No, just no. Supply Chain Management is absolutely not a topic that I am interested in or easily understand. This was the required textbook for a SCM class I had to take. I found it hard to comprehend. There were numerous ridiculous equations throughout the book just thrown into the middle of the reading. These equations absolutely did not add any sort of value to me, and did not further my understanding of the topic being discussed. There are also numerous charts, graphs, Excel snapshots, etc, that I felt did not further my understanding of the topics. Maybe if you love SCM and love ridiculous formulas, then you will enjoy this book. If you are having to read it for a class....good luck to you.