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Global Logistics New Directions in Supply Chain Management

ISBN-10: 074944813X
ISBN-13: 9780749448134
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 1/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The field of logistics is developing at a remarkable pace. Its role is now integral to the long-term plans of almost all businesses. Communications and IT are offering ever more opportunities; world trade is growing; new markets are developing. At the same time, there is increasing concern for the environment. The world of logistics is constantly evolving in response to these changes. Likewise, the fifth edition of this established book has been revised to represent the current trends, best practices, and latest thinking in global logistics. It serves as a forum allowing the contributors, a range of acknowledged logistics-sector specialists, to discuss key logistics issues and share their authoritative views.

Donald Waters has over 30 years' experience of teaching and working in logistics and operations management. He is the author of several well-known logistics books, including Global Logistics (also published by Kogan Page). He has lectured extensively in the area and was until recently Professor of Operations Management at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is now a visiting professor at various universities, including University of Calgary, Warsaw School of Economics, Czech Management Centre, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of Sheffield, Henley Management College and Edinburgh Business School. He runs a company that is centred around management research and education. He is a member of the CILT.

Trends in the supply chain
Definitions
Development of logistics
Logistics strategy
Improved communications and e-business
Globalization
Satisfying more demanding customers
Responding to changes in the business environment
Conclusions
References
New directions in logistics
The emergence of the value-conscious customer
Logistics and supply chain management
Procurement
Manufacturing
Distribution
The new competitive framework: the four Rs
The organizational challenge
Summary
References
Formulating logistics strategy
Why formulate logistics strategies?
A conceptual approach to formulating logistics strategy
Illustrated typology of possible logistics strategies
Strategic action itineraries in logistics
Summary
References
Agile supply chain operating environments – avoiding implementation pitfalls
Summary
Introduction
Operating circumstances requiring agility
The categorization for operating environments
Mitigating the minefield of pitfalls
Conclusion and reflections
References
Time compression in the supply chain
Time compression
Time compression and competition
What is time compression?
The time compression approach – competitive advantage
The time compression approach – cost advantage
The time compression approach – quality advantage
The time compression approach – technology advantage
The time compression approach – customer focus
Benefits of time compression
Examples of the application of time compression
Time compression of a global supply chain
Conclusion
References
Strategic supply chain management: the power of incentives
Incentivization and the process of exchange
Incentivization and the outsourcing dilemma
Incentivization and supplier management
Conclusion
References
The development of supply chain relationships: a multi-lens approach
Introduction
A review of the existing literature
Methodology
Instrumental case: the Perfect Pineapple Supply Chain Programme
Explanation and discussion
Conclusion
References
Demand flow leadership and the evolution of management concepts
Visions and tools
The evolution of management concepts
The evolution of a new business model
A conceptual model for the implementation of the DCM concept
Case in demand flow leadership – the Electrolux Way
Conclusion
References
Using services marketing strategies for logistics customer service
Introduction
Logistics customer service today
Elements of logistics customer service
Strategies for logistics customer service
Summary
References
Supply chain management: the challenge of systems
The setting
Networks
Complex adaptive systems
Conclusion
References
Information systems and information technologies for supply chain management
Introduction
Functionality of IS/IT in SCM
Strategic issues of IS/IT in SCM

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