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Contemporary Logistics - 8th edition

Contemporary Logistics (ISBN10: 0130352802; ISBN13: 9780130352804)
ISBN13: 978-0130352804
ISBN10: 0130352802

Summary: For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Logistics, Logistics Channels, Physical Distribution, Materials Management, and Supply Chain Management.

Using real-world case studies throughout, this exploration of contemporary logistics describes the entire supply channel system--from inbound movement of freight through materials management to physical distribution to customers. State-of-the-art in perspective, it highlights topics that affect logistics chann moreels management--including customer service, packaging, inventory management, traffic management and creating "value-added" linkages in the supply chain.


  • NEW--Revised, updated and reorganized--To reflect changing global landscape.
    • Provides students with a relevant presentation of the fun, exciting and dynamic logistics discipline.
  • NEW--Supply chains and supply chain management discussion expanded--New chapter on supply management added to reflect upstream supply chain considerations.
    • Provides students with modifications that reflect both the growing importance of supply chains in recent years as well as recognition that logistics is a major component of the supply chain process.
  • NEW--Information technology discussions expanded--e.g. New Logistics and Information Technology chapter and numerous examples of the Internet's growing influence on logistics to include order management, transportation and customer service.
    • Provides students with information that reflects information's critical role in contemporary logistics.
  • NEW--New end-of-chapter cases, figures and tables--e.g. Case 8-1, Aero Marine Logistics.
  • Provides students with a particular focus on increasing their international flavor.
    • Integrates cases based on real-world examples.
  • Provides students with a reality-based presentation that clearly illustrates the nature of logistics and the problems faced in daily operations.
    • Chapter-openers accompanied by relevant photos and quotes from prominent figures in the field of logistics.
  • Draws students into the subject with interesting and timely presentation.
    • Cartoons throughout.
  • Draws students into the fun aspects of logistics. less

Edition/Copyright: 8TH 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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