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Fierce global competition in manufacturing has made proficient facilities planning a mandatory issue in industrial engineering and technology. From plant layout and materials handling to quality function deployment and design considerations, Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning, and Design, Third Edition covers a wide range of topics crucial to the efficiency of a well-planned facility. Proper Planning Thoroughly updated... more...

This is a step-by-step guide on how to buy any business for yourself, or with your co-workers. Any size of business can be acquired by following the step-by-step guide outlined in the book, by the principals of STERLING COOPER, INC., a consulting firm ( www.sterlingcooper.info ) who have participated in thousands of acquisitions, valuations, appraisals and financings. The book concentrates on the principle of structuring a LEVERAGED BUYOUT (LBO) for... more...

There is nothing more expensive than ignorance -- let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs! The Educated Franchisee will show you: -How to find a franchise that is right for you -How owning a franchise can create wealth -Where to find quality franchisors -What qualities franchisors look for -How to gather information from franchisees -How to make sure the franchise makes money -How... more...

When thinking about lowering or changing consumption to lower carbon footprints, the obvious offenders come easily to mind: petroleum and petroleum products, paper and plastic, even food. But not clothes. Although the clothing industry is the second largest polluter after agriculture, most consumers do not think of clothes as a source of environmental damage. The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and its Negative Impact... more...

The globalisation of supply chains and networks causes traders from all over the world to make transactions with each other. Many transactions are made in world markets where the price is the way in which supply and demand are brought together. Other transactions, however, are made between people who know each other and have business relationships, using the so-called network mode of organisation. These traders may be loyal to one another and consider... more...


The book describes the K-Method which has been developed by the authors. The purpose of the K-Method is to negotiate and administrate a complex portfolio of customised materials, all belonging to the same purchasing group (e.g. labels). The underlying idea is to agree prices for specification features, instead of giving each material an individual price based on its unique specification. By doing so, a price formula will be agreed between the buyer and... more...

Supply Chain Risk assesses the various sources of external threats, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological. John Manners-Bell clearly describes the evolving risks to supply chains and how multinational corporations should be dealing with them at a strategic level. He examines the lack of supply visibility that puts businesses at risk and includes case studies of best practice, as well as examples of when... more...

Listed as one of the top ten supply chain books of all time on www.supplychainopz.com!   A concise, applied and strategic introduction to the subject of logistics and supply chain management, perfect for modern managers and students of logistics and supply chain management.   Logistics and supply chain management continue to transform the competitive landscape and have become one of today‚Äôs key business issues.... more...

With future competitive landscape shifting from competition between companies themselves to trading partner networks, understanding and mastering process design and change is becoming more critical than ever. In order to succeed, companies are starting to weave their key business processes into hard-to-imitate strategic capabilities that distinguish them from their competitors. Supply Chain Networks and Business Process Orientation: Advanced Strategies... more...

Inventory management is about more than counting what you've got. It's about understanding business realities and making decisions that balance current demand with future needs while keeping overhead and operating costs to a minimum. Now in its Second Edition, "Essentials of Inventory Management" gives inventory professionals the information they need to maximize productivity in key areas, from physical stock issues to problem identification and... more...