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International Business, 8th Edition by Michael H. Moffett, Iikka A. Ronkainen, Michael Czinkota

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CHAPTER 16

Logistics and Supply-Chain Management

CHAPTER CONTENTS & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS DEFINED

1. To understand the escalating importance of logistics and supply-chain management as crucial tools for competitiveness

SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

2. To learn about materials management and physical distribution

THE NEW DIMENSIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

3. To learn why international logistics is more complex than domestic logistics

INTERNATIONAL INVENTORY ISSUES

4. To see how the transportation infrastructure in host countries often dictates the options open to the manager

INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING ISSUES

5. To learn why international inventory management is crucial for success

INTERNATIONAL STORAGE ISSUES

6. To learn about interactions between different logistics components

MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

7. To decide who should be in charge of logistics

THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE INTERNET

8. To appreciate how information and data exchange are pivotal for supply-chain management

LOGISTICS AND SECURITY

9. To understand the vulnerability and support of logistics

LOGISTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

10. To see and consider the linkages between logistics and sustainability

Supply-Chain Management Logistics in China

The importance of the trade relationship between China and the United States has been steadily rising. In 2000, China was fourth on the list of the top ten U.S. trading partners, following Canada, Mexico, and Japan. Its trade volume with the United States ...

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