Logistics Engineering Handbook

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G. Don Taylor
CRC Press, Dec 14, 2007 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
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Achieving state-of-the-art excellence and attaining the cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is an obvious gain in terms of competitive edge and profitability. As logistics tools evolve in comprehensiveness and complexity, and the use of these new tools becomes more pervasive, maintaining a position of leadership in logistics functions also becomes increasingly difficult. And in spite of its importance not only to the bottom line but also to the functionality of your operations, logistics improvement often lags industry requirements.

Taking a unique engineering approach, the Logistics Engineering Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of traditional methods and contemporary topics. The book delineates basic concepts and practices, provides a tutorial for common problems and solution techniques, and discusses current topics that define the state of the logistics market. It covers background information that defines engineering logistics, activities and implementation, transportation management, enabling technologies, and emerging trends. Each chapter includes either a brief case study overview of an industrially motivated problem or a tutorial using fabricated data designed to highlight important issues.

Presentation, organization, and quality of content set this book a part. Its most distinctive feature is the engineering focus, instead of the more usual business/supply chain focus, that provides a mathematically rigorous treatment without being overly analytical. Another important characteristic is the emphasis on transportation management, especially freight transportation. The section on emerging and growing trends makes the handbook particularly useful to the savvy logistics professional wishing to exploit possible future trends in logistics practice. The handbook is a one-stop shopping location for logistics engineering reference materials ranging from basics to traditional problems, to state-of-the-market concerns and opportunities.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Logistics from a Historical Perspective
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Chapter 2 Economic Impact of Logistics
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Chapter 3 Logistics Engineering Tool Chest
3-1
Chapter 4 Logistics Metrics
4-1
Chapter 5 Logistics as an Integrating Systems Function
5-1
Logistics Activities
5-27
Chapter 6 Customer Service
6-1
Chapter 7 Purchasing and Sourcing
7-1
Chapter 18 Management of Unbalanced Freight Networks
18-1
Chapter 19 Revenue Management and Capacity Planning
19-1
Enabling Technologies
19-19
Tracking Technologies within the Supply Chain
20-1
Chapter 21 Electronic Connectivity and Software
21-1
Chapter 22 Reliability Maintainability and Supportability in Logistics
22-1
Chapter 23 Funding and Justifying Logistics
23-1
Chapter 24 Logistics and the Internet
24-1

Analytic Hierarchy Process and Genetic AlgorithmBased Multiple Regression Analysis
8-1
Chapter 9 Facilities Location and Layout Design
9-1
Deterministic and Stochastic Models
10-1
Chapter 11 Material Handling System
11-1
Chapter 12 Warehousing
12-1
Chapter 13 Distribution System Design
13-1
Chapter 14 Transportation Systems Overview
14-1
Topics in Transportation Management
14-15
Chapter 15 RealTime Dispatching for Truckload Motor Carriers
15-1
Chapter 16 Classic Transportation Problems
16-1
Chapter 17 Pricing and Rating
17-1
Emerging and Growing Trends
24-15
Chapter 25 Reverse Logistics Green Logistics and Packing
25-1
Chapter 26 Global Logistics Concerns
26-1
Chapter 27 Outsourcing and ThirdParty Logistics
27-1
Chapter 28 Breif Overview of Intermodal Transportation
28-1
Chapter 29 Logistics in Service Industries
29-1
Chapter 30 Securing the Supply Chain
30-1
Index
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Back cover
I-21
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Page 3-1 - Management as ...the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, costeffective flow and storage of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements.
Page 1-2 - Logistics management is that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers
Page 1-2 - Supply Chain Management is an integrating function with primary responsibility for linking major business functions and business processes within and across companies into a cohesive and high-performing business model. It includes all of the Logistics Management activities noted above, as well as manufacturing operations, and it drives coordination of processes and activities with and across marketing, sales, product design, finance and information technology.

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