Covering the breadth of logistics, Global Logistics Strategies provides a thorough introduction and step-by-step guide to global logistics.
Global Logistics Strategies offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text covers everything you need to know and is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders such as DHL.
In this comprehensive book John Manners-Bell provides an in depth definition, description and exploration of: freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express. The book also examines major sectors, including Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Consumer, and High Tech.
Global Logistics Strategies offers a detailed examination of key topics, including: how the logistics industry has developed, how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends, what the risks are to the industry, and how it will develop over the coming years. It examines important trends and developments that are shaping the industry, including 3D printing, megacities, and post-harvest food losses.
Includes online resources, including chapter summaries and figures.
A handbook for the modern logistics manager.
Jem Newton, IHS.com
Global Logistics Strategies provides the characteristically thorough and thought-provoking coverage we have become accustomed to from the author, bridging the relevant history, turbulent present, and potential future of this fast paced industry.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point
The developments that are shaping the logistics industry are defined and described using the six key segments of freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express.
If you are interested in the development of the logistics sector, how it has been influenced by economic factors and demand trends, current risks to the industry, and how it will evolve over the coming years, this is the book for you. This book offers a detailed and clear description of the past three decades of logistics, and gives readers an understanding of how today's logistics sector and global supply chain evolved. Manners-Bell also helps readers dig into and understand the various transportation modes and supply chain verticals.
This book bridges the relevant history, turbulent present, and potential future (including expected disruptive technologies such as 3D printing) of this faced-paced industry with an air of calm and understanding. In addition to broadly applicable information on global logistics, Manners-Bell devotes considerable time to each mode, and provides more in depth coverage of the vertical sectors for automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and retail logistics, and high tech.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point
John Manners-Bell is the founder and CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. He is Chairman of the Supply Chain Council of the World Economic Forum and advisor to the UN and the European Commission. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specializing in international trade, transport and logistics. He is also Visiting Professor at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University. John Manners-Bell is author of Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets and Supply Chain Risk.
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