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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

Understanding the Supply Chain

Alan Rushton, Phil Croucher, Peter Baker

£44.99

Explore all stages of the supply chain, from raw materials through to the final distribution of the finished product, with this definitive guide.

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About the book

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management explains clearly the functions and elements related to logistics, supply chain and distribution management. Covering all the major aspects of modern logistics, it is an indispensable guide for both students as well as newly appointed distribution, logistics and supply chain managers seeking to improve service and lower costs while reducing environmental impact.

This fully revised 6th edition of The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management includes the latest advances in logistics and covers new topics being studied on academic and professionals courses. There are whole new sections on critical topics including costs and trade-offs, demand forecasting, inventory planning, international freight forwarding and outsourcing logistics.


Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Concepts of logistics and distribution;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction to logistics and distribution;
    • Chapter - 02: Integrated logistics and the supply chain
    • Chapter - 03: Customer service and logistics;
    • Chapter - 04: Channels of distribution;
    • Chapter - 05: Key issues and challenges for logistics;
  • Section - TWO: Planning for logistics;
    • Chapter - 06: Planning framework for logistics;
    • Chapter - 07: Logistics processes;
    • Chapter - 08: Supply chain segmentation;
    • Chapter - 09: Logistics costs and trade-offs;
    • Chapter - 10: Logistics network planning;
    • Chapter - 11: Logistics management and organisation;
    • Chapter - 12: Omnichannel fulfilment;
    • Chapter - 13: Manufacturing logistics;
  • Section - THREE: Procurement, inventory & demand forecasting;
    • Chapter - 14: Procurement and supply;
    • Chapter - 15: Inventory: the basic concepts;
    • Chapter - 16: Inventory and the supply chain;
    • Chapter - 17: Inventory planning and demand forecasting;
  • Section - FOUR: Warehousing and storage;
    • Chapter - 18: Principles of warehousing;
    • Chapter - 19: Storage and handling systems (palletised);
    • Chapter - 20: Storage and handling systems (non-palletised);
    • Chapter - 21: Order picking and packing;
    • Chapter - 22: Receiving and despatch;
    • Chapter - 23: Warehouse design;
    • Chapter - 24: Warehouse management and information;
  • Section - FIVE: Freight transport;
    • Chapter - 25: International logistics: modal choice;
    • Chapter - 26: Maritime transport;
    • Chapter - 27: Air transport;
    • Chapter - 28: Rail and intermodal transport;
    • Chapter - 29: Road freight transport: vehicle selection;
    • Chapter - 30: Road freight transport: vehicle costing;
    • Chapter - 31: Road freight transport: planning and resourcing;
    • Chapter - 32: Road freight transport: vehicle routeing & scheduling;
    • Chapter - 33: International freight forwarding;
  • Section - SIX: Outsourcing logistics;
    • Chapter - 34: Outsourcing: operations & services;
    • Chapter - 35: Outsourcing: decision criteria;
    • Chapter - 36: Outsourcing: the selection process;
    • Chapter - 37: Outsourcing management;
  • Section - SEVEN: Operational management;
    • Chapter - 38: Cost and performance monitoring;
    • Chapter - 39: Benchmarking;
    • Chapter - 40: Information and communication technology in the supply chain;
    • Chapter - 41: Security and safety;
    • Chapter - 42: Logistics and the environment;
    • Chapter - 43: Humanitarian logistics



Reviews

I would recommend this as one of the most readable books available for logistics and supply chain students and professionals around the world.
Dorothea Carvalho, Director of Professional Development, CILT

A whopping 720 pages filled with a wealth of information on all aspects of the supply chain, from raw materials through to final distribution of the finished product.
Martijn Graat, Logisticsmatter.com


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749476779
  • Edition: 6
  • Published: 3rd January 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 240x170
  • 888 pages

About the Author

Alan Rushton is a Director of Dialog Consultants, and was formerly the Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the CILT (UK).

Phil Croucher is an independent supply chain consultant and lecturer, has an MSc in Logistics and Distribution Management from Cranfield University and is a Chartered Fellow of the CILT (UK).

Dr Peter Baker is an independent consultant and lecturer, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and a Chartered Fellow of CILT (UK).


Alan Rushton


Phil Croucher


Peter Baker


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