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QPRevIeWS Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model for anyone involved in the supply chain tical. The book leads the reader through process, including the experienced supply skill-based tests, and points to other issues chain manager. and considerations with leading quesJennifer Leny Amacom, 2011, 304 pp., $45 (book, third edition). tions. The questions guide the reader to Quality Consultant Peter Bolstorff and Robert Rosenbaum, useful conclusions that point to how the Madison, WI In this modern global FDA might think. Lastly, the book includes supporting details such as an appendix, an index and a glossary, are current and ment is as critical as Development of FDA-Regulated Medical Products: A Translational Approach ever. Any misalign- Elaine Whitmore, ASQ Quality Press, 2012, It is well written with smooth transitions. ment within the sup- 252 pp., $41 member, $67 list (book, sec- The dynamic nature of the regulatory ply chain can result ond edition). environment is an issue for everyone, and economy, efficient supply chain manage- in high inventory, updated. There is little to criticize with this book. This book’s author the biggest challenge is dealing with daily unexpected costs, constrained growth and is well-known and changes that can derail the best-laid plans. profits, and a loss of market share. This, in respected. In this turn, affects competitiveness within the second edition of the market. book, her expertise Frank Pokrop San Diego support supply chain improvement using readily apparent. The The Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Handbook the supply chain operations reference book, like many Food T.M. Kubiak, ASQ Quality Press, 2012, 672 (SCOR) model, which was developed by the and Drug Administra- pp., $99 member, $139 list (book and CD- This book is divided into 18 chapters to and knowledge are Supply Chain Council. The SCOR model is tion (FDA)-related documents, has a logical divided into five phases, which are critical structure with detailed chapters and many This book was primar- for success: supporting elements. ily written for individu- • Phase 0: Build organizational support. At its highest level, the book describes ROM). als who plan to sit for • Phase 1: Define project scope. the current FDA environment and the the ASQ Six Sigma • Phase 2: Analyze performance. intricacies of patient safety issues. It also Master Black Belt • Phase 3: Develop project portfolio. lays out the nuances of getting a health- (MBB) certification • Phase 4: Implement projects. care product approved in these challeng- exam. Industry profes- ing times. There are numerous diagrams, sionals involved in Six This book provides a step-by-step process and real-life examples to improve tables, figures and acronyms that guide the Sigma also will find this book to be useful supply chain management by improving reader through the FDA’s structure and its as a day-to-day reference. A CD-ROM with process efficiency, eliminating dysfunction risk-based culture. practice problem sets covering each part of and aligning the organization. It is filled with practical tools applicable With 19 chapters in all, the author the book and a simulated exam accom- describes the fundamental principles of panies the book. The organization closely for those building a supply chain or improv- the FDA, how it works, what it requires and follows the body of knowledge for the ASQ ing an existing one. The book’s third edition how organizations and individuals can navi- Six Sigma MBB certification exam. also includes material that addresses gate the practical and theoretical aspects current hot topics in supply chain manage- of product approvals. ment. This book serves as an excellent read 60 QP • www.qualityprogress.com Today, most statistical computations are done using computers and software. This Whitmore’s discussion of the product book provides and discusses outputs for development process is accurate and prac- the statistical computations. A chapter on http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - March 2013

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Keeping Current
Mr. Pareto Head
The Right Ingredients
Before the Fact
Apples to Oranges?
Five at the Forefront
Innovation Imperative
Measure for Measure
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
Statistics Roundtable
Standards Outlook
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
One Good Idea

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