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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 4th Edition

Book Description

Now in its fourth edition, this definitive text explains the nuts and bolts of logistics and distribution in accessible language. Covering all the major elements of modern logisitcs it is an indespensible guide for both students of logistics as well as newly-appointed distribution, logistics and supply chain managers. This edition has been radically updated to reflect the latest advances in logistics and to cover new topics being studied on academic and professionals courses. It includes brand new chapters on: supply chain segmentation, air transport, maritime transport, outsourcing services and decision making and outsourcing management. It provides a thorough explanation of the latest technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID), voice technology, satellite crane systems and dynamic pick systems, together with additional information and examples of warehouse design.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. List of figures
  6. List of tables
  7. Preface
  8. Abbreviations
  9. Part 1: Concepts of logistics and distribution
    1. 1. Introduction to logistics and distribution
    2. 2. Integrated logistics and the supply chain
    3. 3. Customer service and logistics
    4. 4. Channels of distribution
    5. 5. Key issues and challenges for logistics
  10. Part 2: Planning for logistics
    1. 6. Planning framework for logistics
    2. 7. Logistics processes
    3. 8. Supply chain segmentation
    4. 9. Logistics network planning
    5. 10. Logistics management and organization
    6. 11. Manufacturing and materials management
  11. Part 3: Procurement and inventory decisions
    1. 12. Basic inventory planning and management
    2. 13. Inventory and the supply chain
    3. 14. Purchasing and supply
  12. Part 4: Warehousing and storage
    1. 15. Principles of warehousing
    2. 16. Storage and handling systems (palletized)
    3. 17. Storage and handling systems (non-palletized)
    4. 18. Order picking and replenishment
    5. 19. Receiving and dispatch
    6. 20. Warehouse design
    7. 21. Warehouse management and information
  13. Part 5: Freight transport
    1. 22. International logistics: modal choice
    2. 23. Maritime transport
    3. 24. Air transport
    4. 25. Rail and intermodal transport
    5. 26. Road freight transport: vehicle selection
    6. 27. Road freight transport: vehicle costing
    7. 28. Road freight transport: planning and resourcing
  14. Part 6: Operational management
    1. 29. Cost and performance monitoring
    2. 30. Benchmarking
    3. 31. Information and communication technology in the supply chain
    4. 32. Outsourcing: services and decision criteria
    5. 33. Outsourcing: the selection process
    6. 34. Outsourcing management
    7. 35. Security and safety in distribution
    8. 36. Logistics and the environment
  15. References
  16. Index