Supply Chain Enterprise Software Books FAQ

Welcome to the FAQ Page on Our Supply Chain Enterprise Software Books

We are a new publishing company, however here are the questions we have received up to this point on our supply chain enterprise software books.

  • Do these books cover the mathematics in each of the topic areas?
  •  I teach a class on supply chain and or software. Would these books be good candidates to include in my curriculum?

Do these books cover the mathematics in each of the topic areas?

Yes, but only the more basic math. For instance simple statistical forecasting models are demonstrated in “Supply Chain Forecasting Software.” In “Supply Planning with MRP, DRP and APS Software,” MRP and DRP are explained somewhat mathematically by showing the logic within their application tables. Both MRP and DRP and simple approaches that don’t require a great deal of math. (in fact MRP and DRP are highly related to one another with DRP being developed from MRP) However, even with optimization we also focus on the concepts behind optimization rather than the math. However, the focus of the books is to explain the mathematics conceptually so that the reader understands what the application is doing. All of the books are directed towards readers that interact with enterprise software in each supply chain area, not towards people who would need to recreate the mathematics or write their own application. The majority of people of course interact with all of the supply chain planning methods through enterprise software.

I teach a class on supply chain and or software. Would these books be good candidates to include in my curriculum?

When the books were originally envisioned, they were designed for people who would implement and use these software applications. This is of course relevant for many students who will enter the workforce and eventually work on software implementations, or for those people who will use the software as part of their jobs as planners and managers. Therefore, the books are highly relevant for students in this area, and provide a very realistic “feel” for what implementations are like as all of the books are written by a person with a great deal of implementation experience. Professors at universities that are interested can receive a free review copy prior to the book’s publication by sending a note and their address to info@scmfocus.com.

Other Questions?

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