Matching Supply with Demand An Introduction to Operations Management

Matching Supply with Demand  An Introduction to Operations Management
Author: Christian Terwiesch,Gerard Cachon
Release: 2012-02-24
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0073525200
Language: en
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Gerard Cachon and Christian Terwiesch, Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management, 3e is the most authoritative, cutting-edge book for operations management MBAs. The book demands rigorous analysis on the part of students without requiring consistent use of sophisticated mathematical modeling to perform it. When the use of quantitative tools or formal modeling is indicated, it is only to perform the necessary analysis needed to inform and support a practical business solution. The guiding principle in the development of Matching Supply with Demand has been “real operations, real solutions.” “Real operations” means that most of the chapters in this book are written from the perspective of a specific company so that the material in this text will come to life by discussing it in a real-world context. “Real solutions” means that equations and models do not merely provide students with mathematical gymnastics for the sake of an intellectual exercise.

Matching Supply with Demand

Matching Supply with Demand
Author: Gérard Cachon,Christian Terwiesch
Release: 2008
Editor: Irwin/McGraw-Hill
Pages: 485
ISBN: 0071263314
Language: en
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MATCHING SUPPLY WITH DEMAND by Cachon and Terwiesch is the most authoritative, cutting-edge book for operations management MBAs. The book demands rigorous analysis on the part of students without requiring consistent use of sophisticated mathematical modeling to perform it. When the use of quantitative tools or formal modeling is indicated, it is only to perform the necessary analysis needed to inform and support a practical business solution.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management ePub eBook

Logistics and Supply Chain Management ePub eBook
Author: Martin Christopher
Release: 2013-07-25
Editor: Pearson UK
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780273760016
Language: en
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Effective development and management of a supply chain network is an invaluable source of sustainable advantage in today’s turbulent global marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result. This updated 4th edition of the bestselling Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a clear-headed guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains, including: • The link between logistics and customer value. • Logistics and the bottom line measuring costs and performance. • Creating a responsive supply chain. • Managing the global pipeline. • Managing supply chain relationships. • Managing risk in the supply chain. • Matching supply and demand. • Creating a sustainable supply chain. • Product design in the supply chain.

Supply Chain Management for Engineers

Supply Chain Management for Engineers
Author: Samuel H. Huang
Release: 2013-06-11
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781466568945
Language: en
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Originally taught mainly in business schools, supply chain management has become a common elective and graduate course in engineering colleges. The increasing demand for engineers with supply chain knowledge has fed this shift. However, supply chain management textbooks that have a reasonable coverage of quantitative analysis techniques are few and

Toyota China

Toyota China
Author: Chuck Munson
Release: 2013-09-11
Editor: FT Press
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9780133757699
Language: en
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800x600 This case study examines how Toyota China is using demand forecasting, production planning, and customer management techniques to align supply and demand in China's fast-growing automotive market. The authors illuminate the China market's unique channels and challenges, including requirements to project sales for new models with no historical data. They focus on realistic issues and challenges throughout, offering exceptional value to both students and practitioners. Authors: Xiaoying Liang, City University of Hong Kong; Lijun Ma, Shenzhen University; Houmin Yan, City University of Hong Kong.

Loose Leaf for Matching Supply with Demand

Loose Leaf for Matching Supply with Demand
Author: Gerard Cachon,Christian Terwiesch
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1260317064
Language: en
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Cachon Matching Supply with Demand 4e is a clear, concise and more rigorous approach to an introductory Operations management course. Written by Wharton authors who use their guiding principles “real operations, real solutions” to bring the text and concepts to life, writing the majority of chapters from the perspective of specific companies. The “real solutions” refers to providing students with tools and strategies they can implement in practice and apply the authors models in a realistic operational setting. The authors strive for “real simple” by using as little mathematical notation as possible, focusing on many real world examples and consistent terminology and phrasing throughout.

Global Supply Chain and Operations Management

Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
Author: Dmitry Ivanov,Alexander Tsipoulanidis,Jörn Schönberger
Release: 2016-07-20
Editor: Springer
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9783319242170
Language: en
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This textbook presents global supply chain and operations management from a comprehensive perspective, combining value creation networks and interacting processes. It focuses on the operational roles in the networks and presents the quantitative and organizational methods needed to plan and control the material, information and financial flows in the supply chain. Each chapter of the book starts with an introductory case study. Numerous examples from various industries and services help to illustrate the key concepts. The book explains how to design operations and supply networks and how to incorporate suppliers and customers. As matching supply and demand is a core aspect of tactical planning, the book focuses on it before turning to the allocation of resources for fulfilling customer demands. Providing readers with a working knowledge of global supply chain and operations management, this textbook can be used in core, special and advanced classes. Therefore, the book targets a broad range of students and professionals involved with supply chain and operations management. Special focus is directed at bridging theory and practice.

Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy
Author: Ming Hu
Release: 2019-01-11
Editor: Springer
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9783030018634
Language: en
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This edited book examines the challenges and opportunities arising from today’s sharing economy from an operations management perspective. Individual chapter authors present state-of-the-art research that examines the general impact of sharing economy on production and consumption; the intermediary role of a sharing platform; crowdsourcing management; and context-based operational problems. Sharing economy refers to a market model that enables and facilitates the sharing of access to goods and services. For example, Uber allows riders to share a car. Airbnb allows homeowners to share their extra rooms with renters. Groupon crowdsources demands, enabling customers to share the benefit of discounted goods and services, whereas Kickstarter crowdsources funds, enabling backers to fund a project jointly. Unlike the classic supply chain settings in which a firm makes inventory and supply decisions, in sharing economy, supply is crowdsourced and can be modulated by a platform. The matching-supply-with-demand process in a sharing economy requires novel perspectives and tools to address challenges and identify opportunities. The book is comprised of 20 chapters that are divided into four parts. The first part explores the general impact of sharing economy on the production, consumption, and society. The second part explores the intermediary role of a sharing platform that matches crowdsourced supply with demand. The third part investigates the crowdsourcing management on a sharing platform, and the fourth part is dedicated to context-based operational problems of popular sharing economy applications. “While sharing economy is becoming omnipresence, the operations management (OM) research community has begun to explore and examine different business models in the transportation, healthcare, financial, accommodation, and sourcing sectors. This book presents a collection of the state-of-the-art research work conducted by a group of world-leading OM researchers in this area. Not only does this book cover a wide range of business models arising from the sharing economy, but it also showcases different modeling frameworks and research methods that cannot be missed. Ultimately, this book is a tour de force – informative and insightful!” Christopher S. Tang Distinguished Professor and Edward Carter Chair in Business Administration UCLA Anderson School of Management

Demand Forecasting for Managers

Demand Forecasting for Managers
Author: Stephan Kolassa,Enno Siemsen
Release: 2016-08-17
Editor: Business Expert Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781606495032
Language: en
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Most decisions and plans in a firm require a forecast. Not matching supply with demand can make or break any business, and that's why forecasting is so invaluable. Forecasting can appear as a frightening topic with many arcane equations to master. For this reason, the authors start out from the very basics and provide a non-technical overview of common forecasting techniques as well as organizational aspects of creating a robust forecasting process. The book also discusses how to measure forecast accuracy to hold people accountable and guide continuous improvement. This book does not require prior knowledge of higher mathematics, statistics, or operations research. It is designed to serve as a first introduction to the non-expert, such as a manager overseeing a forecasting group, or an MBA student who needs to be familiar with the broad outlines of forecasting without specializing in it.

Regulation of Tissue Oxygenation Second Edition

Regulation of Tissue Oxygenation  Second Edition
Author: Roland N. Pittman
Release: 2016-08-18
Editor: Biota Publishing
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9781615047215
Language: en
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This presentation describes various aspects of the regulation of tissue oxygenation, including the roles of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and blood, the carrier of oxygen within these components of the cardiorespiratory system. The respiratory system takes oxygen from the atmosphere and transports it by diffusion from the air in the alveoli to the blood flowing through the pulmonary capillaries. The cardiovascular system then moves the oxygenated blood from the heart to the microcirculation of the various organs by convection, where oxygen is released from hemoglobin in the red blood cells and moves to the parenchymal cells of each tissue by diffusion. Oxygen that has diffused into cells is then utilized in the mitochondria to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of all cells. The mitochondria are able to produce ATP until the oxygen tension or PO2 on the cell surface falls to a critical level of about 4–5 mm Hg. Thus, in order to meet the energetic needs of cells, it is important to maintain a continuous supply of oxygen to the mitochondria at or above the critical PO2 . In order to accomplish this desired outcome, the cardiorespiratory system, including the blood, must be capable of regulation to ensure survival of all tissues under a wide range of circumstances. The purpose of this presentation is to provide basic information about the operation and regulation of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as the properties of the blood and parenchymal cells, so that a fundamental understanding of the regulation of tissue oxygenation is achieved.

Two Sided Matching

Two Sided Matching
Author: Alvin E. Roth,Marilda A. Oliveira Sotomayor
Release: 1992-06-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0521437881
Language: en
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Two-sided matching provides a model of search processes such as those between firms and workers in labor markets or between buyers and sellers in auctions. This book gives a comprehensive account of recent results concerning the game-theoretic analysis of two-sided matching. The focus of the book is on the stability of outcomes, on the incentives that different rules of organization give to agents, and on the constraints that these incentives impose on the ways such markets can be organized. The results for this wide range of related models and matching situations help clarify which conclusions depend on particular modeling assumptions and market conditions, and which are robust over a wide range of conditions.

Strengthening Post Hurricane Supply Chain Resilience

Strengthening Post Hurricane Supply Chain Resilience
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Special Projects,Committee on Building Adaptable and Resilient Supply Chains After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9780309494588
Language: en
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Resilient supply chains are crucial to maintaining the consistent delivery of goods and services to the American people. The modern economy has made supply chains more interconnected than ever, while also expanding both their range and fragility. In the third quarter of 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria revealed some significant vulnerabilities in the national and regional supply chains of Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The broad impacts and quick succession of these three hurricanes also shed light on the effectiveness of the nation's disaster logistics efforts during response through recovery. Drawing on lessons learned during the 2017 hurricanes, this report explores future strategies to improve supply chain management in disaster situations. This report makes recommendations to strengthen the roles of continuity planning, partnerships between civic leaders with small businesses, and infrastructure investment to ensure that essential supply chains will remain operational in the next major disaster. Focusing on the supply chains food, fuel, water, pharmaceutical, and medical supplies, the recommendations of this report will assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency as well as state and local officials, private sector decision makers, civic leaders, and others who can help ensure that supply chains remain robust and resilient in the face of natural disasters.

Build to order Mass Customization

Build to order   Mass Customization
Author: David M. Anderson
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 526
ISBN: 1878072307
Language: en
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Surviving Supply Chain Integration

Surviving Supply Chain Integration
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee on Supply Chain Integration
Release: 2000-03-23
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0309173418
Language: en
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The managed flow of goods and information from raw material to final sale also known as a "supply chain" affects everything--from the U.S. gross domestic product to where you can buy your jeans. The nature of a company's supply chain has a significant effect on its success or failure--as in the success of Dell Computer's make-to-order system and the failure of General Motor's vertical integration during the 1998 United Auto Workers strike. Supply Chain Integration looks at this crucial component of business at a time when product design, manufacture, and delivery are changing radically and globally. This book explores the benefits of continuously improving the relationship between the firm, its suppliers, and its customers to ensure the highest added value. This book identifies the state-of-the-art developments that contribute to the success of vertical tiers of suppliers and relates these developments to the capabilities that small and medium-sized manufacturers must have to be viable participants in this system. Strategies for attaining these capabilities through manufacturing extension centers and other technical assistance providers at the national, state, and local level are suggested. This book identifies action steps for small and medium-sized manufacturers--the "seed corn" of business start-up and development--to improve supply chain management. The book examines supply chain models from consultant firms, universities, manufacturers, and associations. Topics include the roles of suppliers and other supply chain participants, the rise of outsourcing, the importance of information management, the natural tension between buyer and seller, sources of assistance to small and medium-sized firms, and a host of other issues. Supply Chain Integration will be of interest to industry policymakers, economists, researchers, business leaders, and forward-thinking executives.

Operations Management 1e

Operations Management  1e
Author: Gerard CACHON
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1195
ISBN: 1259148394
Language: en
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Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment

Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment
Author: Mark Salway
Release: 2020-10-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781317152798
Language: en
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Social finance and social investment are not challenging concepts to grasp. They use commercial-style investment tools to create a social as well as a financial return. The application, however, is not always as straightforward. This book begins in the wider field of social finance but focuses primarily on social investment as a tool. The reader is helped to understand this from different angles: introducing social investment, discussing social investment and taking a "deep-dive" into it to bring it to life. This unique book takes the reader on a journey from first principles to detailed practical application. This book examines the policy context and asks why social investment has only recently become so popular, when in reality this is a very old concept. This is linked to the agenda of making charities more "business-like", set against the changing face of investment, as charities can no longer rely on donations and grants as guaranteed income. The work they do is more important than ever and social investment, used with care, offers a new opportunity that is further explored in this text. Mark Salway, Paul Palmer, Peter Grant and Jim Clifford will help readers understand how a small amount of borrowing, or a different business model focused away from grants and donations, could be transformational for the non-profit sector.

Concentrating Solar Power Technology

Concentrating Solar Power Technology
Author: K Lovegrove,W Stein
Release: 2012-10-19
Editor: Elsevier
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780857096173
Language: en
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Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage. Concentrating solar power technology provides a comprehensive review of this exciting technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems. Site selection and feasibility analysis are discussed, alongside socio-economic and environmental assessments. Part two focuses on technologies including linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems. Thermal energy storage, hybridization with fossil fuel power plants and the long-term market potential of CSP technology are explored. Part three goes on to discuss optimisation, improvements and applications. Topics discussed include absorber materials for solar thermal receivers, design optimisation through integrated techno-economic modelling, heliostat size optimisation, heat flux and temperature measurement technologies, concentrating solar heating and cooling for industrial processes, and solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Concentrating solar power technology is an essential guide for all those involved or interested in the design, production, development, optimisation and application of CSP technology, including renewable energy engineers and consultants, environmental governmental departments, solar thermal equipment manufacturers, researchers and academics. Provides a comprehensive review of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications Reviews fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis and socio-economic and environmental assessments Provides an overview of technologies such as linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems

The Goal

The Goal
Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox
Release: 2016-08-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781351982115
Language: en
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Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. Described by Fortune as a 'guru to industry' and by Businessweek as a 'genius', Eliyahu M. Goldratt was an internationally recognized leader in the development of new business management concepts and systems. This 20th anniversary edition includes a series of detailed case study interviews by David Whitford, Editor at Large, Fortune Small Business, which explore how organizations around the world have been transformed by Eli Goldratt's ideas. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eli Goldratt. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors!

Game Theory with Applications in Operations Management

Game Theory with Applications in Operations Management
Author: R.K. Amit,Peeyush Mehta
Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Springer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 8132239458
Language: en
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This book combines game theory with critical applications in operations and supply chain management. The recognition and adoption of game-theoretic modelling for operations and supply chain management problems in multi-agent settings have been a hallmark of research in operations and supply chain literature during the last few years. Despite research in operations and supply chain management having embraced both non-cooperative and cooperative game-theoretic solution concepts, there is still an abundance of underutilized concepts and tools in game theory that could strongly influence the operations management problems. The objective of this book is to provide a broad picture of solution concepts that are highly applicable to operations and supply chain settings, and to explicate these concepts with some of the relevant problems in operations management in multi-agent settings, often with conflicting objectives. The book discusses different strategic situations like games in normal form, games in extensive form, games of incomplete information, repeated games, mechanism design, and cooperative games, to solve operations problems of supply chain coordination, capacity planning, revenue and pricing management, and other complex problems of matching supply with demand. With the increasing digitization of supply chain and manufacturing, the narrative of the problems in these areas is focusing on additive and cooperative manufacturing, blockchain and smart contracts, online platforms, and shared economy. The book profits from the fact that these new issues are predominantly multi-agent settings, and lend into game-theoretical solution concepts. The intended audience of the book are research community and graduate students of operations & supply chain management, economics, mathematics, computer science, and manufacturing & industrial engineering. The book is also relevant for practitioners who use multi-agent architecture in business problems.

Teams That Work

Teams That Work
Author: Scott Tannenbaum,Eduardo Salas
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780190056971
Language: en
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Why do some teams thrive, while others struggle? In the modern workplace, employees collaborate. Managers are expected to be effective team leaders and employees are expected to be valued teammates. But many teams struggle. Being part of a struggling team can be unpleasant, but it can also hurt your career and waste company resources. In Teams That Work, Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas present the seven drivers of team effectiveness and the clearest recommendations on what really makes teams great. Applying the lessons they've learned from working with high-stakes, high-risk team situations to any kind of organization, they will dispel some of the most enduring myths (e.g., can you be both a star and a great team player?), feature the most useful psychological research, and share real-world illustrations of effective teams in action. Readers will find actionable, evidence-based tips for being an effective team leader, a great team member, a supportive senior leader, or an impactful consultant.