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Logistics and Retail Management

Logistics and Retail Management

Emerging Issues and New Challenges in the Retail Supply Chain

John Fernie, Leigh Sparks


Reflect on the changing needs of the global marketplace and respond to challenges faced by retailers with this collection of key developments in supply chain management in retail.

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About the book

The fourth edition of Logistics and Retail Management has been substantially updated to take account of recent developments in retail logistics. Retailers have recognised the need to have more involvement in supply chains and noted that benefits can be achieved in both service levels and cost reduction. Notwithstanding the major strides made, numerous challenges remain, and new issues are constantly emerging.

This book brings together well-known academics and practitioners, who share their research, ideas and experience of current thinking on supply chain management in retail. Reflecting the changing needs of the global marketplace and responding to the challenges faced by retailers, this new book features a chapter on International Fashion Supply Chain Management and another on CSR and the textile supply chain.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Retail logistics: changes and challenges – John Fernie and Leigh Sparks;
    • Chapter - 02: Relationships in the supply chain – John Fernie;
    • Chapter - 03: The internationalization of the retail supply chain – John Fernie;
    • Chapter - 04: The international fashion supply chain and corporate social responsibility – Patsy Perry, John Fernie and Steve Wood;
    • Chapter - 05: The footwear supply chain: the case of Schuh – John Fernie and Colin Temple;
    • Chapter - 06: Supply chain strategy in the fashion and luxury industry – Alessandro Brun and Cecilia Castelli;
    • Chapter - 07: Tesco’s supply chain management – Leigh Sparks;
    • Chapter - 08: On-shelf availability in UK retailing – John Fernie and David B Grant;
    • Chapter - 09: The development of e-tail logistics – John Fernie, Suzanne Fernie and Alan McKinnon;
    • Chapter - 10: The greening of retail logistics – Alan McKinnon and Julia Edwards


Extremely valuable material for any student of retail logistics... well-written and relevant... a worthwhile acquisition.
International Journal of Logistics

The authors combine academic research and practical experience to arm retail and logistics managers with information to help them meet the challenges of the modern retail marketplace.
Jason McDowell, Inbound Logistics

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749468231
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 3rd April 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 280 pages

About the Author

John Fernie is Professor of Retail Marketing at Heriot-Watt University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Leigh Sparks is Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chair of the Academy of Marketing Research Committee.

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