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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

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Learn about the supply chain challenges facing retailers with this multi-contributed book from acclaimed academics and experienced retail logistics practitioners.

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About the book

Logistics and supply chains play a vital role in the overall success of retail management. This fifth edition of Logistics and Retail Management covers the major strides made in retail logistics and the challenges which remain, providing students and professionals with the current thinking and research in this strategic field. Including chapters on internationalization, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and green logistics, the book also explores examples from successful organizations such as Schuh and Tesco.

Fully updated with the latest international developments and on-going changes in the field, Logistics and Retail Management, 5th edition is a multi-contributed collection from leading academics and practitioners and an expert editor team. The new edition also includes material on the luxury fashion industry and the logistical challenges of e-commerce. Logistics and Retail Management, 5th edition is the essential text for students of retail logistics and supply chain management, now with supporting online resources.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 10: The Greening of Retail Logistics – Alan McKinnon and Julia Edwards
    • Chapter - 09: The Development of E-Tail Logistics – John Fernie, Suzanne Fernie and Alan McKinnon;
    • Chapter - 08: On-Shelf Availability in UK Retailing – John Fernie and David B Grant;
    • Chapter - 07: Tesco’s Supply Chain Management – Leigh Sparks;
    • Chapter - 06: Supply Chain Strategy in the Fashion and Luxury Industry – Alessandro Brun and Cecilia Castelli;
    • Chapter - 05: The Footwear Supply Chain: The Case of Schuh – John Fernie and Colin Temple;
    • Chapter - 04: The International Fashion Supply Chain and Corporate Social Responsibility – Patsy Perry, John Fernie and Steve Wood;
    • Chapter - 03: The Internationalization of the Retail Supply Chain – John Fernie;
    • Chapter - 02: Relationships in the Supply Chain – John Fernie;
    • Chapter - 01: Retail Logistics: Changes and Challenges – John Fernie and Leigh Sparks;


The book offers a wide range of contemporary insights from subject-specific experts. It is a valuable and flexible teaching resource and, most importantly, an interesting read for everyone who is passionate about retailing and distribution management.
Christoph Teller, Chair in Retailing and Marketing, Head of Marketing and Retail Management, University of Surrey, UK

This new edition of Logistics and Retail Management is more relevant and timelier than ever. The book helps the reader understand the complexity of logistics and supply chain management issues in retail through through theory and interesting cases that everyone can relate to. The challenges of supply chain practice, such as ethical and environmental issues, are dealt with in a very informative and constructive way.
Britta Gammelgaard, Professor, Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

I continue to recommend this book to students. This fifth edition, which reflects the increasing CSR, technological and environmental impacts on retail supply chains, is a well written, highly relevant and up-to-date resource for all retail logistics and supply chain management courses. This is an essential read, achieving the ideal balance between academic and practitioner perspectives of changing retail logistics and supply chains.
Cathryn Hart, Senior Lecturer, Retailing and Operations Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749481605
  • Edition: 5
  • Published: 3rd November 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 344 pages

About the Author

John Fernie is Emeritus Professor of Retail Marketing at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has written and contributed to numerous textbooks and papers on retail management, especially in the field of retail logistics.

Leigh Sparks is Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland. He is on the editorial boards of several leading marketing and business journals.

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