Dimensions: 9. All rights reserved. No book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all. This management area has been described by many names, including physical distribution, materials management, transportation management, logistics, and now supply chain management. The business activities of concern may include all or part of the following: transportation, inventory maintenance, order processing, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, packaging, customer service standards, and production. The focus of this book is on the planning, organizing, and controlling of these activities—key elements for successful management in any organization.
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It provides the basic decision making tools and concepts used for finding cost reduction and strategic opportunities. Most of the sixteen modules now allow the input data to be prepared and edited in Excel spreadsheet form. NEW - Revised and expanded discussion of information systems. Addresses the rapid expansion of IS among logistics activities—particularly Warehouse Management and Transportation Management Systems. NEW - Updated examples of concepts and methods throughout—Features collaborative forecasting; collaborative planning; forecasting; replenishment; vendor managed inventory; and inter-organizational management.
Emphasizes the illustration of boundary-spanning applications, including new methods for making decisions across firm boundaries. NEW - Extended conceptual diagram—Heads each chapter, and now includes organization and control.
Shows the key planning elements, and completes the full compliment of management activities, i. Coverage organized around two central themes. Details the basic activities of management—namely planning, organizing, and controlling; and a triangle of interrelated transportation, invention, and location strategies that are at the heart of good logistics planning and decision making.
Coverage of several trends that affect the scope and practice of business logistics, including Logistics in a worldwide setting, reflecting the growing internationalization and globalization of business. The shifting toward more service-oriented economies by industrialized nations, showing how logistics concepts and principles are equally applicable to service-producing firms as they are to those that produce products.
The integrated management of supply chain activities, as well as the management of these activities among the other functional areas of business. Unification of the many concepts, principles, and methods—From the areas of marketing, production, accounting, purchasing, and transportation—as well as from the disciplines of applied mathematics, organizational behavior, and economics.
Assembles for students a logical body of thought that can lead to the effective management of the supply chain. A wealth of practical examples—Includes example, application, and observation boxes throughout the text.
Demonstrates the applicability of the material, and prepares students for solving real problems in industry.
Revised and expanded discussion of information systems. Updated examples of concepts and methods throughout—Features collaborative forecasting; collaborative planning; forecasting; replenishment; vendor managed inventory; and inter-organizational management. Extended conceptual diagram—Heads each chapter, and now includes organization and control.
Table of Contents 1. Order Processing and Information Systems.
ISBN 13: 9788131705841
Business Logistics Management, 4th Edition