Book Title: Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Author: Paul Myerson
Publisher: McGraw Hill
List Price: US$40.00
Format: hard cover; 270 pages
Publication Date: 2012
Reviewer: Cora Crowell, MBA, PMP
Review Date: December 2012
Introduction to the Book
This book elaborates on what lean supply chain and logistics is about and contrasts it with the more commonly known lean manufacturing. Supply chain is introduced by defining its scope, which according to the SCOR model, is made up of five management processes such as Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return. The book presents ways to implement lean supply chain and logistics by listing the eight types of wastes, lean tools to use and lean opportunity assessment, among others.
Overview of Book’s Structure
The major sections of this book are as follows:
- Definition of lean
- History of lean manufacturing and evolution of lean supply chain and logistics
- How to look for eight sources of wastes and eliminate them
- Basic lean tools
- Advanced lean tools
- Just-in-time (JIT) in supply chain
- Implementing lean at the warehouse
- Lean global supply chain and logistics
- Lean implementation strategies
10. Role of technology in lean implementation
11. Extending lean implementation to suppliers and customers
- 12. Some real lean experiences of prominent companies
Highlights: What’s New in this Book
Myerson has successfully turned the spotlight from lean manufacturing to lean supply chain and logistics. A lean system is a “pull system” where production activities should be in response to what the customers want, not based on forecast. Forecast does not efficiently account for variability, and companies deal with variability usually through inventory which Myerson calls as ”necessary evil”.
About the Reviewer
Cora Crowell, MBA, PMP
Cora Crowell is originally from the Philippines. She migrated to the US in 2004. She is currently employed at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for Quality Assurance and SAP Implementation. She obtained her MBA, concentration in Project Management, from the University of Dallas in Irving, TX, USA. She is a certified Project Management Professional. She currently serves as Workshops Director for the PMI Dallas Chapter on a volunteer capacity.
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