Supply Chain Enterprise Software Books
Welcome to Our Site on Enterprise Software Supply Chain Books
We publish a different type of book from what is generally available in the marketplace. We focus on enterprise supply chain software. While there are quite a few books on the major supply chain topics, and quite a few that focus on one application, there are extremely few that focus on the overall category of software. And none that we are aware of that show multiple vendors in one book. Using this approach gives us tremendous flexibility in demonstrating concepts.
Making the Perfect Book for Those Hungry for Precise Information on Supply Chain Enterprise Software
In our books, we want to help people get exactly the information they need without having to read a lengthy volume. With that in mind, here are some of the principles we follow:
1. Direct and concise:
There is very little theory in our books and we do not spend any time covering much more than simple math.
2. Clearly defined categories of approaches or methods within the planning domain:
We explain how each method (for instance for supply planning, MRP/DRP, heuristics, allocation, cost optimization, inventory optimization and multi echelon planning) works. Simply understanding these distinctions can place a company on the right course when designing their supply planning solution.
3. Project experience / Reality based:
Nothing presented in the books is hypothetical in that we have worked with it or tested it on an actual project. We bring the leading edge, not just the leading edge which is nice to talk about, but the leading edge which is actionable. Project experience has led us to understand a number of things that are not covered in supply chain software books. We also bring a historical perspective of what has worked and what has not worked in the past. The part about taking a stand on what has not worked, or what institutions have interfered with improving implementation is the type of information that is generally not available in other books. Most publishers will censor this information out of a book if submitted by the author (another big “if,” as many authors shy away from controversy). This is why so many books in supply chain management seem antiseptic and many are simply promotional. The sharing of real experiences is also why our books are particularly valuable to implementors and decision makers.
4. Comparative: Share various viewpoints on how concepts are implemented by different supply planning applications:
Discussing different viewpoints solidifies the understanding of functionality. By showing how different vendors take different approaches, this provides the reader with a broader understanding of supply planning software than if just one application is covered.
5. Advice from the Leading Edge:
Most companies only leverage a small portion of the functionality and methods that are available in enterprise software. Our books show companies how to leverage so much more, and how to use the leading edge. We do this with practically oriented and verifiable ways of improving the performance of supply chain planning applications.
6. Saturated with Graphics:
Roughly two-thirds of a human’s sensory input is visual, and books that do not use graphics, especially educational and training books such as this one, can fall short of their purpose.
Enterprise Software Supply Chain Domains Covered
This includes Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Inventory Optimization and Bill of Materials management.