The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: Understanding the Supply Chain, 5th Edition

  • 12h 7m
  • Alan Rushton, Peter Baker, Phil Croucher
  • Kogan Page
  • 2014

Now in its fifth edition, The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management covers the full scope of logistics and distribution, providing a broad strategic framework for planning as well as a clear and straightforward description of the basic functions and elements. This definitive handbook clearly explains: concepts of logistics and distribution; planning and logistics; procurement and inventory decisions; warehousing and storage; freight transport; operational management.

Fully revised and expanded with brand new chapters on humanitarian logistics, multichannel fulfillment and reverse logistics, there is detailed discussion of the latest trends and issues that confront logistics. This book helps in the logistics manager's quest to improve service and reduce cost, as well as keeping them aware of the many different facets of logistics and the supply chain. It should be of interest to practicing managers and supervisors, to candidates taking tests for the various professional institutes, and to students who are reading for degrees in logistics, distribution and supply chain management.

About the Authors

Alan Rushton is a director of Dialog Consultants Ltd, a consulting company specializing in distribution, logistics and supply-chain management. He was formerly Director of Graduate Programs at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Phil Croucher is an independent Logistics and Supply Chain consultant and lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has an MSc from Cranfield University.

Dr. Peter Baker is a logistics consultant and lecturer. Following a career in international freight forwarding, he became a Senior Lecturer, and is now a Visiting Fellow, at Cranfield University's Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

In this Book

  • The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management—Understanding the Supply Chain, 5th Edition
  • Introduction to Logistics and Distribution
  • Integrated Logistics and the Supply Chain
  • Customer Service and Logistics
  • Channels of Distribution
  • Key Issues and Challenges for Logistics and the Supply Chain
  • Planning Framework for Logistics
  • Logistics Processes
  • Supply Chain Segmentation
  • Logistics Network Planning
  • Logistics Management and Organization
  • Multichannel Fulfilment
  • Manufacturing Logistics
  • Basic Inventory Planning and Management
  • Inventory and the Supply Chain
  • Procurement and Supply
  • Principles of Warehousing
  • Storage and Handling Systems (palletized)
  • Storage and Handling Systems (non-palletized)
  • Order Picking and Packing
  • Receiving and Dispatch
  • Warehouse Design
  • Warehouse Management and Information
  • International Logistics—Modal Choice
  • Maritime Transport
  • Air Transport
  • Rail and Intermodal Transport
  • Road Freight Transport—Vehicle Selection
  • Road Freight Transport—Vehicle Costing
  • Road Freight Transport—Planning and Resourcing
  • Cost and Performance Monitoring
  • Benchmarking
  • Information and Communication Technology in the Supply Chain
  • Outsourcing—Services and Decision Criteria
  • Outsourcing—The Selection Process
  • Outsourcing Management
  • Security and Safety in Distribution
  • Logistics and the Environment
  • Humanitarian Logistics