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Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

John Manners-Bell, Thomas Cullen, Cathy Roberson


Examines the logistics challenges and opportunities in emerging markets.

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About the book

Emerging Markets hold the key to the development of the global logistics industry over the next twenty years. Whilst developed economies struggle to come to terms with huge levels of debt, newly industrialized markets are showing strong growth prospects as manufacturers and investors look at low-cost production locations.

Essential reading for anyone involved in emerging markets or global logistics, Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets is the definitive guide to maximising opportunities in emerging markets.

This book explores the inherent challenges for global logistics providers when investing and operating in widely-dispersed and sometimes unstable emerging markets. Taking into account the social, economic, and political context, John Manners-Bell, Thomas Cullen, and Cathy Roberson guide you through the key considerations and provide a realistic evaluation of the infrastructures in place to support expansion in emerging markets. Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets analyses prospects for Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, including the potential of future logistics hotspots. There are dedicated sections on the BRIC transport and logistics sectors.

Supported by a unique downloadable survey of 800 top executives, Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets gives you unrivalled access to top executives' evaluation of which emerging markets have the greatest potential to become future logistics hotspots, and how they integrate with global supply chains now and in the future.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Key trends affecting development of emerging markets;
    • Chapter - 02: Emerging market trade and development;
    • Chapter - 03: The main challenges for emerging markets;
    • Chapter - 04: Investment by global logistics companies in emerging markets;
    • Chapter - 05: Industry sector logistics in emerging markets;
    • Chapter - 06: Emerging market survey: which are the best markets to invest in?;
    • Chapter - 07: Asia: China, India and South East Asia;
    • Chapter - 08: Middle East and Africa;
    • Chapter - 09: Mexico and Brazil;
    • Chapter - 10: Russia and Turkey;
    • Chapter - 11: Future trends for emerging markets


A timely, compelling, and comprehensive guide to business activity in emerging markets that offers actionable value for logistics, supply chain, and procurement professionals in a range of industry sectors.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

Companies with global operations need to know how to make the most of opportunities arising in newly industrialized markets. This book explores the challenges of investing and operating in widely dispersed-and sometimes unstable-emerging markets. Sections on the BRIC countries, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, guide readers through key political, social, and economic considerations.
Inbound Logistics

Emerging markets represent a lifeline for manufacturers, retailers and logistics companies eager for growth after the recession. The authors examine this rebalancing, looking at globalisation and reshoring as well as 'disruptive' technologies such as 3D printing. Each region's largest countries are profiled with regard to their logistics markets and what economic trends are impacting on them and there is also a fascinating look at the impact of robotics and automation on emerging markets with a nod to their possible longer-term impact on manual jobs. A must-read for companies interested in investment.
Supply Management

getAbstract recommends the authors' authoritative summary as a useful guide to global supply chain, procurement and logistics. It's an informed behind-the-scenes visit to the industry that makes all the others possible.
getAbstract, Inc.

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749472405
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd September 2014
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 264 pages

About the Author

John Manners-Bell is one of the world's most prominent thought leaders on the subject of logistics. He is the CEO of Transport Intelligence as well as Visiting Professor at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and former Chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum.

Thomas Cullen is a Senior Analyst at Transport Intelligence. He is a widely respected writer and has been researching and analysing the global logistics market for over ten years.

Cathy Roberson is an experienced professional in knowledge management, combining an in-depth understanding of the supply chain industry with extensive market intelligence skills. Before being appointed as Senior Analyst at Transport Intelligence, she spent several years at UPS Supply Chain Solutions as a marketing analyst.

John Manners-Bell

Thomas Cullen

Cathy Roberson

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