A Practical Guide to Logistics: An Introduction to Transport, Warehousing and Distribution, Second Edition

  • 8h 9m
  • Jerry Rudd
  • Kogan Page
  • 2023

Few enter the logistics management industry with experience in all aspects of the profession. This book provides clear, workable explanations and guidance on the fundamentals to achieve success.

A Practical Guide to Logistics is a straightforward guide taking readers through all aspects of the industry, covering packaging, transportation, warehousing and exporting and importing of goods. This fully updated second edition features a new chapter on Health and Safety in the field, and coverage of the most recent developments impacting logistics, including automation and electric vehicles.

It equips readers with the necessary knowledge to progress in their careers and provides balanced advice on how to choose the right option for their business. A Practical Guide to Logisticsis an essential introduction for practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students of logistics.

About the Author

Jerry Rudd is a logistics and supply chain professional with over 25 years' experience. He has worked with companies such as Ford, Peugeot, the Bank of England and Wincanton. He is based in London, UK.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • First Steps – Strategic Decisions—Should We Operate Our Own Logistics or Contract Out?
  • Storage—The Physical Infrastructure
  • Warehouse Handling Equipment
  • Warehouse Management Systems, Automation and Robotics
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Packaging and Customer Requirements
  • Road Vehicles
  • Vehicle Operations—Costs and Their Reduction
  • Legal Requirements and Compliance
  • Vehicle Routing and Networks
  • Railfreight, Inland Waterways and Other Inland Transport
  • Seafreight and Airfreight
  • Trading Terms and Insurance
  • Health and Safety
  • The Broader Supply Chain
  • Afterword
  • References