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  • Strategic logistics management - A supply chain management approach 3/e
  • Niemann W, De Villiers G
  • ISBN: 9780627039188
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627039195
  • 476 Pages | Published: 2022

The advent of globalisation has increased complexity for organisations, extending supply chains across large geographical areas, making them longer and more difficult to manage than ever before. Megatrends such as global economic shifts, increased consumer awareness, the rise in information technology, global pandemic outbreaks and climate change highlight a range of new challenges facing business. Strategic logistics management takes a systematic approach to managing the entire flow of materials, information, services and finance from raw material suppliers through manufacturing and warehousing, to the end user.

Strategic logistics management covers the operational and strategic aspects of all the components of business logistics from a supply chain management perspective. It focuses on the integration of all business processes that add value to the customer. Terminology is clearly explained, and the main points are illustrated with practical examples.  

Contents include the following:

·    Customer service 
·    Demand and order management
·    The supply management process
·    Inventory management
·    Transport management
·    Warehouse management 
·    Reverse logistics
·    Contract logistics
·    Global dimensions of logistics 
·    Supply chain risk management and resilience 
·    City logistics
·    Humanitarian logistics

Strategic logistics management is aimed at undergraduate students and graduate programmes in the field of supply chain management. 

PART A Introduction to logistics and supply chain management

Chapter 1 Introduction to logistics and supply chain management


PART B Logistics functions

Chapter 2 Customer service

Chapter 3 Demand and order management

Chapter 4 Supply management

Chapter 5 Inventory management

Chapter 6 Operations and manufacturing

Chapter 7 Transport management

Chapter 8 Warehouse management

Chapter 9 Reverse logistics


PART C Supply chain integration

Chapter 10 Information systems and technology

Chapter 11 Contract logistics

Chapter 12 Logistics network design and channel strategy


PART D Strategic considerations

Chapter 13 Global dimensions of logistics

Chapter 14 Supply chain risk management and resilience

Chapter 15 Sustainable logistics


PART E Contemporary issues

Chapter 16 City logistics

Chapter 17 Humanitarian logistics

PART F Case studies


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