Extremely complex, extremely dynamic, and extremely unpredictable: All of these describe today's supply chains. For those who must manage under these challenging conditions, the recently published book X-SCM: The New Science of X-treme Supply Chain Management offers tools, in-depth analysis, and advice.
Edited by Sandor Boyson, Thomas Corsi, and Lisa H. Harrington of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, X-SCM contains expert-contributed articles addressing how to manage supply chain risk and volatility. They cover such topics as insourcing vs. outsourcing, multichannel demand and supply, and managing physical, virtual, financial, and services supply chains in times of volatility and high risk.
In addition to the written material, the book includes an online "tool kit" with a supply chain risk simulation, a real-time global supply chain simulation game, and analytic tools for assessing total logistics costs and emerging risks. It is the first supply chain book to make such tools available to readers.
The book, produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sterling Commerce, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), is available through CSCMP's online bookstore for $59.95 for CSCMP members and $69.95 for non-members. For more information, visit cscmp.org/resources/x-scm.asp.