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International Logistics

ISBN-10: 0814406661
ISBN-13: 9780814406663
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Description: Moving products and equipment between countries in a time and cost-effective manner is one of the biggest challenges in business. This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth look at this topic.

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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 7/3/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Moving products and equipment between countries in a time and cost-effective manner is one of the biggest challenges in business. This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth look at this topic.

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Overview
International Logistics for the Firm
Outline for This Book
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: WWE: Emergency Response to Terrorism
Governments' Interest and Involvement in International Logistics
Introduction
Economic Importance
National Defense Concerns
Export Controls on Strategic Materials
Boycotts and Antiboycotts
Controls on Imports
Government Support for Its International Carriers
Port State Control and Flags of Convenience
Controls on International Aviation
Labor Unions
Environmental Issues
Multigovernment Programs
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Port of Short Beach
Logistics in Different Parts of the World
Introduction
Getting Started
Understanding Cultural Differences
The Cultural Environment: Beliefs, Values, Customs
Managing Differences with U.S. Cultural Values
Language Differences
Logistical Development in Different Nations
The First World: An Evolved Logistics Infrastructure
The Emerging Nations
The Third World
Trade Blocs
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Minex Phosphates
Ocean Ships and Shipping
Introduction
Cargo Types
Vessels and Vessel Characteristics
Vessel Types
Vessel Ownership by Nation
Shipbuilding
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Macao Wastebaskets
Chartering Bulk Ocean Carriers
Introduction
Patterns of the World's Bulk Shipping
The Supply of Shipping
Types of Charter Arrangements
The Charter Agreement
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Coals to Newcastle
The Ocean Liner Contract System
Introduction
Ocean Liner Conferences
Relationships Among Conference Members
Conferences and Competition
Conference Relationship with Shippers
Conference Relationship with Governments
Publishing Rates
Service Contracts
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Gitomer Container Leasing Company
International Air Transportation
Introduction
Development of Aviation
World War II
Commercial Jet Airliners
The Emery-SRI Report
Wide-Bodied Jets
Air Cargo Containers
The Airline Industry
Rate Making and Rates
Air Cargo Documentation and Insurance
Air Cargo Growth
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Burt & Gert's Forwarding Co.
Surface Transport to and from Ports, and to and from Canada and Mexico
Introduction
Movements to and from Ports
Intermodalism
Land Transportation to and from Canada and Mexico
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Kokomo Diesels
Seaports, Airports, Canals, and Tunnels
Introduction
Seaports
Airports
Canals, Tunnels, and Bridges
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Paula's Food Products
International Logistics Functions and Intermediaries
Introduction
Outbound Logistics Functions
Inbound Logistics Functions
Overall Logistics Activities
Logistics Intermediaries
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Betty's Brownies
Terms of Sale and Payment
Introduction
Terms of Sale
Selling Terms
Terms of Payment
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Van Bemmel Steamship Company
Documentation and Insurance
Introduction
Documentation
Cargo Insurance
Hull Insurance
Air Cargo Insurance
Land Transport
Settlement of Insurance Claims
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: The Great Bite Peach Company
Logistics of Export Product Movement
Introduction
International Transaction Channel Activities and Their Influence on the Movement of Goods through the Distribution Channel
The International Distribution Channel
Hazardous Materials Transportation
Friction or Fraud in the Distribution Channel?
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Manwell Toy Importers
International Sourcing
Introduction
Why Source Globally?
Designing a Global Sourcing System
Global Sourcing and Procurement
Monitoring and Improving
Issues in Importing and Exporting
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Barbara's Blouses
Logistics of Famine Relief
Introduction
Famine Relief Logistics
Command and Control
Demand Forecasting
Sourcing
Packaging
Managing Inventories
Site (or Route) Selection
Warehousing and Storage
Transport
Documentation
Parts and Service Support
"Customer" Service
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Famine Relief in East Africa
The Role of Logistics in International Supply Chain Management
Introduction
The Global Business Climate and International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Two Strategic Approaches for Global Supply Chain Management
The Coordinating Role of International Logistics in Supply Chain Management
Managing Successful Global Supply Chain Collaboration
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Fedco Fasteners
Future Issues in International Logistics
Introduction
Increased Use of World-Class Logistics Practices
Multi-Country Trade Alliances
One-Stop Shopping Concept
Amodalism
Environmental Concerns
Space Transport and Exploration
The Internet
Summary
End-of-Chapter Questions
Case: Global Trust Company

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