Supply Chain Management Book for the Professional Market Published

Professional edition of long-time educational market staple now available

Chicago — January 12, 2004 — McGraw-Hill has published Managing the Supply Chain, a professional edition of the book written by David and Edith Simchi-Levi, founders of solution provider LogicTools, together with Professor Philip Kaminsky of the University of California, Berkeley.

"In the last few years, supply chain management has become increasingly important not only to logistics professionals but also to executives and managers from all over the organization," said Edith Simchi-Levi, LogicTools' vice president of operations. "The book presents our collective insights and experience in supply chain management, focusing on concepts, strategies and models for improving supply chain performance."

The educational version has been a best-selling book in supply chain management since its publication in 1999, winning the Book-of-the-Year award and the Outstanding IIE Publication award given in 2000 by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, as well as the Outstanding First Edition of the Year Award given in 2000 by McGraw-Hill.

The book, which is a follow-up to the award-winning Designing and Managing the Supply Chain by the same authors, has been translated into Chinese (both in China and Taiwan), Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.

LogicTools said it has been using the concepts presented in the book, in particular global optimization and network planning, to provide companies with software that enables them to make better decisions for their supply chain.

The company, founded in 1995 by David Simchi-Levi, professor of engineering systems at MIT, is a provider of supply chain planning solutions, including network design, inventory planning as well as supply chain coordination and master planning.

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