Logistics: Principles & Practice is a general introduction to the subject. This specialized field is fast moving – fulfilling orders on time is of crucial importance in the modern age of internet economy and just-in-time production.
Besides dealing with the logistics of purchasing, production and distribution, the book also examines common ground with marketing, quality and production design. This integrated approach ensures that important topics such as e-business, CRM, process design, E-procurement, enterprise resource planning and E-logistics are given prominent coverage.
This textbook can be used as core reading for all students of logistics and operations management.
Table of Contents
Study Guide Part I: Logistics: the start 1. Logistics Subsystems 2. Logistics Framework Part II: The Demand Side of Logistics 3. Market and e-Commerce 4. Product and Process Part III: Logistics Techniques 5. Basic Principles and Demand Forecasting 6. Inventory Management Part IV: The Supply Side of Logistics 7. Purchasing and e-Procurement 8. Production and ERP 9. Distribution: Inventory and Transport 10. Distribution and Warehousing 11. Recycling and Reverse Logistics Part V: Integration 12. From Logistics to Supply Chain Management (SCM)