Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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By (author) Martin Christopher

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  • Publisher: FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 26mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273731122
  • ISBN 13: 9780273731122
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 59,592

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Effective development and management of a supply chain network is an invaluable source of sustainable advantage in today's turbulent global marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result. This updated 4th edition of the bestselling Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a clear-headed guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains, including: * The link between logistics and customer value. * Logistics and the bottom line measuring costs and performance. * Creating a responsive supply chain. * Managing the global pipeline. * Managing supply chain relationships. * Managing risk in the supply chain. * Matching supply and demand. * Creating a sustainable supply chain. * Product design in the supply chain.

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Martin Christopher is Chairman of the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. As an author, he has written numerous books and articles and is on the editorial advisory board of a number of professional journals. He has held appointments as Visiting Professor at the Universities of British Columbia, Canada, New South Wales, Australia and South Florida, USA. Professor Christopher is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. Having won awards including the Sir Robert Lawrence medal of the Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Distinguished Service Award of the USA Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, in 2007 he was also designated as Foundation Professor by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

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Effective development and management of your supply chain network will cut your costs and enhance your customer value. This is a sustainable source of advantage in today's turbulent global marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result. In fact, the real competition today is not between companies, but between supply chains. The winning approach to supply chains is an integrated perspective that takes account of networks of relationships, sustainability and product design, as well as the logistics of procurement, distribution, and fulfilment. "Logistics and Supply Chain Management" examines the tools, core processes and initiatives that ensure businesses gain and maintain their competitive advantage. The fourth edition has been completely updated and now contains four new chapters covering: - managing supply chain relationships- product design in the supply chain- matching supply and demand - creating a sustainable supply chainFront FlapThe updated 4th edition of the bestselling "Logistics and Supply Chain Management" is the practical guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains, including: The link between logistics and customer value Logistics and the bottom line - measuring costs and performance Creating a responsive supply chain Managing the global pipeline Managing supply chain relationships Managing risk in the supply chain Matching supply and demand Creating a sustainable supply chain Product design in the supply chainBack FlapAbout the authorMartin Christopher is Chairman of the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has written numerous books and articles and is on the editorial advisory board of a several professional journals. Until recently he was co-editor of "The International Journal of Logistics Management" and his latest books have focused upon relationship marketing, logistics and supply chain management. He has held appointments as Visiting Professor at the Universities of British Columbia, Canada, New South Wales, Australia and South Florida, USA. Professor Christopher is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. In 1987 he was awarded the Sir Robert Lawrence medal of the Institute of Logistics and Transport for his contribution to the development of logistics education in Britain. In 2005 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the USA Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals. In 2007 he was designated as Foundation Professor by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Martin has also worked as a consultant for major international companies in North America, Europe, the Far East and Australasia.

Table of contents

Table of Contents The 4 new chapters will be worked into the structure where appropriate: exact order to be decided * Managing Supply Chain Relationships * Product Design in the Supply Chain * Matching Supply and Demand * Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain Chapter 1 : Logistics, the Supply Chain & Competitive Strategy Chapter 2 : Logistics & Customer Value Chapter 3 : Measuring Logistics Costs and Performance Chapter 4 : Creating the Responsive Supply Chain Chapter 5 : Strategic Lead-Time Management Chapter 6: The Synchronous Supply Chain Chapter 7 : Managing the Global Pipeline Chapter 8: Managing Risk in the Supply Chain Chapter 9: Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Integration Chapter 10: Entering the Era of Network Competition