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Global logistics : new directions in supply chain management

Author: C D J Waters; Stephen Rinsler
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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The world of logistics is constantly evolving and in the same way, the seventh edition of this established book has evolved to represent the current trends, best practice and latest thinking in global logistics. It serves as a forum allowing the contributors, a range of acknowledged sector specialists, to discuss key logistics issues and share their authoritative views. This new edition includes guidance on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Global logistics.
London : Kogan Page, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C D J Waters; Stephen Rinsler
ISBN: 9780749471347 0749471344 9781785390715 1785390716
OCLC Number: 889675671
Description: 1 online resource : maps
Contents: 01. New directions in logistics --
02. Best practices in logistics and supply chain management: the case of Central and Eastern Europe --
03. Trends and strategies in global logistics and supply chain management --
04. Incentives and the strategic management of suppliers --
05. Time compression in the supply chain --
06. Building more agile supply chains --
07. Using marketing and logistics to fulfil customer needs --
08. People powering contemporary supply chains --
09. Linking supply chain management to shareholder value --
10. Outsourcing: the result of global supply chains? --
11. Risk in the supply chain --
12. Managing supply chain vulnerability --
13. Information systems and information technologies for supply chain management --
14. Improving management of supply chains by information technology --
15. Delivering sustainability through supply chain management --
16. Performance measurement and management in the supply chain --
17. Optimizing the movement of freight by road --
18. Retail logistics --
19. Internet traders can increase profitability by reshaping their supply chains --
20. Time as a trade barrier --
21. Learning from humanitarian supply chains --
22. Global sourcing and supply --
23. International road and rail freight transport activity --
24. Developments in Western European strategies --
25. Recent development of e-tailing and its logistics in China --
26. Logistics strategies for Central and Eastern Europe --
27. North American logistics. 01. New directions in logistics --
The emergence of the value-conscious customer --
Logistics and supply chain management --
Procurement --
Manufacturing --
Distribution --
The new competitive framework: the four Rs --
The organizational challenge --
Summary --
References --
02. Best practices in logistics and supply chain management: the case of Central and Eastern Europe --
The essence of the phenomenon of best practices in business --
Transferring best practices --
one solution fits all? --
The best practices --
between the hammer of economic demands and the anvil of corporate social responsibility --
Where do Central and Eastern Europe countries come from? From the world of worst practices! --
Where are CEE countries going? The case of Poland --
The best practices --
the Holy Grail of contemporary business? --
Notes --
References --
03. Trends and strategies in global logistics and supply chain management --
Introduction --
Research design and research sample --
Key trends and strategies --
The strategic attribute of delivery reliability --
Conclusion and outlook --
Notes --
References --
Further reading --
04. Incentives and the strategic management of suppliers --
Collaboration vs competition and the role of incentives in the exchange process --
Incentivization and the question of make vs buy --
Incentivization and the relationship management choice --
Incentives and the role of contract --
Incentives and the impact of internal politics --
Conclusion --
References. 05. Time compression in the supply chain --
Time compression and competition --
The time compression approach --
competitive advantage --
The time compression approach --
cost advantage --
The time compression approach --
technology advantage --
The time compression approach --
customer focus --
Benefits of time compression --
Examples of the application of time compression --
Time compression and the future --
Conclusion --
References --
Further reading --
06. Building more agile supply chains --
Introduction --
Operating circumstances requiring agility --
The categorization for operating environments --
Mitigating the minefield of pitfalls --
Conclusion and reflections --
References --
07. Using marketing and logistics to fulfil customer needs --
Introduction --
Logistics customer service today --
Logistics customer service elements and strategies --
Issues in online retailing service --
Summary --
References --
08. People powering contemporary supply chains --
Introduction --
The people that drive contemporary supply chains --
Dynamic alignment control --
Finding the behavioural metric --
key to unravelling the puzzle --
Now the head of the dog is back in control --
But the 'forces of darkness' are lurking --
Supply-side alignment --
Hybrid supply chains --
Reverse logistics --
Last word --
Notes --
References --
09. Linking supply chain management to shareholder value --
Introduction --
Financial performance and its drivers --
Linking supply chain management and financial performance --
Framework to identify initiatives that create the most shareholder value --
Difficulties in improving supply chain financial performance --
References --
Further reading. 10. Outsourcing: the result of global supply chains? --
Background --
Definition --
Reasons for outsourcing --
How different is the public sector from the private sector with regard to outsourcing? --
The pitfalls in outsourcing --
Global supply chains and the outsourcing risks --
Summary --
11. Risk in the supply chain --
Introduction --
Risk management and the supply chain --
a new perception --
Objective and process of risk management --
From an enterprise perspective to the supply chain perspective --
Implementation in practice --
Conclusions --
References --
12. Managing supply chain vulnerability --
Supply chain vulnerability is a core economic tension --
Business risk, disruption potential and the need for resilience is now recognized --
The financial impact of supply chain disruptions --
Designing for resilience --
Some examples of disasters and the implications for resilience --
Emerging toolsets and services --
In conclusion --
supply chain resilience is a capability --
References --
13. Information systems and information technologies for supply chain management --
Introduction --
Functionality of IS/IT in SCM --
Strategic issues of IS/IT in SCM --
IS/IT adoption for SCM --
IS/IT utilization in SCM --
Summary --
References --
Further reading --
14. Improving management of supply chains by information technology --
Introduction --
Coordination of supply chains with information technology --
Conclusions --
References. 15. Delivering sustainability through supply chain management --
Introduction --
Background --
Purchasing or procurement --
Production or manufacturing --
Distribution and warehousing --
Use and maintenance --
Dispose or reuse and recycle? --
Managerial and financial sustainability --
Conclusion --
References --
16. Performance measurement and management in the supply chain --
Introduction --
Keeping score and benchmarking --
a basic management principle --
The balanced scorecard --
the strategic standard for goal setting and measurement --
The fundamentals of supply chain performance 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 governance' model --
Defining the specific metrics across the chain --
Collecting and managing data --
Future directions in performance measurement --
Conclusion --
References --
17. Optimizing the movement of freight by road --
Introduction --
Assessing the utilization of vehicle fleets --
Factors constraining vehicle utilization --
Measures to improve vehicle utilization --
Conclusion --
References --
18. Retail logistics --
Introduction --
The evolution of the logistics concept --
Logistics and competitive strategy in retailing --
Quick response (QR) and efficient consumer response (ECR) --
Differences in distribution 'culture' in international markets --
The internationalization of logistics practices --
The future --
References. 19. Internet traders can increase profitability by reshaping their supply chains --
Internet trading is set to continue growing globally --
Customer satisfaction with e-commerce continues to rise --
Integration of business processes has not always received enough attention --
Moving away from traditional supply chains adds complexity but provides an opportunity for profit --
How can internet traders take advantage of opportunities? --
Opportunity waiting to be exploited --
References --
20. Time as a trade barrier --
Introduction --
Time and global value chains --
Lead time and time variability --
Logistics and time for exports and imports --
Time and who trades what with whom --
Policy implications and conclusions --
Notes --
References --
21. Learning from humanitarian supply chains --
Introduction --
Disasters are challenging learning settings --
Humanitarians and their supply chains are different --
Corporations moving in to help find that they can also learn --
The value of cross-sector learning --
Lessons for companies --
Notes --
22. Global sourcing and supply --
Background --
Growth in global trade --
Global sourcing as a way to change business strategy --
Identifying and selecting sources --
Commercial models --
International logistics --
Flow management --
Organization design --
Information technology --
Operational excellence --
Risk management --
Critical success factors --
Global sourcing --
sustaining the trend --
References. 23. International road and rail freight transport activity --
Introduction --
Recent international trade activity and transport: economic factors and trends --
Recent trends in international freight transport volumes by road and rail --
International road freight transport: recent developments and challenges --
Factors influencing recent trends in international rail freight transport --
Concluding remarks --
References --
24. Developments in Western European strategies --
Introduction --
Changes in the demand for logistics services --
Market structure of logistics service providers --
Transportation in Europe --
Opportunities and pressures for logistics providers in a new Europe --
Concluding remarks --
References --
25. Recent development of e-tailing and its logistics in China --
Introduction --
Marketplace-based and chain-based e-tailers --
Boosting express logistics services --
Challenges with the marketplace-based model --
The last-mile issues --
The force of foreign logistics providers --
Governmental policy support for urban logistics --
References --
26. Logistics strategies for Central and Eastern Europe --
Introduction --
The logistics system of CEE before 1990 --
Development of logistics in the period of transition --
Trends in supply chain management and their impact on CEE logistics systems --
The current state and prospects of development of the logistics in CEE --
Logistics strategies in CEE countries --
Conclusions --
Reference --
Further reading --
27. North American logistics --
North American logistics: a regional realm --
North American gateways --
North American corridors and inland freight distribution --
Inland logistics --
Corporate logistics and its role in North American freight transportation --
three cases --
A freight and logistics policy framework --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: [edited by] Donald Waters, Stephen Rinsler.

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