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The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit

Over 100 Tools and Guides for Supply Chain, Transport, Warehousing and Inventory Management

Gwynne Richards, Susan Grinsted

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Offers a complete toolkit for warehouse, transport and inventory managers, covering all the techniques and processes they need to operate efficient logistics operations

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About the book

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit provides practical, take-away tools for warehouse, inventory and transport managers to apply to the day-to-day challenges of logistics and supply chain management. This book offers applicable solutions to some of the most frequently encountered problems of the industry. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised to ensure that all research is updated to reflect the latest innovations in technology and processes. The tools have been revised to ensure the utmost relevance, and a collection of new tools has been added to ensure that the book is relevant and applicable in light of the most recent changes to the sector.

The aim of The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit is to provide today's managers with a toolbox of practical ideas and information to help them in their day-to-day work. It explains a number of the major management tools and suggests areas within supply chain and logistics where they can be applied. The tools have been put into chapters, including supply chains, warehousing, transport and inventory. Online supporting resources include downloadable tools.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - 01: Warehouse management tools and guides;
  • Section - 02: Transport management tools;
  • Section - 03: Inventory management tools;
  • Section - 04: Supply chain management tools;
  • Section - 05: Outsourcing tools;
  • Section - 06: General management tools;
  • Section - 07: Performance management tools;
  • Section - 08: Financial management tools and ratios;
  • Section - 09: Problem-solving tools;


The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit is a highly practical book. It includes a set of useful logistics tools that force practitioners to reconsider their current practice in a systematic manner. If you are open to new ideas and want to go forward with your business, then I recommend diving into The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit!
Jeroen van den Berg, Director at Storelink

The Logistics & Supply Chain Toolkit book is a good and comprehensive collection of different tools covering more or less all currently discussed aspects of transport, warehousing and inventory management. Some further optimisation activities can be based on these tools - we have tested some of them in real business environment - with surprising results. All in all a real practical guideline to improve your business!
Rolf Neise, Visiting Professor at ISM International School of Management, Hamburg

Logistics and supply chain managers looking for a textbook that covers every aspect of warehousing, transporting and inventory need look no further - their bible has arrived.
Supply Management

A book that summarizes and explains many of the key techniques that make logistics the profession that it is. Certainly one that will not gather dust on a bookshelf, but will gather insight and understanding in the workplace.
Professor Neil H Ashworth, Chief Executive Officer, Collect+, United Kingdom

A great resource that not only provides the tools but also gives you a plan. Sufficiently succinct to give comprehensive coverage of the subject, but in enough depth to work as a standalone reference. I thoroughly recommend it.
Nigel Price, Managing Director, CRP, United Kingdom

An invaluable source of practical information on all aspects of the supply chain, which will be useful to both practitioners and those studying the subject at any academic level. The toolkit provides an excellent resource to help in this task. Enhanced by many illustrations and tables, with inputs from a range of companies and practitioners and references to useful websites and literature, this book is a must-buy for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating industry.
Dr Sharon Cullinane, Gothenburg Business School, Sweden

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit, second edition, is a well-researched, substantial reference book. Packed full of clear examples and with a very structured approach, this is an excellent practical guide into the understanding of logistics tools and how to apply them in the real world. It's a must-read for anyone who is involved in logistics and supply chain management.
Carole Verry, Consultant, France

A hands-on guide to help you develop your in-house supply chain strategy and your very own step-by-step plan on how to get there. Take this rare opportunity to explore a large variety of tools and examples in one single book!
Corina Roman, MBA, PMP, Prince2, Project Manager, Healthcare Industry, Australia

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit by Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted is an instructional book based in reality, free from assumptions and pretense but full of real world applications.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749475574
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd July 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 400 pages

About the Author

Gwynne Richards has over thirty years' experience in warehouse management and logistics. As well as running his own successful logistics consultancy he provides a number of courses on warehouse and transport management for practitioners. He is Module Tutor for TTM full time Masters course at Warwick and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the author of Warehouse Management.

Susan Grinsted is an independent educator, trainer and consultant, who works with a number of educational institutions in Britain, France and Finland, as well as with multinational companies all over the world. Her work focuses on transferring knowledge and skills to enable companies to improve their performance.

Gwynne Richards

Susan Grinsted

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