IL Summer Reading Guide

IL Summer Reading Guide

Throw these books into your beach bag and catch up on the latest supply chain trends and strategies.

Becoming a Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Solution Architect

By Brent Dawson

This guide shows readers how to implement and optimize robust business applications to meet their organizations’ evolving needs. The author explores multiple challenges that can lead to project failure or cost/time overruns and provides examples of customized solutions that maneuver past those issues to deliver successful outcomes. The book also outlines various methodologies to integrate different software applications as well as plan seamless and successful data migration.

Supply Chain Resilience: Reconceptualizing Risk Management in a Post-Pandemic World

Edited by Omera Khan, Michael Huth, George A. Zsidisin, and Michael Henke

This book advances the understanding of supply chain risk management by providing insights from research and practice into how organizations were able to sustain global supply chain resilience during the pandemic. Chapters highlight the lessons learned, stress the importance for new resilience models, suggest improved supply chain risk methodologies, and bridge the gap between research and practice. The authors offer strategic approaches, new methods, and practical tools to ensure global supply chain resilience.

Strategies for Supply Chain Risk Management

By Yi Li, Ju’e Guo, and Kin Keung Lai

Supply chains have expanded extensively because many organizations try to take advantage of outsourcing raw materials and critical components. Though outsourcing can reap significant benefits, it also may increase supply chain risks. Examining the negative consequences that arise from supply chain risks, this book systematically explores how organizations respond to these risks in different situations. In particular, it focuses on sourcing strategies of organizations under supply chain risks and the different mitigation tools they use, such as supplier development and multi-sourcing. Companies can use the analysis and insights from this book to help alleviate the impact of supply chain risks in the sourcing process.

Supply Chain Risk and Disruption Management: Latest Tools, Techniques and Management Approaches

Edited by Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Renu Agarwal, Ruhul Amin Sarker, and Towfique Rahman

This book explores the latest developments across emerging topics in supply chain risk and disruption management. These include disruption management tools, techniques, and approaches; a review on uncertainty modeling for decentralized supply chain systems; supply chain resilience strategies for times of unprecedented uncertainty, and the role blockchain plays in developing supply chain resilience against disruptions.

The Art and Science of Demand and Supply Chain Planning in Today’s Complex Global Economy

By Paul Myerson

Making demand and supply chain planning work effectively requires a delicate mix of art and science. What was once a disjointed, manual, and often inaccurate set of processes is now integrated, timely, and enabled by highly trained people using leading-edge technology. This book provides real-world examples that illustrate how transforming demand and supply chain planning applies to today’s global supply chains.

Digital Supply Chain, Disruptive Environments, and the Impact on Retailers

by Ehap Sabri

One of a supply chain manager’s primary goals is to stabilize their company’s supply chain to ensure a consistent flow of components and materials. Even before the pandemic, supply chain complexity had been an increasingly hot topic. Now, new tariff restrictions, port congestion, regional conflicts, and geopolitical events make securing access to materials and forecasting demand more difficult. This book provides a framework to ensure successful supply chain business transformation processes and programs.

Logistics & Supply Chain Management – 6th Edition

By Martin Christopher

Supply chains and the logistics activities that drive them are critical to business success. Keeping a supply chain running smoothly requires learning and applying the most up-to-date tools that manage the people and processes enabling businesses to gain a competitive advantage. This book provides a guide to the tools and tactics that drive effective development and management of supply chain networks that help businesses cut costs and enhance customer value. The newly updated sixth edition includes previously unpublished examples and case studies along with two new chapters covering digital supply chains and sourcing and supply management.

International Freight Movement

By Oscar Kamara

The author provides a guide to the process of moving items or goods purchased overseas and transporting them through the different stages of the international freight supply chain—up to final delivery. With insight into all stages involved in international freight transport, from collection to delivery, the book examines international movement via road, air, pipeline, sea and rail transport modes and the costs involved.

Agile Sourcing

By Yasser Ismail

Procurement and sourcing professionals can improve their efficiency and effectiveness by embracing Agile methods, according to the author. This book provides a comprehensive overview of how to apply Agile principles to procurement and sourcing processes, including how to manage requirements, prioritize tasks, and deliver results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The book also covers strategies to help build and maintain effective teams, and to implement Agile practices in a way that promotes collaboration and flexibility.

Blockchain, IoT, and AI Technologies for Supply Chain Management

Edited by Priyanka Chawla, Adarsh Kumar, Anand Nayyar, and Mohd Naved

Supply chain management requires organizations to reevaluate their supply chain operations. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and blockchain are poised to help create effective development and management of supply chain networks that will cut costs and enhance customer value. This book also examines the impact of the pandemic on supply chain systems involving different stakeholders such as producers, dealers, and manufacturers, and provides a foundation for future research opportunities to expand business.

Operations and Supply Chain Management – 11th Edition

By Roberta S. Russell and Bernard W. Taylor

This updated edition provides a foundational understanding of operations management processes by presenting quantitative topics and mathematical applications. Readers learn how to analyze processes, ensure quality, manage the flow of information and products, and create value along the supply chain in a global environment.

Transportation Systems Technology and Integrated Management

Edited by Ram Krishna Upadhyay, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Vikram Kumar, and Hardikk Valera

The book highlights the transportation ecosystems and the underlying technologies that manage them to move toward futuristic freight and passenger movement. Topics include how climate change impacts transportation infrastructure, how to enhance multimodal transportation, how railways use solar energy, and how to manage public transportation with technology. The book also includes a discussion of newly developed technologies for intelligent transport systems.

Breakthrough Supply Chains

By Christopher Gopal, Gene Tyndall, Wolfgang Partsch, and Eleftherios Iakovou

Major global events have brought to the forefront the impact of supply chains on everything from the success of companies and the health of individuals to global prosperity. As global business and geopolitical conditions change radically, it is imperative that supply chain strategies and operations transform to thrive in a volatile environment. This book provides a comprehensive view of end-to-end supply chains and dispels the common myths about them. It provides “breakthrough thinking” principles that address critical topics for enterprise and public policy. If you want to reinvent the supply chain with far-reaching effects, this is your go-to guide.

Legacy of an Entrepreneur

By Robert E. Ness with Lauren Ungeldi

If you operate a business and are challenged by the difficulty of passing it to the next generation, this book is for you. Entrepreneur Robert E. Ness tells his story of starting ODW Logistics with a dream and little pocket money, growing it, and passing it on to the next generation. His transparency, humor, practicality, and wisdom gained through both successes and struggles will inspire you to step forward and put your dreams into action. How do you deal with setbacks and heartbreaks? How do you respond when the risk nearly does you in? Ness’s principles, lessons, and hard-learned wisdom will help you make moves, take risks, and ultimately leave behind a legacy to those who come after you.

Profit from the Source: Transforming Your Business by Putting Suppliers at the Core

By Christian Schuh, Wolfgang SchnellbÄcher, Alenka Triplat, and Daniel Weise

Procurement deserves some love. While many think procurement is just about keeping costs down, the authors of this book contend that procurement can be the secret weapon that helps businesses thrive in challenging times. Using in-depth case studies from industries including high-tech, automotive, and consumer goods, this book paints a picture of procurement that illustrates how it can help businesses generate value from five sources of competitive advantage—innovation, quality, sustainability, speed, and risk reduction.