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Global Logistics and Distribution Planning Strategies for Management

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ISBN-10: 0749439300

ISBN-13: 9780749439309

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: Donald Waters

List price: $75.00
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The field of logistics has continued to develop at a remarkable pace. Until recently logistics was barely considered in the long-term plans of even major companies: now its strategic role is recognized in almost every organization. This is hardly surprising. Recent years have seen a growth in international trade, strategic alliances, e-commerce and increased outsourcing of non-core activities. Add to this the increased emphasis on customer satisfaction, flexible operations, time compression and concern for the environment, and it becomes clear why organizations are concentrating on getting their logistics right.Taking a truly international perspective, Global Logistics and Distribution…    
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List price: $75.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090

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…    

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Development and trends in supply chain management
Changing views of logistics
Integration of the supply chain
Logistics strategy
Trends in logistics
Global logistics
Measuring performance
Improving performance
New directions in logistics
The emergence of the value-conscious customer
Logistics and supply chain management
The new competitive framework: the three Rs
The organizational challenge
Future trends in supply chain management
More than just lorries and buyers
More than just orders and information
More than just fast and efficient
More than just textbooks and totebins
Summary and conclusion
Agile supply chain operating environments
Agile supply chain principles
Operating circumstances requiring agility
The categorization for operating environments
Conclusion and reflections
Time compression in the supply chain
Time compression and competition
What time compression is
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
Formulating a logistics strategy
Why formulate logistics strategies?
A conceptual approach to formulating logistics strategy
Illustrated typology of possible logistics strategies
Strategic action itineraries in logistics
Further reading
Thinking strategically about supply chain relationships management: the issue of incentives
Incentivization and the process of exchange
Incentivization and the outsourcing dilemma
Incentivization and supplier management
Supply/demand chain management: the next frontier for competitiveness
The starting point
Perceived customer value
The evolution of the logistics concept
A new perspective
Process management
Supply chain management
Demand chain management
Demand/supply chain linkages
Further reading
Internet traders can increase profitability by reshaping their supply chains
Internet trading is set to account for a quarter of all purchases in the next five years
Customer satisfaction so far has been less than satisfactory
The integration of the business processes and systems did not always receive enough management attention
Moving away from traditional supply chains and distribution networks adds complexity but provides an opportunity for profit
How Internet traders can take advantage of the opportunities available from streamlined supply chains and distribution networks
The establishment of a vision of the future
Reviewing business processes and electronic systems
The opportunity is waiting to be exploited
Organization, the supply chain and IT
The path to the Internet
The Internet implications
Networks and the new players
The new organization
Concluding remarks
Performance measurement and management in the supply chain
Keeping score--a basic management principle
The balanced scorecard: the standard for goal setting and measurement
The fundamental concepts of supply chain management and measurement
Mastering the complexity of supply chain and logistics performance management
The principle of 'input and output measures'
Setting goals across the chain through service level agreements
The 'delivery, recovery and stewardship' model
Defining the specific metrics across the chain
Collecting and managing data
Future directions in performance measurement
Benchmarking in logistics and supply chain management
What benchmarking is
A brief history of benchmarking
What it can do for you
Scoping benchmarking studies
Quantitative versus qualitative benchmarking
A systematic approach
The people issues in benchmarking
The pitfalls
Critical success factors (CSFs) for benchmarking
Hasn't benchmarking had its day?
Lessons learnt
Supply-chain-related case studies--benchmarking in action
Outsourcing the logistics function
Growth of outsourcing
Factors promoting outsourcing
The process of externalization
Recent trends in the purchase of logistical services
Evolving relationship between providers and users of logistical services
Delivering sustainability through supply chain management
Purchasing or procurement
Production or manufacturing
Use and maintenance
Dispose or recycle and reuse
Managerial and financial sustainability
Retail logistics
The evolution of the logistics concept
Logistics and competitive strategy in retailing
Efficient consumer response (ECR)
Differences in logistics 'culture' in international markets
Consumer choice and retail formats
Manufacturer-retailer relationships
Logistics cost structures
Role of the third-party contractor
The internationalization of logistics practice
The future
Managing the financial supply chain: scope, services and problems
Enlarging the scope of supply chain management towards finance
Drivers of finance-related logistics costs
Controlling your finance costs in the supply chain
Creating value through supply chain finance
Integrating finance into supply chain management
The market for SCF services
Training in logistics
About learning
Business trends
Development trends
Responding to a changing environment
The logistics environment
Performance development model
Learning foundations
If you think training is expensive, try ignorance
City logistics: the continuing search for sustainable solutions
Introduction: the urban logistics dilemma
The EC and UK contexts
A range of potential urban freight solutions
Urban freight trans-shipment centres
Promoting consolidated freight movements in urban areas
Bigger vehicles or smaller vehicles for urban logistics work
Vehicle technology: alternative vehicle fuels and quieter vehicles
Information systems and transport telematics: urban logistics applications
Time-of-day or vehicle size restrictions in urban areas
Urban collection and delivery at night
Freight quality partnerships in the United Kingdom
Conclusions: the preference for encouragement rather than enforcement
Further reading
Global enterprise logistics: one tradition ends and another begins
Global enterprise logistics
Global logistics: current issues
Case studies
Uncovering value within your logistics organization
The changing supply of logistics services in the UK
UK market trends
Market structure: a recent oligopoly
'Europe sans frontiers': new market opportunities and threats
UK logistics companies in the rest of Europe
Other European logistics operators in the United Kingdom
Global strategy
Requirements for integration
Preparing to integrate the supply chain
International partnerships
Continuous improvement
Cultural differences
Balancing price, quality and service
Developments in Western European logistics strategies
Changes in the demand for logistics services
Market structure of logistics service providers
Logistics strategies in the European grocery industry
Transportation in Europe
Opportunities and pressures for logistics providers in a new Europe
Concluding remarks
Logistics strategies for Central and Eastern Europe
Conditions of economic development of CEE countries before 1990
The logistics system of CEE before 1989
Development of logistics in the period of transition
Logistics strategies in CEE countries
Further reading
Route-to-market for Western consumer goods in Asia
Economic background
Consumer markets in Southeast Asia
Current players in Southeast Asia
Choosing routes for entry to Asia's markets
An example of entering the market: Tesco
Logistics strategies for North America
Distinctive North American conditions
Supply chain management strategies
Features of supply chain processes