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Logistics and Retail Management Emerging Issues and New Challenges in the Retail Supply Chain

ISBN-10: 0749454075

ISBN-13: 9780749454074

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: John Fernie, Leigh Sparks, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK Staff

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Leigh Sparks is Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, UK.

Contributors
Preface
Concepts in Retail Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Retail logistics: changes and challenges
The logistics task
Retail logistics and supply chain transformation
Supply chain management
The grocery retail supply chain in the United Kingdom
Supply chain challenges
Conclusions
Relationships in the supply chain
Quick Response
Efficient Consumer Response
The role of logistics service providers
Conclusions
The internationalization of the retail supply chain
International sourcing
Differences in distribution 'culture' in international markets
The internationalization of logistics practices
Non-Food (Fashion) Logistics
Market orientation and supply chain management in the fashion industry
Introduction
Market orientation approach and supply chain management - a focal point
Market orientation approach and supply chain management - the reality
The role of imitation and innovation in the fashion business
Conclusion and the research agenda for future studies
Fashion logistics and quick response
Managing the fashion logistics pipeline
The lead-time gap
Quick response strategies
Global sourcing and QR
The importance of agility
Conclusion
Agile merchandizing in the European textile fashion industry
Introduction
Global sourcing challenges
Fashion merchandizing
The agile supply network
Agile merchandizing
Future developments
Food Logistics
Tesco's supply chain management
Introduction
The changing Tesco supply chain: establishing control and delivering efficiency
The current network
Other initiatives: the environment
Conclusions and lessons
Temperature controlled supply chains
Introduction
What is a temperature controlled supply chain?
The importance of temperature controlled supply chains
Changes in temperature controlled supply chains
Issues in temperature controlled supply chains
Future developments and constraints
On-shelf availability in UK grocery retailing: a case study
Introduction
Literature background
Methodology
Findings
Conclusions
Emerging Issues: Technology and Environmental Logistics
The development of e-tail logistics
Introduction
The growth of e-commerce
The grocery market
The logistical challenges
Definition of the home delivery channel
Environmental impact of online retail logistics
Conclusions
RFID: transforming technology?
RFID: initial hype and reality
RFID: more measured consideration?
Conclusions
The greening of retail logistics
Introduction
Environmental effects of retail logistics
Framework for analysing the environmental impact of retail deliveries
Managing waste within the retail supply chain
Topical issues
Conclusions
Afterword
Index