Logistics & the Out-bound Supply Chain

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Routledge, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 132 pages
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The control and organisation of the flow of goods in the supply chain is of vital importance to industry and commerce, including manufacturing industrial enterprises, where the timely and efficient delivery of their output at an economic cost is of great concern. This book considers the out-bound supply chain and the associated out-bound logistics ie the flow of goods from the point of production or manufacture to the point of consumption. In doing so, it has to cover a range of management topics and techniques, including measures of performance, order management and forecasting, stock management and management of the supply chain.

Written in clear and jargon-free language, this book, whilst intended primarily students of engineering and manufacturing, at 3rd year undergraduate and postgraduate level, would also be of interest to logistics and operations management students. Typical examination questions are included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Objectives and Measures of Performance
3
2 Order Management and Forecasting
17
3 Stock Management
38
4 Transport
62
5 Managing the Supply Chain
85
6 International Distribution and eBusiness
107
Typical Examination Questions
122
Bibliography
126
Background and Rationale of the Series
127
Index
129
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John Meredith Smith lectures in Operations Management on undergraduate, post-graduate and MBA programmes in universities and business schools in the UK and across Europe. He was UK Manufacturing Director of Norsk Data and Operations Director of Wordplex plc. His industrial experience spans 25 years in the UK, Europe, US and South Africa. He is author of numerous articles in the specialist and professional journals.

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