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Praise for Supply Chain Management Best Practices

"Blanchard's Best Practices is the right information delivered at the right time in the right way to address the right problems and to provide the right solutions to the nightmares of managing a supply chain in today's global environment. Supporting his conclusions with actual business scenarios, the author has given the reader insightful advice on how to establish and maintain good communication, collaboration, and cooperation between vendors, customers, manufacturers, distributors, and anyone else who functions as a link in the 'plan, source, make, deliver, and return' process. This book is required reading for those who have made the supply chain their life's work as well as those who are just starting to make it their career."
—Dan Fox Corporate Traffic Manager Samsonite Corporation

"As a journalist, Dave Blanchard has an exceptional ability to look at supply chain best practices from the inside out. His broad perspectives on the burning issues in supply chain management, coupled with his diligent research, make this book a must-read for anyone interested in improving and enhancing their supply chains."
—C. John Langley Jr., PhD Professor of Supply Chain Management Georgia Institute of Technology

"Supply chain management is fast becoming a core competency within successful companies. Dave Blanchard's comprehensive exploration of SCM best practices hits the mark. It's chock-full of real examples of journeys taken to achieve supply chain excellence. Practitioners worldwide can learn much from the insightful conclusions arrived at in the book."
—Rick Blasgen President and CEO Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

"Combining his talents as a journalist and supply chain management professional, David has taken some of the best practices in our field and presented them in an easy-to-read format. This book is the In Search of Excellence for supply chain managers. It is a must-read for those companies wanting to improve supply chain performance."
—Robert A. Novack, PhD Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems Pennsylvania State University

"Blanchard is an extraordinarily perceptive observer of supply chain processes. He sees the big picture. He has compiled practical and replicable examples from all segments of industry and companies. This book clearly outlines what is possible, and how talented and creative individuals and their supportive companies are approaching the tasks to keep their companies financially viable and competitive in this ever-changing global economy. David Blanchard has painted a picture of what informed talent and supportive management can accomplish."
—John A. Gentle, DLP John A. Gentle & Associates, LLC www.RelaTranShips.com

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