Supply Chain Management: Logistics
Supply chain management is a core part of industry, but unlike other manufacturing industry staples, its nature and composition grows and changes every day. Thus those intent on a career in supply chain management enter into a vocation where ongoing learning plays a key role and a mastery of logistics is a must in order to adapt to a world of ever-changing technology.
Written by John Skelton, MA, CPIM, Supply Chain Management: Logistics covers all of the key aspects of supply chain management and logistics management in detail, including the importance of best practices, how the various parts of the supply chain work together, how to handle emergencies, and the necessity of respecting regulations, laws, and ethics. Students also learn about the costs involved in designing supply chain networks and processes, the costs and intricacies of transporting goods, the global supply chain, and the methods supply chain managers use to reduce expenses and maximize profits.
Detailed case studies, such as the rise of Amazon, the Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, and NAFTA since 1994, provide detailed illustrations of successful and unsuccessful tactics. There is also space devoted to the failure of Target Canada, a definitive example of what happens when a company fails to devote the necessary time and planning to its logistics strategy.
Supply Chain Management: Logistics also recognizes the importance of technology and its impact through a look at Enterprise Resource Software, Warehouse Management Systems, and Transportation Management Systems.
In addition to this content, the volume also includes the ICC’s Incoterms 2010, meaning that students can easily consult these internationally adopted supply chain guidelines at any time during their studies.