Managing Project Supply Chains


Book Title: Managing Project Supply Chains
Authors:  Ron Basu
Publisher:  Gower
 List Price: US$ 41.58
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4094-2515-1

Reviewer: John W Smyder, PMP
Review Date: 12 June 2012

Introduction to the Book

The introduction to this book consists of an Acknowledgments section along with a very detailed glossary of terms that, if you are unfamiliar with those terms, you will be flipping back to very frequently until you become familiar with them.

Overview of Book’s Structure

This book is structured to step you through from the basic building blocks of Supply Chains and on into the details of different elements.

The fundamental layout is in the order that you might actually implement/utilize them providing you with a reasonable road map to becoming more proficient in managing supply chains.

Highlights: What I liked!

I found the structure of the book to be very handy when going back to focus on an area I might have not understood as well as I thought I did in subsequent sections.

This structure allowed me to easily find the detail area I was looking for and to focus quickly on what I had missed/misunderstood when reading through at an earlier time.


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About the Reviewer

John Smyder

John Smyder has been working as a Project Manager managing software and hardware projects from the proposal stage to customer acceptance.  He has twenty plus years designing, building and integrating highly technical systems and software for government and commercial applications.   John is experienced in requirements analysis, hardware/software integration, test requirements development and project management for government and commercial projects, as well as in the full life cycle of product development.  John Smyder can be contacted at [email protected].

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