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Contemporary Logistics

Contemporary Logistics - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130352804

Cover of Contemporary Logistics 8TH 04 (ISBN 978-0130352804)
ISBN13: 978-0130352804
ISBN10: 0130352802
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $156.75

Contemporary Logistics - 8TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130352804

Paul R. Murphy and Donald Wood

ISBN13: 978-0130352804
ISBN10: 0130352802
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No

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 channels 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.

Table of Contents


1. Logistics and the Supply Chain. Appendix: Logistics Professional Organizations.
2. The Supply-Chain Concept.
3. Logistics and Information Technology.


4. Order Management and Customer Service.
5. Protective Packaging and Materials Handling.
6. The Domestic Transportation System.
7. Industrial Transportation Management.
8. Distribution Center, Warehouse, and Plant Location.
9. Inventory Management.
10. Warehousing Management.
11. Supply Management.
12. International Logistics.


13. Logistics Systems Controls.
14. Logistics Systems: Analysis, Design and Integration.
15. Supply-Chain: Future Directions.

Subject Index.
Name Index.