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The Definitive Guide to Transportation: Principles, Strategies, and Decisions for the Effective Flow of Goods and Services

Book Description

This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain transportation processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for cost-efficiently and effectively moving goods between sellers and buyers. CSCMP and Thomas Goldsby introduce crucial concepts including transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and much more. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Transportation helps you optimize all facets of transportation, one of the highest-cost, highest-impact areas of supply chain management. Coverage includes:

  • Basic transportation management concepts and their essential roles in demand fulfillment

  • Key elements, processes, and interactions of transportation operations management

  • Design principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable transportation operations

  • The critical role of technology in managing transportation operations and product flows

  • Requirements and challenges of planning and moving goods between countries

  • Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Dedication Page
    5. Contents
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. About the Authors
    8. Section 1. Transportation: The Basics
      1. 1. Transportation in Business and the Economy
        1. Transportation and Logistics
        2. Transportation and the Supply Chain
        3. Transportation and the Economy
        4. Transportation, Society, and the Environment
        5. Summary
        6. Endnotes
      2. 2. A Survey of Transportation Modes
        1. An Overview of the Modes
        2. The Five Modes of Transportation
        3. Intermodal Transportation
        4. Summary
        5. Endnotes
      3. 3. The Economics of Transportation
        1. Accounting Costs and Economic Costs
        2. Fixed Costs and Variable Costs
        3. Carrier Cost Metrics
        4. Carrier Pricing and Costs for Shippers
        5. Expressions of Transportation Rates
        6. Additional Services and Fees
        7. Summary
        8. Endnotes
      4. 4. The Transportation Services Market
        1. Private Transportation
        2. Outsourcing Transportation
        3. Summary
        4. Endnotes
    9. Section 2. Transportation for Managers
      1. 5. An Overview of Transportation Management
        1. Transportation Management Decision Making
        2. Network Design
        3. Lane Analysis
        4. Mode and Carrier Selection
        5. Service Negotiations
        6. Service Evaluation
        7. Dock- and Movement-Level Decisions
        8. Transportation Documentation
        9. Summary
        10. Endnotes
      2. 6. Transportation Technologies
        1. Understanding the Need for Technology: The Bullwhip Effect
        2. Technology Architecture
        3. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
        4. Transportation Management System (TMS)
        5. Routing and Scheduling (R&S) Systems
        6. Automatic Identification
        7. Control and Monitoring Systems
        8. Summary
        9. Endnote
        10. For Further Reading
      3. 7. Transportation’s Role in Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy
        1. Lean Logistics
        2. Shared Transportation Resources
        3. Merge-in-Transit (MIT)
        4. Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI)
        5. Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
        6. Collaborative Transportation Management (CTM)
        7. Summary
        8. Endnotes
      4. 8. Transportation and Global Supply Chains
        1. Need for Global Supply Chains
        2. International Modes of Transportation
        3. Enablers and Key Players in Transporting Goods to Global Supply Chains
        4. Incoterms
        5. Key Documents Used in Enabling Transportation for Global Supply Chains
        6. Summary
        7. Endnotes
      5. 9. Transportation and Sustainability
        1. Transportation’s Role in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
        2. Triple Bottom Line (TBL)
        3. Potential Solutions to Make Transportation More Sustainable
        4. Summary
        5. Endnotes
    10. Section 3. Transportation in 2013 and Beyond
      1. 10. The Future of Transportation
        1. Changes Affecting Consumer Shopping Behavior
        2. Changes in Technology
        3. Geopolitical, Legislative, and Societal Changes
        4. Summary
        5. Endnotes
        6. For Further Reading
    11. Index