Global Logistics

Global Logistics : New Directions in Supply Chain Management

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Logistics and supply chain management are at the heart of almost every organization globally, as such developing a well-rounded understanding of these areas has never been more important. Learn from leading sector specialists about key topics, such as supply chain leadership, resilience, technology, design, and more with this guide.

Global Logistics is the comprehensive guide to understanding the international and complex landscape of modern logistics and supply chain management. The book features expertise from over 30 contributors including leading academics, such as Martin Christopher, Alan McKinnon and Steve New, and experienced consultants to leading firms, such as Alan Braithwaite and Patrick Daly. A global approach has been taken, with input from over a dozen countries, and state-of-the-art research is situated alongside expert practical guidance. Covering a range of topics from supply chain strategy, risk management and sourcing to relationship management, resilience and ethics, Global Logistics is essential for those studying or working in logistics and supply chain.

Now in its 8th edition, Global Logistics is fully revised and restructured. Readers will learn how to improve logistics, supply chain management and operational effectiveness as well as how to navigate global supply chains, ensure sustainability and engineer for the future. This new edition also covers:

- the impact of leadership and talent management in logistics
- how to maximize the potential of technology, industry 4.0 and digitalization
- the ways in which different types of performance can be measured and optimized
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 25mm | 725g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 1398600008
  • 9781398600003

Table of contents

Chapter - 01: Re-thinking supply chain strategy;
Chapter - 02: Linking supply chain management to financial performance;
Chapter - 03: Supply chain risk management: finance - the forgotten perspective?;
Chapter - 04: Supply chain vulnerability and resilience;
Chapter - 05: Fulfilling customer needs in the 2020s with marketing and logistics;
Chapter - 06: New procurement directions in supply chain management;
Chapter - 07: Maximizing capacity utilization in freight transport;
Chapter - 08: Retail logistics;
Chapter - 09: Trends and strategies in global logistics and supply chain management;
Chapter - 10: Global sourcing and supply 190;
Chapter - 11: Supply chain relationships: the foundation of success;
Chapter - 12: Delivering sustainability through supply chain management;
Chapter - 13: Greening of logistics: cutting pollution and greenhouse gas emissions;
Chapter - 14: People powering contemporary supply chains;
Chapter - 15: Leadership in logistics;
Chapter - 16: Ethics in supply chains: an illustrated survey;
Chapter - 17: Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management;
Chapter - 18: Digitalization in global supply chain operations;
Chapter - 19: Digitalization and Industry 4.0 in logistics;
Chapter - 20: Performance measurement and management in the supply chain;
Chapter - 21: Aligning technology, manufacturing and supply chain: why it matters and how to do it;
Chapter - 22: The 'deglobalization' of logistics and supply chains: operating in an increasingly nationalistic and risky world;
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Review quote

"Supply chains are fundamental to the global economy. There is a now a need to rethink the concept of resilience and to tackle the challenges of achieving net zero emissions and continually evolving consumer demands. This latest version of Global Logistics addresses those issues and provides those in logistics and supply chain operations with valuable and current thinking from which we will all benefit." * Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK * "The 8th edition of Global Logistics is a testament to its important place in the collection of logistics and supply chain readers seeking a practical approach to a practical industry. The new edition complements underlying basics of logistics and supply chain management with the latest issues challenging our industry from a hands-on perspective. It's not a book for the bookshelf, it's a book for the briefcase." * Dr Elizabeth Jackson, Curtin University, Australia and Regional Editor (Australasia) of International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications * "This 8th edition of Global Logistics, is a well-timed publication. Students of SCM will find the well-reasoned arguments in each of the chapters beneficial in gaining greater understanding and discernment of the subject matter of their courses of study. 'Global Logistics, New directions in supply chain management' is a comprehensive work of merit and will form part the recommended reading list for students of the Institute for Supply Chain Excellence." * Gerard Glynn, Founder and Director, Institute for Supply Chain Excellence, Ireland * "Global Logistics brings together insights from over 30 leading supply chain professionals from across the globe. The result represents a major contribution to our collective knowledge on the subject of global supply chain management and logistics. I commend Ed Sweeney and his team for making this happen." * Mark Millar, Author of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems and International Supply Chain Thought Leader, Hong Kong * "Global Logistics is probably the best book that deals with critical global logistics and supply chain issues. All chapters are from leading scholars in the field and act as a guide for readers to comprehend the complex global environment that affects logistics and supply chain management. It is a 'must read' for all of those who are interested in understanding the global challenges in the logistics and supply chain field." * Professor Ruth Banomyong Dean, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand * "Global Logistics is a well-researched collection of supply chain topics written by experts with a wealth of knowledge. Their blend of backgrounds provides new directions to 21st century supply chains that need to be highly innovative. Edward Sweeney's words in relation to "the critical role of supply chains not just to economic but also to wider social wellbeing" provides a perfect reference point for every responsible supply chain practitioner of tomorrow." * Anshuman Neil Basu, Secretary General, Association of Supply Chain Professionals (ASCP), India * "Supply chain management is undergoing a rapid change. The urgency of making the logistic industry sustainable and the development of digital solutions and services are challenging the existing business models and customer relations. I think that this is one of the most important books right now for all who are involved in and want to learn more about this exciting transformation of the area of supply chain management." * Magnus Blinge, Research Manager, SCANIA AB & Adj. Professor, Linkoeping University, Sweden *
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About Professor Edward Sweeney

Edward Sweeney is Professor of Logistics and Systems and Head of the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. He has held full-time academic posts at Technological University Dublin, the University of Warwick and the University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM), as well as visiting positions at several institutions in Asia and North America. Edward's research has been widely published and he sits on the editorial boards of several leading international supply chain journals. He has worked in close collaboration with many of the world's leading companies across many sectors including electronics, food and drink, life sciences and logistics.

Donald Waters is a retired Professor of logistics and operations management. He worked at various universities including the University of Calgary, Canada.
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