Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods

  • 4h 43m
  • John Manners-Bell
  • Kogan Page
  • 2014

Global Logistics Strategies examines how the logistics industry has developed; how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends; what the risks are to the industry and how it will develop over the coming years. The book examines individual logistics segments looking at each one's unique micro-economic dynamics. It explains how logistics companies' revenues and profitability are affected by a downturn, and how this is governed by such factors as whether they own assets or manage them. Six key logistics segments (freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express) are defined, explored and described in detail. The book also examines the individual supply chain dynamics and logistics demands of the major vertical sectors: Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Consumer and High Tech.

About the Author

John Manners-Bell is the CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry and advisor to the World Economic Forum, UN and the European Commission. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as a consultant and an analyst specializing in international trade, transport and logistics.

In this Book

  • What’s Shaping the Global Logistics Market?
  • An Industry in Transformation: Towards Consolidation
  • Logistics Market Development by Geography
  • The Emergence of Logistics Clusters
  • International Freight Forwarding
  • Contract Logistics
  • European Road Freight
  • Express Parcels
  • Air Cargo
  • Container Shipping
  • The European Rail and Intermodal Sectors
  • Supply Chain Dynamics of Vertical Sectors
  • Risks in Global Supply Chains
  • The E-commerce Logistics Phenomenon
  • 3D Printing: the End of Global Supply Chains?