Research
When I know I am getting into something new, I like to do some homework beforehand so that I feel more confident and a step ahead of the game.  I recently began reading a book about Supply Chain I found in our WMU library.

The book is called:  Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Core Disciplines For Top Performance, Second Edition
by  Shoshanah Cohen and Joseph Roussel McGraw-Hill

About:  Drawing on dozens of company examples as well as cutting-edge benchmarking research, this book contains 80 easy-to-read tables and diagrams, and will show you how to make your supply chains more agile, flexible, and resilient.

Citation:  Cohen, Shoshanah, and Joseph Roussel. Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Core Disciplines For Top Performance, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill, © 2013. Books24x7.