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Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management 7ed

by Donald Waters and Stephen Rinsler Kogan Page
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The world of logistics is constantly evolving and in the same way, the seventh edition of this established book has evolved to represent the current trends, best practice and latest thinking in global logistics. It serves as a forum allowing the contributors, a range of acknowledged sector specialists, to discuss key logistics issues and share their authoritative views. This new edition includes guidance on collaboration; energy and its relationship to logistics; sustainability in a wider sense; outsourcing; humanitarian logistics.

    • Chapter - 01: New directions in logistics - Martin Christopher;
    • Chapter - 02: Best practices in logistics and supply chain management: the case of Central and Eastern Europe - Krzysztof Rutkowski;
    • Chapter - 03: Trends and strategies in global logistics and supply chain management - Christian F Durach, Frank Straube and Andreas Wieland;
    • Chapter - 04: Incentives and the strategic management of suppliers - Glyn Watson, Chris Lonsdale and Joe Sanderson;
    • Chapter - 05: Time compression in the supply chain - Adrian Beesley;
    • Chapter - 06: Building more agile supply chains - Remko van Hoek;
    • Chapter - 07: Using marketing and logistics to fulfil customer needs - David B Grant;
    • Chapter - 08: People powering contemporary supply chains - John Gattorna;
    • Chapter - 09: Linking supply chain management to shareholder value - Heimo Losbichler and Farzad Mahmoodi;
    • Chapter - 10: Outsourcing: the result of global supply chains? - Stephen Rinsler;
    • Chapter - 11: Risk in the supply chain - Lars Stemmler;
    • Chapter - 12: Managing supply chain vulnerability - Alan Braithwaite;
    • Chapter - 13: Information systems and information technologies for supply chain management - Xinping Shi and Simon Chan;
    • Chapter - 14: Improving management of supply chains by information technology - Heikki Holma and Jari Salo;
    • Chapter - 15: Delivering sustainability through supply chain management - Kirstie McIntyre;
    • Chapter - 16: Performance measurement and management in the supply chain - Alan Braithwaite;
    • Chapter - 17: Optimizing the movement of freight by road - Alan McKinnon;
    • Chapter - 18: Retail logistics - John Fernie;
    • Chapter - 19: Internet traders can increase profitability by reshaping their supply chains - Robert Duncan;
    • Chapter - 20: Time as a trade barrier - Hildegunn Kyvik Nord�s;
    • Chapter - 21: Learning from humanitarian supply chains - Rolando Tomasini and Luk Van Wassenhove;
    • Chapter - 22: Global sourcing and supply - Alan Braithwaite;
    • Chapter - 23: International road and rail freight transport activity - Jacques Leonardi, Allan Woodburn, Julian Allen and Michael Browne;
    • Chapter - 24: Developments in Western European strategies - Michael Browne, Julian Allen and Allan Woodburn;
    • Chapter - 25: Recent development of e-tailing and its logistics in China - James J Wang;
    • Chapter - 26: Logistics strategies for Central and Eastern Europe - Grzegorz M Augustyniak;
    • Chapter - 27: North American logistics - Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Markus Hesse

"As companies focus on increased competition, new opportunities presented by technology, and concern for the environment, the strategic role of the supply chain lies at the heart of many long-term plans. Waters and Rinsler provide ideas, best practices, and suggestions on how to handle current and future trends in logistics and supply chain management. Their guidance covers topics such as agile supply chains, logistics IT, sustainability, and performance management."
Donald Waters has written several books on logistics and operations management. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport. He has lectured extensively in the area and was until recently Professor of Operations Management at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is now a visiting professor at universities in Europe and the United States, and runs a company that is centred around management research and education.