Principles of Supply Chain Management,
6th Edition

Joel D. Wisner, Keah-Choon Tan, G. Keong Leong

ISBN-13: 9780357715604
Copyright 2023 | Published
648 pages | List Price: USD $312.95

Learn to effectively manage all supply chain activities with Wisner/Tan/Leong's PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH, 6E. This unique text discusses supply management from four perspectives: purchasing, operations, logistics and process integration. This balanced approach varies significantly from other books that concentrate on only one area. Updates and new references highlight recent events, including supply chain challenges during the global pandemic. This edition follows the natural flow through the supply chain of trading partners as you examine how supply chain management impacts all areas and processes of the firm. You learn to address real concerns in both domestic and global supply chains as well-organized chapters demonstrate the practical applications of supply chain management in today's workplace. Updated profiles and interesting business examples demonstrate practices at work. MindTap digital resources are available to assist in mastering concepts.


1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management.
2. Purchasing Management.
3. Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships.
4. Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing.
5. Demand Forecasting.
6. Resource Planning Systems.
7. Inventory Management.
8. Process Management--Lean and Six Sigma in the Supply Chain.
9. Domestic U.S. and Global Logistics.
10. Customer Relationship Management.
11. Global Location Decisions.
12. Service Response Logistics.
13. Supply Chain Process Integration.
14. Performance Measurement Along the Supply Chain.

  • Joel D. Wisner

    Joel D. Wisner is professor of supply chain management in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University and his M.B.A. from West Texas State University. Dr. Wisner worked as an engineer for Union Carbide at its Oak Ridge, TN facility and then worked in the oil industry in the Louisiana Gulf Coast and West Texas areas. Dr. Wisner earned his Ph.D. in supply chain management from Arizona State University. Today, he stays busy teaching courses and writing textbooks in supply chain management and operations management at UNLV. His research and case writing interests are in process assessment and improvement strategies along the supply chain. His articles have appeared in numerous journals including Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Transportation, Production and Operations Management Journal and Business Case Journal.

  • Keah-Choon Tan

    Keah-Choon Tan is professor of operations management in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He received his B.Sc. degree and M.B.A. from the University of South Alabama, and his Ph.D. in operations management from Michigan State University. Prior to academia, Dr. Tan was a hospital administrator and an account comptroller of a manufacturing firm. Dr. Tan has served as the department chair of the marketing department and as associate dean for academic affairs at the Lee Business School at UNLV. Dr. Tan has published articles in the area of supply chain management, quality and operations scheduling in academic journals and magazines including Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and Omega. He has served as editor, co-guest editor or editorial board member for several academic journals. Dr. Tan has received numerous research grants and teaching awards, including the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.

  • G. Keong Leong

    G. Keong Leong is an instructional faculty and professor emeritus in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy (CBAPP) at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He served as associate dean previously at CBAPP. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Malaya and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He is professor emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is on faculty at The Ohio State University. He is also a clinical faculty member at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. His publications have appeared in academic journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Interfaces, Journal of Management, European Journal of Operational Research and International Journal of Production Research. He has co-authored three books including OPERATIONS STRATEGY: FOCUSING COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE AND CASES IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A FOCUS ON EMERGING MARKETS. He has also received research, teaching and service awards including Educator of the Year from the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, the Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service award from Decision Sciences Institute and the OM Distinguished Scholar award from the Operations Management Division, Academy of Management. He has been active in the Decision Sciences Institute, serving as president, editor of Decision Line, at-large vice-president, associate program chair, chair of the Innovative Education Committee, chair of the Doctoral Student Affairs Committee and Manufacturing Management Track chair. In addition, he served as president of the Western Decision Sciences Institute and chair of the Operations Management Division, Academy of Management.

  • ALL-NEW REFERENCES AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) PROFILES HIGHLIGHT CURRENT EVENTS. This edition incorporates the latest developments with new references and profiles throughout all of the chapters. Interesting full-color images capture attention with up-to-date coverage of the latest supply chain management topics and contemporary events.

  • NEW CONTENT EXAMINES HOW FIRMS AND SUPPLY CHAINS HAVE DEALT WITH THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC. Many examples featured prominently in this edition's chapters highlight how businesses and their supply chains have handled or are currently handling the challenges of the global pandemic.

  • NEW MULTI-CHAPTER CONTINUING CASES ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH IN-DEPTH INSIGHTS. This edition offers a glimpse behind the scenes of supply chain management with ongoing, detailed and updated cases throughout Parts 2-5.

  • NEW END-OF-CHAPTER PROBLEMS AND QUESTIONS OFFER HANDS-ON PRACTICE. These updated problems and questions correspond with the latest developments in the field to provide important professional practice. Some of these problems also highlight spreadsheet applications for well-rounded practice.

  • COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL PURCHASING AND PROCUREMENT AND ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCING. Sections on international purchasing and procurement for government and nonprofit agencies (Ch. 2) equip students with critical knowledge of today's global marketplace. An entire chapter devoted to ethical and sustainable sourcing (Ch. 4) introduces students to some of the most pressing challenges in the current workplace.

  • FORECASTING AND SIX SIGMA EXAMPLES AS WELL AS COVERAGE OF LEAN PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHT PRINCIPLES IN ACTION. Easy-to-apply forecasting examples in Part 3 emphasize how to use Excel® effectively. Sections highlight the environmental impacts of lean production and offer current examples of Six Sigma programs. In addition, current examples of inventory investment and turnover ratios (Ch. 7) address the latest developments in supply chain management and business today.

  • EXAMPLES HIGHLIGHT EMERGING ISSUES IN SOCIAL MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE SUPPLY CHAINS. Packed with examples illustrating how to manage service supply chains effectively, this edition prepares students to understand sustainability in logistics. Students also examine the impact of social media, cloud computing and big data analysis in customer relationship management and other critical processes.

  • GLOBAL ISSUES ARE EMPHASIZED THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION. Students review the expanding role of supply chain management in sustaining a global competitive advantage. The authors closely examine issues associated with global process integration and risk and security.

  • UNIQUE CONTENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT COVERAGE AVAILABLE ONLY IN THIS BOOK. One-of-a-kind coverage in this comprehensive text encompasses operations, purchasing, logistics and process integration with a focus on supply chain management. You are able to introduce your students to a wealth of important content not available in other texts as this edition demonstrates how all aspects of supply chain management are accomplished effectively and efficiently.

  • BALANCED PRESENTATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOLLOWS A NATURAL FLOW. To ensure thorough student understanding, the authors break down supply chain issues into purchasing, operations, logistics and process integration. The narrative follows a natural flow through the supply chain activities -- making it one of the most balanced supply chain management books available.

  • EXCEPTIONAL CASES AND SOLID ORGANIZATION EMPHASIZE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN TODAY'S WORKPLACE. Well-organized chapters and excellent case studies and continuing cases clearly demonstrate the practical applications of real-world supply chain management. Contemporary company examples clarify and demonstrate the relevance of today’s most current supply chain issues while engaging explanations cover issues in depth.

  • MINDTAP DIGITAL LEARNING SOLUTION POWERS STUDENTS FROM MEMORIZATION TO MASTERY. MindTap digital resources give you complete control of your course. You can easily provide engaging content to challenge every student and build their confidence. Relevant assignments guide your students to analyze, apply and improve thinking while allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease.

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