The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: by Rushton, Alan; Baker, Peter; Croucher, Phil

By Rushton, Alan; Baker, Peter; Croucher, Phil


Now in its 5th variation, The instruction manual of Logistics and Distribution Management covers the whole scope of logistics and distribution, supplying a large strategic framework for making plans in addition to a transparent and simple description of the fundamental services and parts. This definitive instruction manual essentially explains: strategies of logistics and distribution; making plans and logistics; procurement and stock judgements; warehousing and garage; freight delivery; operational management.

Fully revised and elevated with fresh chapters on humanitarian logistics, multichannel success and opposite logistics, there's unique dialogue of the most recent traits and matters that confront logistics. This publication is helping within the logistics manager's quest to enhance provider and decrease fee, in addition to preserving them conscious of the various diverse elements of logistics and the provision chain. it may be of curiosity to working towards managers and supervisors, to applicants taking checks for many of the specialist institutes, and to scholars who're analyzing for levels in logistics, distribution and provide chain management.

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This is a more positive view of logistics and is a useful way of assessing the real contribution and importance of logistics and distribution services. 4 also provides an example of this cost or added value for a typical low-cost product. The added value element varies considerably from one product to another. Summary In this initial chapter, a number of concepts and ideas have been introduced. These will be expanded in subsequent chapters of the book. The rather confusing number of associated names and different definitions was indicated, and a few of the very many definitions were considered.

Competitive advantage through logistics Attitudes towards distribution and logistics have changed quite dramatically in recent years. It was commonly thought that the various elements within logistics merely created additional cost for those companies trying to sell products in the marketplace. Although there is, of course, a cost associated with the movement and storage of goods, it is now recognized that distribution and logistics also provide a very positive contribution to the value of a product.

Thus, the total system should be considered and not just an individual element or subsystem in isolation. An understanding of the concept is especially important when planning for any aspect of distribution and logistics. A simple, practical example helps to emphasize the point: Integrated Logistics and the Supply Chain 17 A company produces plastic toys that are packaged in cardboard boxes. These boxes are packed on to wooden pallets that are used as the basic unit load in the warehouse and in the transport vehicles for delivery to customers.

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