Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management

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C. Donald J. Waters
Kogan Page Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 436 pages
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The field of logistics is developing at a remarkable pace and its role is now integral to the long term plans of almost all businesses. Communications and IT are offering ever more opportunities; world trade is growing; new markets are developing; yet at the same time there is increasing concern for the environment. The world of logistics is constantly evolving in response to these changes.In the same way, the fifth edition of this established book has evolved to represent the current trends, best practice and latest thinking on global logistics. It serves as a forum allowing the contributors, a range of acknowledged sector specialists, to discuss key logistics issues and give their authoritative views.
 

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Contents

New directions in logistics
21
Formulating logistics strategy
33
Agile supply chain operating environments avoiding
55
Time compression in the supply chain
72
the power of incentives
91
a multilens
107
Demand flow leadership and the evolution of management
129
the challenge of systems
161
Road transport optimization
273
Retail logistics
290
retailer
303
Internet traders can increase profitability by reshaping their
315
Global sourcing and supply
330
scale of activity
332
The changing supply of logistics services a UK perspective
343
Developments in Western European logistics strategies
353

Information systems and information technologies for supply
177
the result of global supply chains?
197
Risk in the supply chain
210
Supply chain vulnerability risk and resilience
223
Delivering sustainability through supply chain management
238
Performance measurement and management in the supply chain
253
Logistics strategies for Central and Eastern Europe
374
Logistics in China
391
investment in 2004
394
Logistics in North America
403
Index
429
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Donald Waters has over 30 years' experience of teaching and working in logistics and operations management. He is a member of the CILT, a visiting professor at universities including University of Calgary, Warsaw School of Economics, Czech Management Centre, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of Sheffield, Henley Management College and Edinburgh Business School and author of several well-known logistics books.

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