A Framework for Supply Chains

A Framework for Supply Chains : Logistics Operations in the Asia-Pacific Region

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A Framework for Supply Chains: Logistics Operations in the Asia-Pacific Region is the only book available which deals with the unique conditions of transport
and logistics in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. The student-friendly writing style provides
a comprehensive yet concise overview of logistics as the science and art of availability.

The book is mapped to the relevant core and elective competencies of the TLI07 Training Package. It is perfect for those studying Diploma of Logistics, Diploma and
Advanced Diploma of Business (Operations Management) and suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate level logistics courses.

"I have reviewed the above mentioned text [A Framework for Supply Chains: Logistics Operations in the Asia-Pacific Region by Oakden] and it is an exceptional piece of work (fantastic). The entire book is well researched, presented in a user friendly manner and I believe fits perfectly into our program."

David Thoars

Teacher, Tasmania Polytechnic
"[We] would recommend this book to the serious students and trainers wanting to learn and apply Management and Logistical Techniques to Supply Chains environments in our region."

Daniel Nand & Anthony Attard

Teachers, Kangan Institute

"I like the fact that it is a localised version - after seeing all the materials on transport or logistics from the USA. The questions at the conclusion of each chapter are well-written and require thought on the part of participants in discussions. Also nice that they are divided between operational/planning/managerial - nice touch! This makes the discussion questions much more useful than in several other text books I've looked at recently."
Dr Lincoln Wood
Senior Lecturer, Curtin University
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 200 x 250 x 10mm | 605g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0070997780
  • 9780070997783
  • 723,506

Table of contents

Part A: Logistics and Supply Chains

Chapter 1: The Enterprise, Logistics and its Supply Chains

Chapter 2: Planning for the Future

Chapter 3: Logistics Challenges within Industry Sectors

Part B: Logistics Operations

Chapter 4: Supply Chains and Logistics in the Asia Pacific

Chapter 5: Logistics Service Providers (LSP) and their roles

Chapter 6: Global Trade Management & Logistics Operations

Chapter 7: Transport within Logistics

Chapter 8: Distribution Centres, Warehouses and Stores Operations

PART C: Integrating Demand and Supply

Chapter 9: Customer Service and Logistics

Chapter 10: Inventory - Balancing Demand and Supply

Chapter 11: Planning and Scheduling the Enterprise

Chapter 12: Procurement and Logistics

PART D: Management, Measurement and Improvement of Logistics Operations

Chapter 13: Managing the Logistics Function

Chapter 14: Accounting for Logistics

Chapter 15: IT and Communications in Logistics

Chapter 16: Improving Logistics
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About Roger Oakden

Roger Oakden

Roger is the Principal of REN Services, a firm that works with clients to improve their supply chains, business systems and processes. Formerly at RMIT University in Melbourne, Roger was the Programme Manager responsible for development of the largest postgraduate supply chain logistics programme in the Asia-Pacific region, with centres in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. While at RMIT, Roger was appointed as the Ford Motor Company Procurement Fellow in Australia.

Roger's extensive industry background includes significant high-level roles. As Associate Director at a global consulting firm, he led teams in assisting clients to improve their manufacturing operations, systems, logistics and strategic procurement. Earlier, at a multinational computer company, he provided pre-sales analysis of manufacturing industry customer requirements throughout the region and project management for the implementation of ERP/MRP and other applications.

His industrial management experience covers industrial engineering, management accounting, procurement and operations in the shipping, chemical, metals and food industries.

Roger holds a Masters degree in Logistics Management, a first class honours degree in Finance and Accounting, is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM).He is also certified in Assessment and Workplace Training.

He is a past president of the Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), has written articles for the business press and presented papers at logistics industry conferences in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Katia Leonaite

Katia is a supply chain professional with industry experience ranging from agricultural to retail and is passionate about managing change in the complex supply chains context.

She began her career in a 'point-to-point' transport courier environment. Upon completing her MBA at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, she managed a key logistics services portfolio in a government enterprise as it went through the privatisation process. Since then she has been successfully engaged in various supply chains and logistics management roles, ranging from large events to contract management with some of Australia's leading organisations.

Katia is currently the Course Convenor for the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chains at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Through her firm L5 Consulting, she has provided development of learning materials and lecturing services in the area of supply chain and logistics for Monash University, University of Ballarat, Central Queensland University and Victoria University.

Katia holds an MBA (Operations and Logistics) from Macquarie University and a BA/BEd (Maths/Computer Science) from the University of New South Wales.
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