About this title:
The latest edition of this market leading text has adopted a supply chain approach, one of the latest developments in logistics management. Its managerial focus blends logistics theory with practical applications and includes updated material of latest transportation regulations and carrier pricing.
About the Author:
John J. Coyle is director of corporate relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research and professor emeritus of supply chain and information systems at Penn State University. His current research is focused on supply chain transformation and effectively measuring improved supply chain performance at the C level in an organization. A closely related topic that he is pursuing is reverse channels of distribution and their special logistical problems. The author of more than 100 publications in the areas of transportation and logistics, Professor Coyle has presented papers on these topics at professional meetings, including the Council of Logistics Management, the American Marketing Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the Transportation Research Forum, and the Southern Marketing Association. In addition to TRANSPORTATION, he also coauthors the best-seller THE MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS. From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Coyle was editor of the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, and he has served on the editorial review board of the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, THE SUPPLY CHAIN REVIEW, and THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS. In 1991, he received the Council of Logistics Management's Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the art and science of logistics. In 2003, The Philadelphia Traffic Club named Dr. Coyle Person of the Year, and in 2004 he received the Eccles Medal from the International Society of Logistics and the Lion's Paw Medal from Penn State. Dr. Coyle serves on the board of three logistics companies. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Penn State and his doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was a U.S. Steel Fellow.
Edward J. Bardi is principal of Bardi Consulting and professor emeritus of business logistics at the University of Toledo. He also has served as acting dean and associate dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Toledo and has held faculty positions at Iowa State University. Dr. Bardi has published numerous articles dealing with business logistics, transportation management, carrier selection, economic development, and employee household goods movement in various journals, including TRANSPORTATION JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, HANDLING AND SHIPPING, BAYLOR BUSINESS REVIEW, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION REVIEW, and PERSONNEL JOURNAL. He also is co-author of SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE, 8e. A popular seminar leader of domestic and global business logistics management development programs, Dr. Bardi has served as a consultant to numerous business and public agencies in the areas of business logistics, marketing, and economic development. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Penn State University, majoring in business logistics/transportation economics.
John Langley is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Executive Programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Langley has been actively involved in supply chain management and business logistics for over 30 years. He is a former president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and is a past recipient of the CouncilÂ's Distinguished Service Award. In 2004, he was honored as one of the professionÂ's top five logistics executives at the Richmond EventsÂ' Logistics & Supply Chain Forum; and in 2007, he was recognized as recipient of the Honorary Distinguished Logistics Professional Award by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. Dr. Langley received a BS degree in mathematics, an MBA degree in finance, and a PhD degree in logistics management, all from Penn State University. Among his awards and recognitions, he was named Â"Outstanding AlumnusÂ" of the Penn State Business Logistics Program. Dr. LangleyÂ's current areas of professional involvement include supply chain strategy, supply chain relationships, and outsourcing of logistics services. Dr. Langley has coauthored a number of books including SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE. Also, he is the lead author of the ANNUAL STUDY ON THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS: VIEWS FROM THE CUSTOMERS. Recent publications have appeared in major academic journals in the fields of logistics and supply chain management such as the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, and LOGISTICS QUARTERLY. In addition to his university duties, Dr. Langley is a much sought after consultant and advisor to business firms and serves on the board of directors of UTi Worldwide Inc., Forward Air Corporation, and Averitt Express, Inc.
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