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The Logistics Handbook encompasses all of the latest advances in warehousing and distribution. It provides invaluable "how to" problem-solving tools and techniques for all the ever-increasing logistical problems managers face — making it the most complete and authoritative handbook to date.

Special features include:

* The most in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including information systems, benchmarking, and environmental issues

* Contributions found nowhere else from the leading executives, consultants, and academics in the field, such as C. John Langley, James Heskett, and David Anderson

* State of the art graphics

* Information-packed appendixes of logistics publications and organizations

This all-inclusive reference will enable the next generation of managers to thoroughly integrate their logistics operations at all levels — strategic, structural, functional, and implementation — into a comprehensive logistics strategy.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Section I Perspectives on Logistics Management

1. Evolution of the Integrated Logistics Concept

2. Evolution of the Logistics Profession

3. Logistics in the Decade of the 1990s

Section II Strategic Logistics Planning

4. Logistics Strategy

5. Customer Service Strategy and Management

6. Marketing Channels: Strategy, Design, and Management

7. Logistics Network Modeling

8. Logistics Strategy: Integration, Implementation, and Management

Section III Logistics Quality and Productivity

9. Total Quality Management in Logistics

10. Measuring the Performance of Logistics Operations

11. Integrating Logistics Strategy in the Corporate Financial Plan

12. Logistics Cost, Productivity, and Performance Analysis

13. Benchmarking: The Search for Industry Best Practices That Lead to Superior Performance

Section IV Materials Management

14. Demand Forecasting

15. Inventory Decision Framework

16. Inventory Control

17. Distribution Resource Planning

18. Sourcing and Supplier Management

19. Production and Manufacturing Resource Planning in a Just-in-Time Environment

20. Packaging

Section V Transportation Management

21. Transportation Outlook and Evaluation

22. The Role of New Information Technology in the Practice of Traffic Management

23. Integration of Purchasing and Transportation Decision Making

24. Contract Logistics: Is Outsourcing Right for You?

Section VI Distribution Facilities Management

25. Materials Handling System Design

26. Materials Handling Technologies

27. Site Selection

28. Using Warehouse Information

Section VII International Logistics Management

29. The International Logistics Environment

30. Import/Export Management

Section VIII Logistics Information Systems

31. Positioning Information in Logistics

32. Logistics Information Systems Design

33. Electronic Data Interchange in Logistics

34. Strategic Information Linkage

Section IX Logistics Organizations and Human Resources Management

35. Organizing for Effective Logistics Management

36. Labor Relations in the 1990s

37. Focused Human Resources Management: Key to Logistics Effectiveness

38. Proactive Change Management in Logistics

Section X Contemporary Issues in Logistics

39. Third-party Logistics

40. Environmental Issues in Logistics

41. Logistics in the Service Industries

42. Logistics Technology in the Twenty-first Century

Appendix A. Publications and Other Sources of Information

parAppendix B. Trade and Professional Organizations of Interest to Logistics Management Personnel

About the Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451665697
Author:
Robeson, James F.
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Distribution
Subject:
Business management
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
974
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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