As an instructor of SCM for several years, I value this book because it has explanations of principles used by leading practitioners, particularly the calculations and algorithms used within modern ERP/SCM systems. There is no perfect text and this one would benefit by more illustrations and photos to visualize topics. However, it is an exceptional text in that is explains the sophisticated methods of SCM in simple ways. It demonstrates how things work where other texts just describe topics superficially. True, it has a lot of equations and math models, but these are supported with worked examples and very deliberate delineation of spreadsheet modeling formulas. That said, advanced methods are the key to SCM success that we see in leading practitioner firms and our students should be introduced to them through such a text.