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  • Strategic logistics management - A supply chain management approach 2/e
  • De Villiers G, Nieman G, Niemann W
  • ISBN: 9780627034213
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627034220
  • 400 Pages | Published: 2017

For many years, procurement, materials management and logistics were regarded as the responsibility of either operations or marketing departments. The late 1980s saw the shift in focus to supply management, and later to supply chain management. Since the early 1990s, the field has become increasingly important to firms as the marketplace has become more and more competitive. Strategic logistics management takes a systematic approach to managing the entire flow of materials, information, services and finance from raw materials suppliers through factories and warehousing, to the end user.

Strategic logistics management covers the operational and strategic aspects of all the components of logistics from a supply chain management perspective. It focuses on the integration of all business processes that add value to the customer. The book has been divided into five sections for easy access, with the final one focusing on case studies. Terminology is clearly explained and the main points are illustrated with many practical examples. A new chapter on humanitarian logistics has been provided. 

Contents include the following:

•           The procurement process

•           The use of contracts

•           Warehouse design and layout

•           Inventory and inventory management

•           Reverse logistics

•           Transport

•           Customer service

•           Alignment of supply and demand

•           Global distribution strategies

•           Humanitarian logistics 

Strategic logistics management is aimed at undergraduate studies as well as graduate programmes. It is the only case study-based South African textbook in this field.







PART A: Introduction to supply chain management

Chapter 1 Introduction to supply chain management


PART B: Supply chain elements 

Chapter 2 Sourcing

Chapter 3 Contract management

Chapter 4 Warehousing 

Chapter 5 Inventory

Chapter 6 Operations and manufacturing

Chapter 7 Reverse logistics

Chapter 8 Transport

Chapter 9 Customer service

Chapter 10 Logistics information systems


PART C: Supply chain integration

Chapter 11 Logistics channels and network design

Chapter 12 Alignment of supply and demand

Chapter 13 Management strategies


PART D: Other strategic considerations

Chapter 14 Global logistics

Chapter 15 Integrated supply chain risk management

Chapter 16 Humanitarian logistics


 PART E: Case studies




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