Inbound Logistics | July 2022

The Basic Guide to U.S. Tariffs BY REGINALD SMITH

In the increasingly global supply chain, it is more important than ever to have a firm understanding of tariŒ policies and procedures. You’ll find it in this guide, which explains U.S. tariŒs including

Data Science for Supply Chain Forecast BY NICOLAS VANDEPUT

the basics of HTS codes, classifications, exclusions, duty drawbacks, cost savings, and much more, This book is designed for purchasing, supply chain, finance, and general management readers interested in learning how U.S. tariŒs function and how to navigate through them for organizational advantage.

The second edition of Data Science for Supply Chain Forecast oŒers more content on the use of data science to accurately forecast demand before it arrives. With four new chapters including an introduction to neural networks, this hands-on guide covers the most up-to-date forecasting tools to benefit supply chain practitioners and analysts interested in demand planning. The author shows how experimentation, observation, and constant questioning of supply chain data help achieve excellent demand forecasting. The book is an asset for professionals looking to understand how to leverage data collection and analysis for future growth using do-it-yourself Python implementations, Excel statistical models, forecast model constructions, and more.

Operations and Supply Chain Management: Essentials You Always


The author uses plain and pragmatic language to help readers understand operations management and logistics. This book is a valuable tool for those interested

in acquiring a basic understanding of concepts as well as those looking for specific examples through planning, control systems, procurement, purchasing, sourcing, manufacturing,

quality assurance, and distribution. Using the production of scissors as an example, McDonough lays out the complete operations and supply chain pipeline.

Managing Logistics Systems: Planning and Analysis for a Successful Supply Chain BY JOHN M. LONGSHORE AND ANGELA L. CHEATHAM

Smart Logistics & Supply Chain Information Platforms BY WANG XIFU AND CUI ZHONGFU This book describes the state of China-based smart logistics and its future objectives in the supply chain sector. The smart logistics platform is a key part of China’s upgrade strategy to its rapidly modernizing economy, and this guide illustrates how the country is using artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, big data, and other cutting-edge tools to propel logistics into the modern era.

This textbook is intended for business, engineering, logistics, and supply chain students, as well as in-the-field logistics and supply chain management practitioners. It provides a detailed reference to all activities throughout the product and service lifecycle, physical supply and distribution methodology, and corresponding maintenance and support needed for smooth operation. The text emphasizes business as a “system” managed by logistics, and recognizes the mutual interdependence of an organization’s functional components that can be optimized using a business system design process. Online resources such as an instructor’s manual, glossary of terms, and exams are included.

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