From time to time we come across literature that we feel should be shared with our community of SCM practitioners. Below is a list in no particular order of some recommended readings from our contributors.
The Goal: A management-oriented novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, a business consultant known for his Theory of Constraints.
The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths by Mariana Mazzucato is stirring up much-needed debate worldwide about the role of the state in fostering long-run innovation led economic growth.
Getting to Yes: How To Negotiate Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution.
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation by James P. Womack & Daniel T. Jones describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota (lean) model, which combines operational excellence with value-based strategies to produce steady growth through a wide range of economic conditions.
Reverse Marketing: The New Buyer-Supplier Relationship by Michiel R. Leenders & David L. Blenkhorn. Pressured to meet the demands of global competition, today’s buyers and sellers must utilize effective strategies to produce quality products while containing costs. On the cutting edge of supply technology is the innovative strategy known as “reverse marketing.” This breakthrough strategy reverses the traditional supplier-buyer relationship in that the buyer aggressively and selectively seeks a long-term relationship with a few key suppliers to maximize quality and minimize costs.
Statistics: Study Guide by Coles Notes. In this book you will find: Statistical reasoning, Displaying Data, Numerical Measures, Probability, Sampling, Testing claims, Statistical Tests, Bivariate relationships and more.