Chapter 1: Supply Chain Finance OverviewSECTION IChapter 2: Evaluating and Selecting SuppliersChapter 3: Evaluating and Selecting Suppliers-The Financial PerspectiveChapter 4: Evaluating and Selecting Suppliers-ApplicationSECTION IIChapter 5: Developing Supplier Performance CapabilitiesChapter 6: Developing Supplier Performance Capabilities-The Financial PerspectiveChapter 7: Developing Supplier Performance Capabilities ApplicationSECTION IIIChapter 8: Managing Costs across the Supply ChainChapter 9: Managing Costs across the Supply Chain-The Financial PerspectiveChapter 10: Managing Costs across the Supply Chain-ApplicationSECTION IVChapter 11: Sourcing InternationallyChapter 12: Sourcing Internationally-The Financial PerspectiveChapter 13: Sourcing Internationally-ApplicationSECTION VChapter 14: Managing Inventory Investment EffectivelyChapter 15: Managing Inventory Investment Effectively-The Financial PerspectiveChapter 16: Managing Inventory Investment Effectively-Application
Robert Trent, Ph.D., is the supply chain management program director and management department chair at Lehigh University. Prior to his return to academia, Bob worked for the Chrysler Corporation. His industrial experience included assignments in production scheduling, packaging engineering, distribution planning, and operations management at a regional parts distribution facility. He also worked on numerous special assignments. Bob stays active with industry through consulting projects and corporate training. He has consulted with or provided training services to almost 50 government agencies and corporations, including international organizations, and has worked directly with companies on dozens of research visits. Bob is a well-published leading expert. He has authored seven books and dozens of articles appearing in a range of business journals and publications. He has also co-authored six major research studies published by CAPS Research and has made presentations at dozens of conferences and seminars. He and his family reside in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey.