Summary: For undergraduate, MBA, and other courses in Business Logistics, Physical Distribution, Operations Management, Materials Management, and Supply Chain Management, in departments of business and engineering. Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
This comprehensive discussion-covering the planning, organizing, and controlling of such activities as transportation, inventory maintenance, facility location, order processing, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, packaging, customer service st ...show moreandards, and product scheduling-is specifically designed to help students solve actual challenges that they will encounter in today's marketplace. It provides the basic decision making tools and concepts used for finding cost reduction and strategic opportunities. Logware software on CD-ROM is included.
- NEW-The only text to offer LOGWARE decision-support software- Included on CD with the text and enhanced for this edition, LOGWARE now contains a simulation module and an accompanying case study that spans multiple echelons, including transportation and warehousing, as well as facility location.
- 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.e., planning, organizing, and controlling.
- 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.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.