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Introduction to Global Logistics

Delivering the Goods

Get a thorough introduction to global logistics with in-depth coverage of the key strategic principles and practices, and an examination of trends shaping the industry.
EAN: 9780749478254
Edition: 2
Published:
Format: 235x155
384 pages

About the book

Introduction to Global Logistics offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders. In this comprehensive second instalment of Global Logistics Strategies, John Manners-Bell provides an in-depth definition, description and exploration of the strategic principles and practices in transportation modes and supply chain verticals, including: 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.

Introduction to Global Logistics 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.

Online resources available: Chapter-supporting lecturer slides.

About the authors

John Manners-Bell

John Manners-Bell is the CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. He is also Visiting Professor at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University. John Manners-Bell started his working life as an operations manager in a freight forwarding and road haulage company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as European marketing manager for UPS Supply Chain Solutions working at locations across Europe, including France, Netherlands and Germany. He holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster, a BA (Hons) in Classics from King's College London where he was also awarded an Associateship (AKC). John Manners-Bell is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and former Chair of the Supply Chain, Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum, and a Freeman of the City of London.

More about John Manners-Bell

This updated second edition deals with a wide range of complex issues in a straightforward style. The book benefits from the author's many years of experience as a global logistics expert. This knowledge and insight has been brought together into a single volume that will be extremely valuable for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the complex forces for change affecting global logistics.

Michael Browne, Professor of Logistics and Urban Freight Transport, University of Gothenburg