Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

  • 2h 29m
  • Anthony M. Pagano, Mellissa Gyimah
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2017

This book is a collection of chapters on issues we face today in the world of supply chain management. While there are a number of college textbooks related to specific areas within logistics and supply chain issues, there are very few general supply chain management “trends” books. Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management and Logistics consists of seven dynamic, current and informative chapters that cover a variety of cutting-edge supply chain topics of use to both graduate students, and professionals working in the field. The book contains new, original research papers written by academics from the fields of engineering, transportation, marketing, and supply chain management and logistics.

About the Author

Corrie Shanahan is an expert in helping executives rapidly improve performance and productivity. She works with firms all over the world, including leaders at Mars Inc., Discovery Communications, and the IMF. Shanahan is a writer and frequent keynote speaker on leadership. Her experience in corporate life at the World Bank, United Nations, Delta Airlines, NBC News, and Reuters gives her a unique perspective on how to build a successful career while also having a rich and rewarding life. Shanahan is a native of Ireland, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and speaks five languages. She lives in Washington, D.C.

In this Book

  • Introduction—About This Book
  • Technology Trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • The Science of Inventory Optimization: Profit Optimally Managing Change and Variability in the Supply Chain
  • The Demand Prediction of Location-Dependent Services
  • Supply Chain Education: Are University Courses Providing the Background That Companies Want for New Employees?
  • An Agent-Based Supply Chain and Freight Transportation Model: Case Study for Chicago Metropolitan Area
  • Kaplan–Meier Estimators for Single Product Demand Using Inventory Level Time-Series
  • Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) in Transportation: An Analysis of Alternatives