Fully revised and expanded, the Second Edition contains valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices. This handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management. "Michael Hugos presents the core concepts and techniques of supply chain management in a clear, concise, and easily readable style for those desiring an introduction to the subject or for those wanting to refine their understanding and application of supply chain issues. The case studies and executive insights are very useful in illustrating how to effectively employ supply chains to enable companies to accomplish their business goals." -Perry J. Gaid, Vice President of Purchasing, OneSource Facility Services, Inc. "My company is involved in both manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Hugos's book provides a valuable framework of concepts and techniques that people at all levels of the company can use to organize and improve our supply chain management capabilities and tie them to our business strategy." -Grant Watkinson, Ph.D., President, Coastwide Laboratories, Inc. Praise for the First Edition "An excellent introduction into supply chain management . . . a book you should own and loan out to others frequently." -Supply Management "In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management." -Supply Chain Management Review The Wiley Essentials Series-because the business world is always changing...and so should you.Hugos, Michael is the author of 'Essentials of Supply Chain Management', published 2006 under ISBN 9780471776345 and ISBN 0471776343.