The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

This revised 6th edition of The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management provides solutions to today's key challenges.

Author: Alan Rushton

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749476786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

View: 104

The definitive guide to supply chain philosophy, strategy AND the practicalities of logistics and distribution. The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management is a step-by-step guide to setting up and managing supply chains to add maximum value to the organisations they serve. Benefiting from the author team's years of practical field-based experience in some of the most challenging environments across the world from developed economies to third world countries and war zones, this is a book that will enthuse students and be an invaluable desk reference throughout the careers of practitioners. Packed with worked examples and real-world data The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management offers complete coverage on all the key aspects of distribution, logistics and supply chain planning and management with clear and straightforward explanations. This is not a compilation of work drawn from a disparate collection of research papers and miscellaneous projects but a logical and complete holistic view of how supply chains fit together including the detailed, nitty gritty of the distribution and logistics. Globalisation, increased competition and new technologies have all changed the landscape in which supply chains operate. This fully revised 6th edition of The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management provides solutions to the key challenges. With new material on international freight forwarding, environmental best practice, cool chain, intermodal shipping and outsourcing and a new, detailed index of contents this is the ultimate study/reference companion. New online resources including PowerPoint lecture slides (tables, images and formulae from the text), glossary of terms, weblinks, blog articles, video interviews and infographics.
Categories: Business & Economics

European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics

European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics

This book discusses proven concepts and do's & don'ts for European distribution, as well as for supply chain logistics across three clusters: * Distribution and supply chain management * Fundamentals of European distribution logistics * ...

Author: A. R. van Goor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9020732536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

View: 996

A broad vision of supply chain management is necessary to implement European distribution successfully. European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics focuses on logistics in the European region. This book discusses proven concepts and do's & don'ts for European distribution, as well as for supply chain logistics across three clusters: Distribution and supply chain management Fundamentals of European distribution logistics Demand and supply chain management Each chapter starts with an awareness case and ends with fifteen questions for discussion, a real life case and five reflecting questions. Based on this formula the book is well-suited for students and practitioners in the area of logistics and supply chain management.
Categories: Business & Economics

European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics

European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics

This book discusses proven concepts and do's & don'ts for European distribution, as well as for supply chain logistics across three clusters: Distribution and supply chain management Fundamentals of European distribution logistics Demand ...

Author: Ad R. Van Goor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000035360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

View: 422

A broad vision of supply chain management is necessary to implement European distribution successfully. European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics focuses on logistics in the European region. This book discusses proven concepts and do's & don'ts for European distribution, as well as for supply chain logistics across three clusters: Distribution and supply chain management Fundamentals of European distribution logistics Demand and supply chain management Each chapter starts with an awareness case and ends with fifteen questions for discussion, a real life case and five reflecting questions. Based on this formula the book is well-suited for students and practitioners in the area of logistics and supply chain management.
Categories: Business & Economics

Distribution and Supply Logistics

Distribution and Supply Logistics

Which aspects affect storage design? Which information technologies are suitable for distribution and supply systems? What costs affect distribution and supply systems? These are just some of the questions explored in this book.

Author: Martin Straka

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527541979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 627

View: 815

What is logistics? What is distribution and supply? What is supply chain management? Which elements create distribution and supply space? Which aspects affect storage design? Which information technologies are suitable for distribution and supply systems? What costs affect distribution and supply systems? These are just some of the questions explored in this book. In addition to providing theoretical analysis of the problems of distribution and supply, it practically demonstrates the many ways of using of heuristics to solve specific tasks. It brings together eight case studies to investigate facets such as designing distribution systems, location problem solving, distribution and collection of goods solutions, and inventory management solutions in particular companies. As such, it will appeal to students in the field of logistics, as well as logistics managers, designers and planners.
Categories: Business & Economics

Distribution Planning and Control

Distribution Planning and Control

The book contains chapters on business planning, forecasting, demand, operations and channel planning (DO&CP), inventory management, statistical and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) inventory control, Customer Relationship ...

Author: David F. Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441989390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 820

View: 684

When work began on the first volume ofthis text in 1992, the science of dis tribution management was still very much a backwater of general manage ment and academic thought. While most of the body of knowledge associated with calculating EOQs, fair-shares inventory deployment, productivity curves, and other operations management techniques had long been solidly established, new thinking about distribution management had taken a definite back-seat to the then dominant interest in Lean thinking, quality management, and business process reengineering and their impact on manufacturing and service organizations. For the most part, discussion relating to the distri bution function centered on a fairly recent concept called Logistics Manage ment. But, despite talk of how logistics could be used to integrate internal and external business functions and even be considered a source of com petitive advantage on its own, most of the focus remained on how companies could utilize operations management techniques to optimize the traditional day-to-day shipping and receiving functions in order to achieve cost contain ment and customer fulfillment objectives. In the end, distribution manage ment was, for the most part, still considered a dreary science, concerned with oftransportation rates and cost trade-offs. expediting and the tedious calculus Today, the science of distribution has become perhaps one of the most im portant and exciting disciplines in the management of business.
Categories: Business & Economics

Quantitative Approaches to Distribution Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Quantitative Approaches to Distribution Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This book presents in a systematic way quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management.

Author: Andreas Klose

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642561832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 99

Increasing customer needs, the globalization of markets and the evolution of e-commerce add to the complexity of logistic processes. In today's business, it is well understood that an effective management of logistic processes is impossible without the use of computer-based tools and quantitative methods. This book presents in a systematic way quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management. The main orientation of the book is towards practical problem solving, and numerous case studies and practical applications are presented. The topics covered include: supply chain management, revers logistics, e-commerce, facility location and network planning, vehicle routing, warehousing, inventory control.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Logistics and Distribution Planning

Global Logistics and Distribution Planning

This edition has been updated to cover: the strategic development of logistics and the supply chains; the design and implementation of logistics strategies; the continuing integration of the supply chain; the developments in e-commerce; the ...

Author: Institute of Logistics and Transport (Great Britain)

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749439300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 809

Effective logistics and distribution is essential to the long-term success of a company and is an area of constant innovation. Taking an international perspective, this book outlines the current situation and provides useful ideas and practical information on trends. This edition has been updated to cover: the strategic development of logistics and the supply chains; the design and implementation of logistics strategies; the continuing integration of the supply chain; the developments in e-commerce; the effects of lean and agile operations; measuring and improving performance; environmental issues; and international views on logistics.
Categories: Business & Economics

BASICS OF DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

BASICS OF DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

This introductory text is focused on the essential concepts, tools and strategies that comprise Distribution Management. It emphasizes the idea that distribution management is an effective marketing strategy and a potent competitive tool.

Author: SATISH K. KAPOOR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120321820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 784

Physical Distribution is a distinct but integral part of business logistics, involving all those activities relating to the physical movement of goods from the factory to the consumer. Recently, the concept has been expanded to supply chain management which enables better customer relationship with smooth supply of goods. This introductory text is focused on the essential concepts, tools and strategies that comprise Distribution Management. It emphasizes the idea that distribution management is an effective marketing strategy and a potent competitive tool. Defining the concept of physical distribution in the initial chapter, the book then describes in detail the objectives, functions and components of all the activity centres of physical distribution in the Indian context, from a systems approach. An exclusive chapter is devoted to transportation functions, highlighting the features of interstate movement of goods and the legal procedures related to them. Sufficient coverage is also given to related topics such as distribution control, performance evaluation and organization of physical distribution, besides the 'trade-off' concept. The book, with its wide coverage of topics, should prove to be of immense value to undergraduate students in Business Administration and Business Management.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

Designed for students, young managers and seasoned practitioners alike, this handbook explains the nuts and bolts of the modern logistics and distribution world in plain language.

Author: Alan Rushton

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749433655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 571

View: 977

Designed for students, young managers and seasoned practitioners alike, this handbook explains the nuts and bolts of the modern logistics and distribution world in plain language. Illustrated throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on areas previously not covered, such as: intermodal transport; benchmarking; environmental matters; and vehicle and depot security.
Categories: Business & Economics

Distribution Planning and Control

Distribution Planning and Control

This third edition provides operations management students, academics and professionals with a fully up-to-date, practical and comprehensive sourcebook in the science of distribution and Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Author: David Frederick Ross

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489975782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 915

View: 100

This third edition provides operations management students, academics and professionals with a fully up-to-date, practical and comprehensive sourcebook in the science of distribution and Supply Chain Management (SCM). Its objective is not only to discover the roots and detail the techniques of supply and delivery channel networks, but also to explore the impact of the merger of SCM concepts and information technologies on all aspects of internal business and supply channel management. This textbook provides a thorough and sometimes analytical view of the topic, while remaining approachable from the standpoint of the reader. Although the text is broad enough to encompass all the management activities found in today's logistics and distribution channel organizations, it is detailed enough to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of essential strategic and tactical planning and control processes, as well as problem-solving techniques that can be applied to everyday operations. Distribution Planning and Control: Managing in the Era of Supply Chain Management, 3rd Ed. is comprised of fifteen chapters, divided into five units. Unit 1 of the text, The SCM and Distribution Management Environment, sets the background necessary to understand today’s supply chain environment. Unit 2, SCM Strategies, Channel Structures and Demand Management, reviews the activities involved in performing strategic planning, designing channel networks, forecasting and managing channel demand. Unit 3, Inventory Management in the Supply Chain Environment, provides an in-depth review of managing supply chain inventories, statistical inventory management, and inventory management in a multiechelon channel environment. Unit 4, Supply Chain Execution, traces the translation of the strategic supply chain plans into detailed customer and supplier management, warehousing and transportation operations activities. Finally Unit 5, International Distribution and Supply Chain Technologies, concludes the text by exploring the role of two integral elements of SCM: international distribution management and the deployment of information technologies in the supply chain environment. Each chapter includes summary questions and problems to challenge readers to their knowledge of concepts and topics covered. Additionally supplementary materials for instructors are also available as tools for learning reinforcement.
Categories: Business & Economics

Industrial Logistics

Industrial Logistics

Author: John F. Magee

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89046869178

Category: Materials handling

Page: 353

View: 650

Categories: Materials handling

Distribution

Distribution

The book contains chapters on business planning, forecasting, demand, operations and channel planning (DO&CP), inventory management, statistical and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) inventory control, Customer Relationship ...

Author: David F. Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468400151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 480

It has been said that every generation of historians seeks to rewrite what a previous generation had established as the standard interpretations of the motives and circumstances shaping the fabric of historical events. It is not that the facts of history have changed. No one will dispute that the battle of Waterloo occurred on June 11, 1815 or that the allied invasion of Europe began on June 6, 1944. What each new age of historians are attempting to do is to reinterpret the motives of men and the force of circumstance impacting the direction of past events based on the factual, social, intellectual, and cultural milieu of their own generation. By examining the facts of history from a new perspective, today's historians hope to reveal some new truth that will not only illuminate the course of history but also validate contempo rary values and societal ideals. Although it is true that tackling the task of developing a new text on logistics and distribution channel management focuses less on schools of philosophical and social analysis and more on the calculus of managing sales campaigns, inventory replenishment, and income statements, the goal of the management scientist, like the historian, is to merge the facts and figures of the discipline with today's organizational, cultural, and economic realities. Hopefully, the result will be a new synthesis, where a whole new perspective will break forth, exposing new directions and opportunities.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Retail Supply Chain Management Second Edition

Retail Supply Chain Management  Second Edition

Customer demand and market competition today requires extreme efficiency from end to end. This book offers the retail supply chain executive with the tools needed for full strategic advantage.

Author: James B. Ayers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351647465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 996

Retail supply chain consists of multiple segments from sales to distribution to finance. Retail manufacturers rely on a complicated web of suppliers. Customer demand and market competition today requires extreme efficiency from end to end. This book offers the retail supply chain executive with the tools needed for full strategic advantage. The new edition gives special attention to recent challenges, such as vast technological change, higher levels of customer personalization, and more global supply chains.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cases on Supply Chain and Distribution Management Issues and Principles

Cases on Supply Chain and Distribution Management  Issues and Principles

"This book introduces readers to a wide selection of case studies covering a multitude of supply chains in different economies of the world and examines major issues related to supply chain management"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Garg, Miti

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466600669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 461

View: 713

"This book introduces readers to a wide selection of case studies covering a multitude of supply chains in different economies of the world and examines major issues related to supply chain management"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Business Logistics

Business Logistics

Author: James L. Heskett

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020917038

Category: Business logistics

Page: 557

View: 360

Categories: Business logistics

Quantitative Approaches to Distribution Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Quantitative Approaches to Distribution Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This book presents in a systematic way quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management.

Author: Andreas Klose

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540436901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 661

Increasing customer needs, the globalization of markets and the evolution of e-commerce add to the complexity of logistic processes. In today's business, it is well understood that an effective management of logistic processes is impossible without the use of computer-based tools and quantitative methods. This book presents in a systematic way quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management. The main orientation of the book is towards practical problem solving, and numerous case studies and practical applications are presented. The topics covered include: supply chain management, revers logistics, e-commerce, facility location and network planning, vehicle routing, warehousing, inventory control.
Categories: Business & Economics

Supply Chain and Distribution Management

Supply Chain and Distribution Management

The authors believe that after reading this work, a company knows exactly what needs to be considered when creating a successful Supply Chain and Distribution Management System.

Author: Rakowski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640437658

Category: Business logistics

Page: 52

View: 140

This assignment will explore various aspects of an efficient Supply Chain and Distribution Management System. The authors believe that after reading this work, a company knows exactly what needs to be considered when creating a successful Supply Chain and Distribution Management System. The examples, chosen in the text, of companies such as Dell, DHL, Wal-Mart, as well as Toyota illustrate how companies achieved improvements in their Supply Chain or Distribution Management System. Additionally, the authors explain various manufacturing processes used by different companies. What needs to be understood is that the costs, time and risks involved have to be carefully planned, evaluated and continuously observed as the environment can change very quickly. In today's environment it is supply chains competing against each other rather than companies competing against each other (Fynes, De Burca and Voss, 2005)
Categories: Business logistics

Agile Supply Chain

Agile Supply Chain

For the guest editor Remko I. van Hoek, in the field of logistics the debate between the 'lean' thinkers and those who advocate 'agility' is still very much alive.

Author: Remko Ivan Hoek

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781846630729

Category: Business logistics

Page: 92

View: 793

Categories: Business logistics