ISBN 9780749457143,The Handbook Of Logistics&distribution Management

The Handbook Of Logistics&distribution Management



Kogan Page Limited

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780749457143

ISBN-10 0749457147


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 650 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

Now in its fourth edition, The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management covers the full scope of logistics and distribution providing a broad strategic framework for planning as well as a clear and straightforward description of the basic functions and elements. This definitive handbook clearly explains:

Concepts of logistics and distribution
Planning for logistics
Procurement and inventory decisions
Warehousing and storage
Freight transport
Operational management

Fully revised and expanded with brand new chapters on supply chain segmentation, air transport, maritime transport and outsourcing, there is detailed discussion of the latest trends and issues that confront logistics. This book will help in logistics manager?s quest to improve service and reduce cost, as well as keeping them aware of the many different facets of logistics and the supply chain. It should be of interest to practising managers and supervisors, to candidates undertaking examinations for the various professional institutes, and to students who are reading for degrees in logistics distribution and supply chain management.

About the Authors
Alan Rushton is a Director of Dialog Consultants, and was formerly the Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the CILT (UK).

Phil Croucher is Vice President-Supply Chain for Dalma Energy LLC, has an MSc in Logistics and Distribution Management from Cranfield University and is Chartered Fellow of the CILT (UK)

Dr Peter Baker is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University and a Chartered Fellow of the CILT (UK).

Table of Contents
Part I: Concepts of logistics and distribution
Introduction to logistics and distribution
Integrated logistics and the supply chain
Customer service and logistics
Channels of distribution
Key issues and challenges for logistics
Part II: Planning for logistics
Logistics processes
Supply chain segmentation
Logistics network planning
Logistics management and organization
Manufacturing and materials management
Part III: Procurement and inventory decisions
Basic inventory planning and management
Inventory and the supply chain
Purchasing and supply
Part IV: Warehousing and storage
Principles of warehousing
Storage and handling systems (palletized)
Storage and handling systems (non-palletized)
Order picking and replenishment
Receiving and dispatch
Warehouse design
Warehouse management and information
Part V: Freight transport
International logistics: modal choice
Maritime transport
Air transport
Rail and intermodal transport
Road freight transport: vehicle selection
Road freight transport: vehicle costing
Road freight transport: planning and resourcing
Part VI: Operating management
Cost and performance monitoring
Information and communication technology in the supply chain
Outsourcing: services and decision criteria
Outsourcing: the selection process
Outsourcing management
security and safety in distribution
Logistics and the environment.