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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