Dec 21

New book: Inventory and Production Management in Supply Chains, Fourth Edition

Edward A. Silver, David F. Pyke, Douglas J. Thomas

Dec 21

New book: Warehousing 4.0

Edited by C. Glock and E. Grosse

 

International competition and a high cost pressure force companies more and more to reorganize their internal logistics processes. Warehousing, which has a major impact on lead times and service levels, may be seen as one of the key drivers of supply chain efficiency. Despite several innovative concepts and technical solutions that were proposed by academia and practice in recent years, the full potential warehouse logistics offers has not been realized so far.

The book at hand presents an overview of several innovative management concepts and technical solutions for warehouse logistics of the future – Warehousing 4.0. Topics covered in the book include the “Industry 4.0” concept and its impact on automation in warehousing, technical assistance systems for improving workplace ergonomics, pick-by-light and pick-by-vision systems, order picking robots, and drones in the warehouse. Despite these technical solutions, the book also presents some best practice examples from industry that help practitioners and researchers to fully capture the potential Warehousing 4.0 offers.cover_warehousing_christoph-glock

Additional information on the book can soon be found here: www.warehousing40.com (German)

Oct 10

New Book: Sustainable Supply Chains – Research Based Textbook on Operations and Strategy

Editors: Bouchery, Y., Corbett, C.J., Fransoo, J.C., Tan, T. (Eds.)
  • First edited text designed specifically for graduate courses in Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Editors are leaders in the field
  • Online support, including new cases as needed

 

 

This book is primarily intended to serve as a research-based textbook on sustainable supply chains for graduate programs in Business, Management, Industrial Engineering, and Industrial Ecology, but it should also be of interest for researchers in the broader sustainable supply chain space, whether from the operations management and industrial engineering side or more from the industrial ecology and life-cycle assessment side.

 

As firms become progressively more tightly coupled in global supply chains, rather than being large vertically integrated monoliths, risks and opportunities associated with activities upstream or downstream will increasingly impinge upon their own wellbeing. For a firm to thrive, it is increasingly imperative that it be aware of economic, environmental and social dimensions of the entire supply chain it belongs to, and that it proactively monitor and manage those. Finding efficient solutions towards a more sustainable supply chain is increasingly important for managers, but clearly this raise difficult questions, often without clear answers. This book aims to provide insights into these kinds of questions for students and practitioners, based on the latest academic research. We have noticed a recent surge in the number of courses on “sustainable supply chain management” or related topics, but a relative lack of corresponding teaching materials. While sustainability has been widely studied at the level of company strategy and extensive related pedagogical materials exist, there is still a relative lack of materials on sustainability with a supply chain management perspective.

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