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SUPPLY CHAIN BOOKS

To Be Published in 2012

1. Transforming Your Supply Chain
J. Paul Dittmann, Ph.D.

About the author:

J. Paul Dittmann, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

He came to the academia after a 30-year career in industry, holding Fortune 150 positions such as vice president, logistics for North America; vice president global logistics systems; and, most recently, vice president, supply chain strategy, projects, and systems for the Whirlpool Corporation. In that latter capacity, he developed the global supply chain and manufacturing strategies for the Whirlpool Corporation, saving over $600 million.

He co-authored the Harvard Business Review article: Are You the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain, and the book: The New Supply Chain Agenda: Five Steps to Excellence. He is a member of the University of Missouri Industrial Engineering Hall of Fame.

Dittmann has served as a consultant for over 50 companies such as Office Max, Honeywell, Johnson and Johnson, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, Wal-Mart, Michelin, Tyco, Lowes, The Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Air Force,  Sony, Cintas, Brunswick, Cooper Tire, Schlumberger, Winn-Dixie, Genuine Parts, GAF Corporation, Estee Lauder, Bush Brothers, Rhodia, Cummins, Potters Industries, Mohawk Industries, Norfolk Southern, Nippon Shokubai, Fiskars, Actus Lend Lease, Pet Safe, Glaxo Smith Kline, Peerless Pump, Inmar, The U.S. Marines.

Expected publication date: July 2012
Publisher: McGraw Hill

Synopsis:

Perhaps you picked up this book because you know that you need to completely transform your supply chain, or perhaps it’s because your supply chain strategy is not generating the results you expect and need. Perhaps you realize that the lack of a good supply chain strategy in your firm is a major problem causing your supply chain to flounder without real direction. This book is for all those who need a transformational supply chain strategy.

We often see companies without a supply chain strategy chasing the latest hot trend or flavor of the month.  Like a ship without a rudder, any wind is favorable.  People in these companies complain that there are too many initiatives. As one executive said: “All we do is launch and then leave initiatives. We rarely focus on the critical few and complete them. There are just too many rocks on the wagon. We have no strategy.”

Few would debate that a company’s supply chain is critical. Supply chain excellence drives shareholder value because it controls the heartbeat of the firm; that is the fundamental flow of materials and information from suppliers through the firm to its customers.  Unfortunately too many companies have a supply chain crippled by the lack of a transformational strategy. This book shows step by step how to develop a transformational supply chain strategy.


2. Vested: How P&G, McDonald's, and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships
Kate Vitasek, Karl Manrodt, and Jeanne Kling

About the authors:

Kate Vitasek
Author, educator, and business consultant, Kate Vitasek is a nationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management and outsourcing. She is the founder and lead researcher in the concept of Vested Outsourcing, which was developed in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Unlike conventional outsourcing by which companies purchase services for fees, Vested Outsourcing is a business model under which companies and service providers work collaboratively.

In Vested Outsourcing, Vitasek has created a model that will improve outsourcing procedures much the way Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and '90s. Based on a research study with the University of Tennessee and the United States Air force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 flaws in most outsourced business models and then shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service, and increase innovation.

Karl Manrodt
Dr. Manrodt serves an associate professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics at Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Georgia. He also is the co-director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. His degrees include a B.A. in philosophy and psychology, Wartburg College; M.S. in logistics, Wright State University; and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the recipient of the Chancellor's Citation for Professional Promise and the Walter Melville Bonham Dissertation Scholarship, both at the University of Tennessee, and the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award awarded by the Council of Logistics Management. He was recognized as a "2004 Rainmaker" by DC Velocity magazine and in 2005 was awarded the Eugene Bishop Award for Sustained Academic Excellence by the College of Business at Georgia Southern University.

Expected publication date: September 2012
Publisher: Palgrave McMillan

Synopsis:
Utilizing win-win principles of Vested Outsourcing, authors Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt have worked with some of the world's leading companies, creating vested agreements between companies and their suppliers and relationships that have sparked innovation, improved service, and reduced costs. Their work has led to numerous awards and recognitions from their peers for their revolutionary new approach to creating Vested business agreements and for challenging the conventional buyer-supplier relationship. The authors show how P&G partnered with Jones Lang LaSalle to manage over 14 million feet of facilities in 60 countries; how the Minnesota Department of Transportation turned tragedy into success when it rebuilt the I-35 bridge, after it crumbled into the water, with a state-of-the-art design that was completed early and under budget; and much more.   Working with partners is the future to business, and, in this timely and original work, the authors show companies how to create a vested agreement that brings success to everyone involved.


3. Supply Chain Management in a Transforming World
Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, and John E. Bell

About the authors:

Chad W. Autry is an associate professor of logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He holds a Ph.D. in supply chain management from the University of Oklahoma.  He has published more than 40 research studies related to supply chain management topics including supply chain networks, security, and related technology.  In addition to his academic appointment, he holds leadership positions with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, is on the board of directors for the Warehousing Education and Research Council, and holds editorial positions for the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and the Journal of Business Logistics.

Thomas J. Goldsby is a professor of logistics at The Ohio State University.  He holds a Ph.D. in marketing and logistics from Michigan State University.  He has published over 50 research studies related to supply chain management topics and is co-author of a book entitled Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success.  He holds leadership positions with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, is on the board of directors of the Distribution Business Management Association, is an examiner for American Society of Transportation and Logistics, and is executive editor of Logistics Quarterly magazine.

John E. Bell is an assistant professor of logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He holds a Ph.D. in management from Auburn University.  Bell’s research focuses on supply chain network design, including vehicle routing, facility location, resource scarcity, and associated supply chain risks.  He was a United States Air Force logistics and maintenance officer for over 20 years prior to pursuing an academic career; he has acquired and executed over $100,000 in research grants for the U.S. military, primarily focused on supply chain network design and logistics problems.

Expected publication date: Late 2012
Publisher: Financial Times Press

Synopsis:

Most books related to business process improvement and functional strategies are focused on cataloging the content base of the domain, but geared toward historical and present-time concepts. The purpose of this book is to adopt an explicitly forward-thinking perspective on the challenges facing supply chain managers in the foreseeable future, in light of a collection of emerging societal, technological, geopolitical, and environmental “macrotrends.”  In doing so, the book is intended as a provocative read for business managers, executives, academics, students, and policy makers interested in addressing existing and emerging global supply chain management issues of the next 25 years. 

Focusing on global phenomena such as population growth and migration, increased worldwide communications connectivity, changes to the physical global environment and climate, discontinuous technological advancements, natural resource depletion and pollution, and potential geopolitical imbalances, the authors explore a series of impending global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution crises, and provide a decision framework that allows for the managerial development of supply chain solutions in advance of potential problems.  In doing so, they provide decision-makers with the tools, insights, and guidance toward the mitigation of potential supply chain risk, and/or the development of supply chain-based competitive advantage.


4. Global Supply Chain Management: A Regional Approach
Philippe-Pierre Dornier, Ph.D.; Kenneth J. Petersen, Ph.D.; Mandyam M. Srinivasan, Ph.D.; Theodore P. Stank, Ph.D.

About the authors:

Philippe-Pierre Dornier is professor of operations management at ESSEC Business School. He teaches supply chain and operations management in the MBA, specialized masters, and executive education programs. He has been the former associate dean for post-master programs and, currently, is associate dean for executive programs.

His research focuses on change management in supply chains; he has co-authored several books and published articles. He works with state-owned companies and the French Army; is managing partner of Newton.Vaureal Consulting; and has re-engineered global logistics networks for large companies. He received his Ph.D. from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and belongs to the boards of several companies.

Kenneth J. Petersen is the John H. Dove Professor of Logistics in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Visiting Senior Fellow at Manchester Business School in Manchester, England.  He received his Ph.D. in operations and sourcing management at Michigan State University.  His research interests include buyer-supplier relationships, new product development, sustainability, global sourcing, and supply chain risk.

Mandyam M. Srinivasan ("Srini") is the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence in the Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Streamlined: 14 Principles for Building and Managing the Lean Supply Chain, published by Cengage in 2004, and co-author of Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage, published in 2009 by McGraw-Hill TATA for the Indian market. Srini has many years of work experience with leading automobile manufacturing organizations, and he has consulted with a large number of industries.

Theodore P. (Ted) Stank is the Harry and Vivienne Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Stank’s research focuses on the strategic implications and performance benefits associated with logistics and supply chain management best practices.  He authored over 80 articles in academic and professional journals and co-authored two books: 21st Century Logistics: Making Supply Chain Integration a Reality and Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management. He was named a Logistics Rainmaker by DC Velocity magazine and serves on the board of directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). 

Stank’s business background includes sales and marketing experience as an employee of Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy prior to his industry and academic experience. He has performed consulting and executive education services for many Fortune 500 organizations, including Dell, Lowe’s, Norfolk Southern, OfficeMax, Walmart, Whirlpool, and the U.S. Marine Corps.  

Expected publication date: December 2012
Publisher: McGraw Hill

Synopsis:

Global supply chain management (GSCM) is now recognized as a key issue for the implementation of business strategies; it influences decisions across the value chain in purchasing, production, distribution, and after-sales support.  The fundamental principles of GSCM have been well documented, although the field continues to evolve.  Integrating the features of each regional area in a global approach so as to better understand how to manage supply chains in different regions, however, is a complex and challenging task that few have mastered.

The purpose of the book is to define and explain the conceptual dimensions of GSCM as well as to identify the characteristics of those dimensions in eight distinct regions of the world, including North America, South America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, The Middle East, East Asia. South Asia, and Africa.

The book will provide a new framework to measure and assess the level of maturity of a geographic region and provide guidance regarding the particular approach appropriate for managing a supply chain in that region given its level.


5. Lean MRO: Changing the Way You Do Business,
Mandyam M. Srinivasan, Ph.D.; Kenneth C. Gilbert, Ph.D.; and Melissa R. Bowers, Ph.D.

About the authors:

Mandyam M. Srinivasan ("Srini") is the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence in the Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Streamlined: 14 Principles for Building and Managing the Lean Supply Chain, published by Cengage in 2004, and co-author of Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage, published in 2009 by McGraw-Hill TATA for the Indian market. Srini has many years of work experience with leading automobile manufacturing organizations, and he has consulted with a large number of industries.

Melissa R. Bowers is an associate professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s business analytics program. Her research interests include production planning and scheduling, production/operations management, supply chain optimization, and lean manufacturing. Bowers has served as a production planning and scheduling consultant for the Defense Logistics Agency as well as for companies such as Milliken, ALCOA, Phillips Petroleum, Oxford Industries, and Tanner Companies. She has articles published or forthcoming in publications including Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, and Production and Inventory Management Journal.

Kenneth (Ken) Gilbert is the Ralph and Janet Heath Professor of Business and head of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UT) Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science. His research interests include production management and inventory control.

Gilbert has published articles in numerous journals, including Management Science, Decision Sciences, IIE Transactions, and the Journal for the Society of Computing Machinery. In his current research, he is developing stochastic models (in particular, autoregressive integrated moving average models) to describe the dynamics of supply chains. Gilbert regularly teaches a doctoral seminar in supply chain dynamics and is the coordinator of UT’s undergraduate curriculum in lean production. He also teaches in the University of Tennessee’s Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership program, in the UT Center of Executive Education Supply Chain Specialist certification course, and in UT’s MBA/IE dual degree program in manufacturing management. He has served as a consultant to numerous companies.

Publication date: December 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Synopsis:

The maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry is a large, and growing, business. The MRO budget for commercial aviation is about $45 billion. The U.S. Air Force alone budgets $65 billion for its MRO operations.

This book will help suppliers and customers in the MRO industry manage their MRO businesses more effectively. The book presents cutting-edge process improvement techniques based on systems thinking; it uniquely integrates the two management philosophies of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean to leverage MRO activity and improve the organization’s bottom line.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED SUPPLY CHAIN BOOKS

Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints
Mandyam Srinivasan, Ph.D.

About the author:

Mandyam M. Srinivasan ("Srini") is the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence in the Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Streamlined: 14 Principles for Building and Managing the Lean Supply Chain, published by Cengage in 2004, and co-author of Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage, published in 2009 by McGraw-Hill TATA for the Indian market. Srini has many years of work experience with leading automobile manufacturing organizations, and he has consulted with a large number of industries.

Publication date: November 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

Synopsis:
With an emphasis on systems thinking, Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints uniquely integrates the Theory of Constraints (TOC) with Lean, illustrating how these two philosophies complement and reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain.

Supply chains can be addressed from many functional perspectives – financial, marketing, operations, logistics, etc.  This book is concerned with operations and logistics.  The flow of material is organized around 16 lean supply chain principles.  These principles are presented in eight chapters, with each chapter presenting two of the 16 lean supply chain principles.  The majority of the chapters draw on the tools and techniques of TOC, including throughput accounting, drum-buffer-rope, TOC in distribution and replenishment, the thinking process, and critical chain project management. All of these topics are presented in the context of building and managing a lean supply chain to achieve true bottom line results.


Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing
Kate Vitasek, Mike Ledyard and Karl Manrodt

About the authors:

Kate Vitasek
Author, educator, and business consultant, Kate Vitasek is a nationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management and outsourcing. She is the founder and lead researcher in the concept of Vested Outsourcing, which was developed in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Unlike conventional outsourcing by which companies purchase services for fees, Vested Outsourcing is a business model under which companies and service providers work collaboratively.

In Vested Outsourcing, Vitasek has created a model that will improve outsourcing procedures much the way Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and '90s. Based on a research study with the University of Tennessee and the United States Air force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 flaws in most outsourced business models and then shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service, and increase innovation.

Mike Ledyard
Mike Ledyard has exceptional credentials in business process design and the management of planning, manufacturing, distribution, product development, and engineering in high-volume consumer goods and food industries. Ledyard is a veteran of international sourcing, manufacture and importation of product and tooling, especially from China and Eastern Asia. He is a skilled communicator and is able to concisely explain complex supply chain concepts in understandable form to audiences ranging from boardroom executives to shop floor personnel. He also is an author and frequent speaker on performance-based acquisition of services, and process assessment and measurement. Ledyard was selected as one of the Top 20 Logistics and Supply Chain Executives of 2001-2002.

Karl Manrodt
Dr. Manrodt serves an associate professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics at Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Georgia. He also is the co-director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. His degrees include a B.A. in philosophy and psychology, Wartburg College; M.S. in logistics, Wright State University; and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the recipient of the Chancellor's Citation for Professional Promise and the Walter Melville Bonham Dissertation Scholarship, both at the University of Tennessee, and the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award awarded by the Council of Logistics Management. He was recognized as a "2004 Rainmaker" by DC Velocity magazine and in 2005 was awarded the Eugene Bishop Award for Sustained Academic Excellence by the College of Business at Georgia Southern University.

Publication date:  2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Synopsis:
Change is the new status quo in today’s business world. New smart, lean, and more efficient methods for increasing a company’s market share and top line have been created, and the adoption of their methods and practices will be the differentiator between growth or failure in this new business environment.

In Vested Outsourcing, supply-chain innovator and lead researcher Kate Vitasek has created a new business model that will transform outsourcing procedures the way business management strategies Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and 90s. Based on a research study by the University of Tennessee with the United States Air force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 critical (and often invisible) flaws inherent in almost all outsourced business relationships. She then shows organizations how to reinvent their outsourcing relationships to ignite innovation, improve service, lower costs and increase profit.


The Vested Outsourcing Manual: A Guide for Creating Successful Business and Outsourcing Agreements
Kate Vitasek, Jacqui Crawford, Jennette Nyden, Katherine Kawamoto

About the authors:

Kate Vitasek
Author, educator, and business consultant, Kate Vitasek is a nationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management and outsourcing. She is the founder and lead researcher in the concept of Vested Outsourcing, which was developed in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Unlike conventional outsourcing by which companies purchase services for fees, Vested Outsourcing is a business model under which companies and service providers work collaboratively.

In Vested Outsourcing, Vitasek has created a model that will improve outsourcing procedures much the way Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and '90s. Based on a research study with the University of Tennessee and the United States Air force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 flaws in most outsourced business models and then shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service, and increase innovation.

Jacqui Crawford
Author information not available

Jennette Nyden
Jeanette Nyden works with CEOs and other leaders at mid-market companies who negotiate complex contracts with much larger organizations. She understands what it takes to navigate these complicated relationships. In fact, she wrote a book on it: Negotiation Rules! A Practical Approach to Big Deal Negotiations.

Recognizing in 2003 that business people needed relevant and practical negotiation advice, Nyden started J. Nyden & Co, Inc. Since then, she has trained and coached hundreds of people at businesses ranging from powerhouses such as Microsoft to start-ups such as NetStar Communications. Nyden is an active, professional mediator; business attorney; and adjunct professor in Seattle, Washington.

Katherine Kawamoto
Katherine Kawamoto leads the worldwide research and advisory services provided by the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management (IACCM), the world's foremost association for contract and relationship management. In this role, she develops thought-leading studies of commercial practice and provides daily insights and intelligence to many leading international brands. Kawamoto is especially interested in the development of collaborative organizations and the field of leadership.

Prior to joining IACCM in 2006, Kawamoto was the worldwide director of contract management at NCR Corporation; she oversaw major business negotiations and corporate change initiatives. She also has held leadership positions at Teradata Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, CA. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and author of articles on contracting best practices.

Publication date:  2011
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Far too many companies have developed outsourcing agreements that were created for a bygone century.  Or worse, they are buying strategic services using an overly simplified commodity approach.  

Synopsis:
Today’s companies must build deep collaborative relationships with their suppliers that can accelerate the pace of innovation and competitive advantage amidst a new era of continual change and transformational shifts.  This requires adopting a new methodology that has the inherent framework to design new levels of collaboration to drive business value.

This new methodology is Vested Outsourcing.

The Vested Outsourcing Manual is the companion guide to the ground-breaking book, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing.  The break-out book introduced the research study conducted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and challenged the conventional approach to how companies outsource.

In The Vested Outsourcing Manual, Kate Vitasek and her co-authors have taken the Five Rules of Vested Outsourcing and developed the roadmap to creating a Vested Agreement through which each party has a vested interest in mutually defined and desired outcomes. Vested Outsourcing methodology is built on a flexible framework that lays the foundational structure for the parties to come together and create a shared vision, foster an anticipatory lens, share evolving expertise, manage change, and drive the required behavior for both parties to drive innovation and mitigate risk. These flexible—vested—agreements will allow the creation of value systems that have the ability to transform every industry and society.

Shared vision, desired outcomes, transparency, trust, and win-win are not simply buzz words—they are the principals and values of Vested Outsourcing, being embraced by innovative giants such as Microsoft, Intel, and P&G.


Performance-Based Logistics: A Contractor's Guide to Life Cycle Product Support Management
Steve Geary and Kate Vitasek

About the authors:

Steve Geary
Steve Geary has worked with organizations around the world in a variety of industries and, through frequent speaking engagements and publications, has become known as a leading expert on supply chain design and performance. Geary;s primary focus has been in Aerospace and Defense. He has been engaged in a broad ranging project for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, helping drive transformation of military logistics to deliver more nimble, flexible, and responsive capabilities.

Kate Vitasek
Author, educator, and business consultant, Kate Vitasek is a nationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management and outsourcing. She is the founder and lead researcher in the concept of Vested Outsourcing, which was developed in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Unlike conventional outsourcing by which companies purchase services for fees, Vested Outsourcing is a business model under which companies and service providers work collaboratively.

In Vested Outsourcing, Vitasek has created a model that will improve outsourcing procedures much the way Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and '90s. Based on a research study with the University of Tennessee and the United States Air force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 flaws in most outsourced business models and then shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service, and increase innovation.

Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Supply Chain Visions

Synopsis:
To help contractors understand how to work with the military in this business model, performance-based logistics (PBL)-subject-matter experts have written Performance-Based Logistics: a Contractor’s Guide to Life Cycle Product Support Management. PBL has been used successfully by the military for a decade. Its premise is for the military to buy system performance, NOT transactions or activities. Simply put, PBL buys outcomes, not products or services.


Posted: 2/13/2012

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