Contemporary Logistics

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Supplemented with real-world case studies, this text describes the entire supply channel system, from inbound movement of freight through materials management to physical distribution to customers. Revised and updated, it highlights topics that affect logistics channels management, including customer service, packaging, inventory management, traffic management and creating "value-added" linkages in the supply chain.

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Richly supplemented with real-world case studies, this easy-to-read text describes the entire supply channel system, from inbound movement of freight through materials management to physical distribution to customers. Extensively revised and updated, it highlights topics that affect logistics channels management, including customer service, packaging, inventory management, traffic management and creating "value-added" linkages in the supply chain.

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Key Benefit: Richly supplemented with real-world case studies, this easy-to-read text describes the entire supply channel system, from inbound movement of freight through materials management to physical distribution to customers. Extensively revised and updated, it highlights topics that affect logistics channels management, including customer service, packaging, inventory management, traffic management and creating "value-added" linkages in the supply chain. Key Topics: Features new to this edition include: an entire chapter devoted to the concepts of supply chain management (Ch.2); a broader discussion on partnerships; a stronger analysis of international logistics; and a more detailed description of materials handling. The tex integrates 30 cases based on real-world examples throughout—two per chapter—illustrating the nature of logistics and the problems faced in daily operations. Topics covered in the cases include: motor carrier computerized tariffs, problem-solving, PERT analysis, human resource management. and materials handling. Chapter openers introduce topics, and are accompanied with relevant photos and quotes from prominent figures in the field of logistics. The book also examines such areas as electronic data interchange (EDI), "benchmarking", quality logistics, and logistics partnerships; studies the role of recycling and the use of environmentally friendly packaging; and discusses the trend toward smaller, faster flowing inventories. Market: For logistics, physical distribution, and materials managers.

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