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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management
Understanding the Supply Chain
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About the book
Fully grasp the core principles of logistics, distribution management and the supply chain, in addition to emerging trends and the latest technologies, with this definitive guide that offers clear and straightforward explanations.
The Handbook provides practitioners and students with a complete, step-by-step overview of the many different aspects of setting up, managing and optimizing supply chains. Designed to offer a full appreciation of how supply chains are planned and operated, it is structured logically and delves into topics in more clarity and detail than disparate collections of research papers. Integrating both strategic and tactical insights, this textbook is underpinned throughout by real-world data and worked examples that bring the concepts to life.
The seventh edition offers:
Updates and solutions designed to meet the challenges faced by those studying and working in the sector
New coverage of future supply chain related technologies, including artificial intelligence, data analytics, digital twins and autonomous mobile robots and how these can be used to optimize operations and increase productivity
Online resources including lecture slides (tables, images and formulae from the text), acronyms and abbreviations and infographics.
Written by an author team with extensive practical experience in some of the most challenging environments across the world, this seminal text is an invaluable resource for both practitioners and students, providing a useful desk reference for topics across the wide ranging and vitally important fields of logistics and the supply chain.
About the authors
Alan Rushton worked in the chemical industry and is a former Director of Dialog Consultants. He was the Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University.
Phil Croucher held several senior posts in industry, across many countries. He is an independent supply chain consultant and lecturer, and has an MSc in Logistics and Distribution Management from Cranfield University.
Peter Baker worked in international freight forwarding and then as a consultant completing over 80 supply chain projects across the world. He was a senior logistics lecturer and, more recently a Visiting Fellow, at Cranfield University.
- An impressive book covering the key aspects and processes of logistics and distribution in a detailed and holistic manner. It is an essential read for undergraduate and postgraduate students and others keen to understand more about logistics and distribution.
- Professor Michael Bourlakis, Director of the Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University