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Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection

by David Grant Kogan Page
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Hbk 384 pages
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The Logistics and Supply Chain Case Study Collection is a rich and varied compilation of relevant case studies from across logistics, supply chain management and operations. It contains real life scenarios from leading companies including Volvo, Vortex, Honda of America, Green Cargo and Swedish Transport Administration. It includes a foreword by Martin Christopher.


Comprehensive in scope and scrupulous in detail, the Collection includes actual events experienced by businesses of every size, from SMB's to some of the most successful corporations in manufacturing, transportation, hospitality and other industries. In these pages readers will discover proven tactics and innovative solutions for handling uncertainties, solving problems and circumventing risk, plus a wealth of information to guide strategy and decision making.


Readers who are involved in logistics and supply chain management will find the collection extremely helpful. Directors and managers will find immediate application of strategies and tactics to their own situations and challenges and learn to identify potential pitfalls before they become chronic issues. Training professionals will have a valuable tool for testing management proficiency in crisis mitigation and resolution, and particularly useful in academic curriculum, independent learning modules and professional training programs. Academics and professional trainers will benefit from expanded question and answer sections designed to measure knowledge transfer and lessons learned. Students will learn from engaging, topical situations that are highly relevant to the fields of logistics, supply chain management and operations, and both students and prospective managers will learn crucial skills to meet current challenges, qualify for professional advancement and achieve success.


    • Chapter - 01: Foreword by Martin Christopher;
    • Chapter - 02: Introduction by David B. Grant;
    • Chapter - 03: Part 1 - Editor's Introduction to the Operations Management Cases;
    • Chapter - 04: The Nuclear Effect of Computer Malware by Lucian Tipi;
    • Chapter - 05: Real World Effects of Cyber Attacks by Lucian Tipi;
    • Chapter - 06: Jewelry Design and Manufacture Operations by Brian Lawrence;
    • Chapter - 07: Sustainability in the Hotel Industry by Arvind Upadhyay, Francesco Pomponi and C�line Vadam;
    • Chapter - 08: The Closure of a Bank Department by Brian Lawrence;
    • Chapter - 09: Demand Covering and Service Level Estimation in Public Services Planning by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 10: Job Shop Layout at Jones Medical Laboratories by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 11: Monument Engineering Ltd by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 12: The Mortgage Advisor by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 13: SABE Tractors by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 14: Lawnmower Engines Ltd, Variable Costs, Break-even Points and Profit by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 15: Make or Buy Decisions at Sports Co. Ltd by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 16: Using Operational Research to Calculate the Cost of Quality by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 17: The Use of Deseasonalisation Techniques in Demand Forecasting by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;
    • Chapter - 18: Part 2 - Editor's Introduction to the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Cases
    • Chapter - 19: The Maintenance Stores Dilemma by Gwynne Richards;
    • Chapter - 20: Communication in Business Practice by Xia Zhu;
    • Chapter - 21: Collaborative Distribution Considering Economic and Environmental Performance by Vahid Mirzabeiki;
    • Chapter - 22: Data Sharing Between Supply Chain Actors by Vahid Mirzabeiki;
    • Chapter - 23: Supply Chain Design for e-Retailing Companies by Vahid Mirzabeiki;
    • Chapter - 24: Delays Entering a Container Port by Brian Lawrence;
    • Chapter - 25: Drivers and Barriers in Implementing Information Management Systems in European Micro Enterprises by Francesco Pomponi, Lorenzo Coccia, Arvind Upadhyay;
    • Chapter - 26: Growth Strategies of Logistics Service Providers by Nigel Caldwell and Christian Konig;
    • Chapter - 27: Managing Sustainability in the Fashion Supply Chain by Piyya Muhammad Rafi-Ul-Shan, Patsy Perry and David Grant;
    • Chapter - 28: Supply Chain Dreams and Nightmares by Gerard Chick;
    • Chapter - 29: Uncertainty, Disruption and Resilience by Brian Lawrence;
    • Chapter - 30: Supply Chain Management and Return on Total Net Assets by Simon Templar;
    • Chapter - 31: Managing Workers' Interests Across Global Supply Chain Networks by Patsy Perry and Mohamed Abdel-Wahab;
    • Chapter - 32: Honda of America's Emphasis on Strategic Cost Management by Gerard Chick;
    • Chapter - 33: The Transportation Problem by Mike Simpson and Andrea Genovese;

Professor David B. Grant is Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School. He has over 175 publications and is on the editorial boards of numerous journals.