5 Books for the Supply Chain Professional’s Summer Reading List

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“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett

The summer season is upon us which means it’s time to update your reading list! Below we’ve listed our top 5 books for supply chain summer reading. Stay on top of logistics and supply chain trends as well as business and self-development insight and advice.

Top books for supply chain summer reading:

1. Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics by Alan Image of Green Logistics book cover for Supply Chain Summer Reading blog postMcKinnon, Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing

Concern for the environment is crucial in today’s society. This book analyzes the environmental consequences of logistics and how to deal with them.

2. Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics: From Farm to Fork by Samir Dani

For those in food and supply chain, this book is a guide to considering the two from “farm to fork.” Author Samir Dani shows the reader how to stay ahead of the game by keeping on top of global best practice, harnessing the very latest technology and squeezing efficiency and profit from increasingly complex supply chains.

3. The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected by Yossi Sheffi

Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Professor at MIT and Director of the MIT Centre for Transportation and Logistics, offers how today’s companies deal with unexpected events and how these can affect the world’s supply chain and individuals everywhere.

Image of Originals book cover for Summer Reading List blog post4. The Inevitable: Understanding The 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly maps out the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives, from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture.

5. Originals: How The Non-Conformists Move The World by Adam Grant

In this book, Adam Grant asks: how can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? This book explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt.

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