The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

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Kogan Page, 2006 - Business & Economics - 612 pages
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Appealing to students, newly appointed managers and experienced practitioners alike, this definitive text explains the nuts and bolts of the modern logistics and distribution world in plain language.Richly illustrated throughout, the third edition of this popular handbook has been completely restructured and fully revised to include the most up-to-date information. Essential areas such as manufacturing logistics, integrated logistics, process design and home delivery have been re-visited to provide an in-depth, thorough understanding.There is a new chapter on receiving and despatch within the Warehouse and Storage section, as well as an explanation of new technologies in surrounding chapters such as radio frequency indentification (RFID), voice technology, satellite crane systems and dynamic pick systems. Together with additional information and examples of warehouse design, The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management is an invaluable guide for distribution, logistics and supply-chain managers, as well as students taking logistics-related degrees and professional qualifications.

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Introduction to logistics and distribution
Integrated logistics and the supply chain
Customer service and logistics

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Alan Rushton is a Director of Dialog Consultants Ltd, a consultancy specialising in distribution, logistics and supply chain management He is formerly Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logsitics and Transportation, Cranfield School of Management.Phil Croucher is regional manager of Land Transport for EGL Eagle Global Logistics and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and examiner for its MSc programme.Peter Baker is a Lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University. His previous industrial experience includes undertaking over 70 consultancy projects as a Manager in the Supply Chain Division of Deloitte Consulting. He is a Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

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