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International Logistics Global Supply Chain Management

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ISBN-10: 1402074530

ISBN-13: 9781402074530

Edition: 2003

Authors: Douglas Long

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Students of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management, as well as international managers will find International Logistics: Global Supply Chain Management an essential reference for understanding how cargo is moved around the world. A comprehensive guide that includes the theory and practice of global supply chain management, International Logistics: Global Supply Chain Management uses current, real-world issues to make the material as relevant as possible, notwithstanding the fast-paced nature of this industry. Yet, the author also includes the theory and history of global supply chain management to provide a deeper understanding of the intricacies involved. Logistics and…    
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Book details

List price: $249.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 431
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Contents in Brief
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Global Operations Management
Introduction to International Logistics
What Is Logistics?
What Is the Goal of Logistics?
Regional Logistics Assessment
The Role of Transportation
A Brief History of Transportation and Logistics
Global Sourcing and Trade
Global Sourcing
Terms of Sale and Incoterms
International Political Economy
Why National Trade
International Trade Patterns
Global Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain Concept
Efficiency in a Supply Chain
Channel Relationships
Managing the Supply Chain
Marketing Channels
Strategic Planning
The Planning Process
ISO9000
Financial Issues
Location Theory and Network Design
Material Requirements Planning
Forecasting
Benchmarking
Reverse Logistics
Global Freight Transportation Management
Transportation Planning
Traffic Management
Trade and Equipment Balance
Mode Selection and Carrier Management
Transportation Regulation
Transportation Economics
Packaging
Intermodalism and Land Transport
What Is Intermodalism?
Intermodal Equipment
Managing Intermodal Transport
Roadway Transport
Railroad Transport
Inland Shipping
Pipelines
Maritime Shipping
Ships and Shipping Equipment
Shipping Company Operations
Maritime Economics
Shipping Regulation
Managing Ocean Carriers
Air Transportation
Air Transportation
Airplanes and Aviation Equipment
Air Cargo Operations
Aviation Economics
Aviation Regulation
Managing Air Carriers
Case Study: The Environmental and Economic Impact of an Air Cargo Airport
Ports and Facilities
Port and Facility Functions
Ocean Ports
Air Ports
Warehousing
Free Trade Zones
Import/Export Operations
Customs and Regulations
Customs and Regulations
Export/Import Clearance
Managing the Customs Function
U.S. Customs Service Judgment: The Elephant Jock Strap
Trade Documentation
The Role of Documentation
The Legal Status of Documents
Contracts
The Documentation Flow
Bills of Lading and Waybills
Insurance and Liability
Trade Finance
The Environment of International Trade Finance
The Letter of Credit Transaction Process
Letters of Credit
Currency Issues
Insurance
Case Study: Supporting a Floating City
Security
Corruption
Dangerous Goods
Security
Smuggling
Case Study: Armenia's Gateway to the World: The Geopolitical Significance of the Port of Poti
Logistics Management
Intermediaries and Alliances
The Role of Intermediaries
Types of Intermediaries
Managing Alliances and Subcontractors
Inventory Management
Inventory Types and Characteristics
Principals of Inventory Management
Inventory Economics
Inventory Control Methods
Case Study: If Only Horses Had Wings
Information Systems
The Nature of Information and Information Systems
Information Systems and the Firm
Logistics Information Systems
Measurement of Business Processes
Case Study: Competitive Intelligence and International Logistics
Public Logistics
Public and Private Infrastructure
Military Logistics
Postal Service
The International Trade in Toxic Waste
The Logistics of Humanitarian Relief
Selected Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index