Books

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How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected
Book Short Description

A catastrophic earthquake is followed by a tsunami that inundates the coastline, and around the globe manufacturing comes to a standstill. State-of-the-art passenger jets are grounded because of a malfunctioning part. A strike halts shipments through a major port. A new digital device decimates the sales of other brands and sends established firms to the brink of bankruptcy. The interconnectedness of the global economy today means that unexpected events in one corner of the globe can ripple through the world's supply chain and affect customers everywhere.

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Delivering Value and Driving Growth
Book Short Description

Why is Memphis home to hundreds of motor carrier terminals and distribution centers? Why does the tiny island-nation of Singapore handle a fifth of the world’s maritime containers and half the world’s annual supply of crude oil? Which jobs can replace lost manufacturing jobs in advanced economies? Some of the answers to these questions are rooted in the phenomenon of logistics clusters—geographically concentrated sets of logistics related business activities.

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Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage
Book Short Description

What happens to a company when the unimaginable occurs? When an earthquake hits its primary contract manufacturer? When labor strikes shut down an entire port? When terrorists cripple a transportation system?

Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, argues that a company’s survival and prosperity depend more on what it does before such a disruption occurs than on the actions it takes as the event unfolds.

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Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods
Book Short Description

In this up-to-date book, Yosef Sheffi presents a mathematical and theoretical subject in a unified and simple approach. The author emphasizes engineering applications; the mathematical statements are motivated and demonstrated rather than rigorously proved. Detailed algorithm descriptions and flow charts are included.