 International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2007), October 14-16, 2007, Beijing, China
Author: Li Xu,A. Min Tjoa,Sohail S. Chaudhry
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387763112
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 796
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Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems II, Volume 2 presents work from the IFIP TC 8 WG 8.9 International Conference on the Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2007). Enterprise information systems (EIS) have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years. EIS integrate and support business processes across functional boundaries in a supply chain environment. In recent years, more and more enterprises world-wide have adopted EIS such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for running their businesses. Previously, information systems such as CAD, CAM, MRPII and CRM were widely used for partial functional integration within a business organization. With global operation, global supply chain, and fierce competition in place, there is a need for suitable EIS such as ERP, E-Business or E-Commerce systems to integrate extended enterprises in a supply chain environment with the objective of achieving efficiency, competency, and competitiveness. As an example, the global economy has forced business enterprises such as Dell and Microsoft to adopt ERP in order to take the advantage of strategic alliances within a global supply chain environment. Today, not only the large companies, but also the medium companies are quickly learning that a highly integrated EIS is more and more a required element of doing business. Businesses all over the world are investing billions of dollars in acquiring and implementing EIS in particular ERP systems by SAP and Oracle. As a result, there is a growing demand for researching EIS to provide insights into challenges, issues, and solutions related to the design, implementation and management of EIS.

Practical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management


Author: Gerhard Greeff,Ranjan Ghoshal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080473857
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 461
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New technologies are revolutionising the way manufacturing and supply chain management are implemented. These changes are delivering manufacturing firms the competitive advantage of a highly flexible and responsive supply chain and manufacturing system to ensure that they meet the high expectations of their customers, who, in today's economy, demand absolutely the best service, price, delivery time and product quality. To make e-manufacturing and supply chain technologies effective, integration is needed between various, often disparate systems. To understand why this is such an issue, one needs to understand what the different systems or system components do, their objectives, their specific focus areas and how they interact with other systems. It is also required to understand how these systems evolved to their current state, as the concepts used during the early development of systems and technology tend to remain in place throughout the life-cycle of the systems/technology. This book explores various standards, concepts and techniques used over the years to model systems and hierarchies in order to understand where they fit into the organization and supply chain. It looks at the specific system components and the ways in which they can be designed and graphically depicted for easy understanding by both information technology (IT) and non-IT personnel. Without a good implementation philosophy, very few systems add any real benefit to an organization, and for this reason the ways in which systems are implemented and installation projects managed are also explored and recommendations are made as to possible methods that have proven successful in the past. The human factor and how that impacts on system success are also addressed, as is the motivation for system investment and subsequent benefit measurement processes. Finally, the vendor/user supply/demand within the e-manufacturing domain is explored and a method is put forward that enables the reduction of vendor bias during the vendor selection process. The objective of this book is to provide the reader with a good understanding regarding the four critical factors (business/physical processes, systems supporting the processes, company personnel and company/personal performance measures) that influence the success of any e-manufacturing implementation, and the synchronization required between these factors. · Discover how to implement the flexible and responsive supply chain and manufacturing execution systems required for competitive and customer-focused manufacturing · Build a working knowledge of the latest plant automation, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and supply chain management (SCM) design techniques · Gain a fuller understanding of the four critical factors (business and physical processes, systems supporting the processes, company personnel, performance measurement) that influence the success of any e-manufacturing implementation, and how to evaluate and optimize all four factors

The Professionals' Guide to Publishing

A Practical Introduction to Working in the Publishing Industry
Author: Gill Davies,Richard Balkwill
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749462582
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The Professionals' Guide to Publishing is a practical introduction to working in the publishing industry. The authors provide a clear overview of its many functions, including editorial, production, sales and marketing; ensuring that the reader has a firm understanding of their responsibilities and how these departments work cross-functionally. Providing a thorough grounding in how publishing works including information on permissions and the current legal framework; they also examine current and enduring trends in publishing including; networking, supply chains and e-publishing.

Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management Plus Myomlab with Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package


Author: Jay Heizer,Barry Render,Chuck Munson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780134422404
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 888
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NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in Operations Management. This package includes MyOMLab(tm). A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of issues on the market. Problems found in the Twelfth Edition contain ample support--found in the book's solved-problems and worked examples--to help readers better understand concepts important to today's operations management professionals. For a briefer version without the business analytic modules at the end of the text, see Heizer/Render/Munson's Principles of Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management Plus MyOMLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 10/e (0134422414 / 9780134422411). Personalize Learning with MyOMLab MyOMLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. 0134422406 / 9780134422404 Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management Plus MyOMLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134130421 / 9780134130422 Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management 0134165322 / 9780134165325 MyOMLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

Operations Management

Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Author: Jay Heizer,Barry Render,Chuck Munson
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134163451
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 888
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For courses in Operations Management. A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of issues on the market. Problems found in the Twelfth Edition contain ample support–found in the book’s solved-problems and worked examples–to help readers better understand concepts important to today’s operations management professionals. For a briefer version without the business analytic modules at the end of the text, see Heizer/Render/Munson’s Principles of Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, 10e (0134181980 / 9780134181981). Also Available with MyOMLab This title is also available with MyOMLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyOMLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyOMLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyOMLab, search for: 0134422406 / 9780134422404 Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management Plus MyOMLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134130421 / 9780134130422 Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management 0134165322 / 9780134165325 MyOMLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management