The Definitive Guide to Transportation

Principles, Strategies, and Decisions for the Effective Flow of Goods and Services
Author: CSCMP,Thomas J. Goldsby,Deepak Iyengar,Shashank Rao
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133449114
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain transportation processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for cost-efficiently and effectively moving goods between sellers and buyers. CSCMP and Thomas Goldsby introduce crucial concepts including transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and much more. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Transportation helps you optimize all facets of transportation, one of the highest-cost, highest-impact areas of supply chain management. Coverage includes: Basic transportation management concepts and their essential roles in demand fulfillment Key elements, processes, and interactions of transportation operations management Design principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable transportation operations The critical role of technology in managing transportation operations and product flows Requirements and challenges of planning and moving goods between countries Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks

The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement

Principles and Strategies for Establishing Efficient, Effective, and Sustainable Supply Management Operations
Author: CSCMP,Wendy Tate
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133449033
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Drive sustainable supply chain competitive advantage through more effective supplier management and procurement: reduce costs, improve quality, and deliver better service for all customers. This is the most authoritative, complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing supply management and procurement processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for all relevant processes, strategies, and tactics. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement covers all this, and more: Basic supply management concepts, purposes, and goals Linkages between procurement and other business functions Day-to-day transactional and long-term strategic activities Category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management, and performance evaluation Principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable operations, from sourcing teams to supplier rationalization Technology for spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, performance management, and more Requirements and challenges of global sourcing, including insource vs. outsource decisions; TCO analysis; risk management; negotiations, and supplier contract compliance Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks

The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management

Principles and Strategies for the Efficient Flow of Inventory Across the Supply Chain
Author: CSCMP,Matthew A. Waller,Terry L. Esper
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133448827
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 195
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Master and apply both the technical and behavioral skills you need to succeed in any inventory management role or function! Now, there's an authoritative and comprehensive guide to best-practice inventory management in any organization. Authored by world-class experts in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), this text illuminates planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating all the activities used to efficiently control product flow. The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management covers long-term strategic decisions; mid-term tactical decisions; and even short-term operational decisions. Topics discussed include: Basic inventory management goals, roles, concepts, purposes, and terminology Key inventory management elements, processes, and interactions Principles/strategies for establishing efficient and effective inventory flows Using technology in inventory planning and management New approaches to inventory reduction: postponement, vendor-managed inventories, cross-docking, and quick response systems Trade-offs between inventory and transportation costs, including carrying costs Requirements and challenges of global inventory management Best practices, metrics, and frameworks for assessing inventory management performance

The Definitive Guide to Order Fulfillment and Customer Service

Principles and Strategies for Planning, Organizing, and Managing Fulfillment and Service Operations
Author: CSCMP,Stanley E. Fawcett,Amydee M. Fawcett
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133453871
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain order fulfillment and customer service processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute knowledge and best practices for all facets of order fulfillment and customer service process management, from initial customer inquiry through post sales service and support. CSCMP and contributor Stanley Fawcett introduce crucial concepts ranging from customer order cycles to available-to-promise and supply chain RFID to global order capture networks. The Definitive Guide to Order Fulfillment and Customer Service imparts a deep understanding of each crucial process, helping readers optimize your most important customer contacts. Coverage includes: Basic concepts of order fulfillment and customer service, and their essential roles in meeting customer expectations Key elements and processes in order fulfillment and customer service, and interactions amongst them Principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable order fulfillment and customer service processes The critical role of technology in managing order fulfillment and customer service processes Requirements and challenges of global order fulfillment and customer service processes Best practices for assessing the performance of order fulfillment and customer service processes using standard metrics and frameworks For all supply chain and operations managers, students, and other business professionals and decision-makers who are concerned with order fulfillment or customer service.

The Geography of Transport Systems


Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317210107
Category: Transportation
Page: 440
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This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

The Definitive Guide to Warehousing

Managing the Storage and Handling of Materials and Products in the Supply Chain
Author: Scott Keller,Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals,Brian C. Keller
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133448908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 277
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This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain warehousing processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it explains each warehousing option, basic warehousing storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing design and service decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. This reference introduces crucial concepts including product handling, labor management, warehouse support, and extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, and strategy decisions; materials handling; warehouse management systems; Auto-ID, AGVs, and much more. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, one of the most pivotal areas of supply chain management. Coverage includes: Basic warehousing management concepts and their essential role in demand fulfillment Key elements, processes, and interactions in warehousing operations management Principles and strategies for effectively planning and managing warehouse operations Principles and strategies for designing materials handling operations in warehousing facilities Critical roles of technology in managing warehouse operations and product flows Best practices for assessing the performance of warehousing operations using standard metrics and frameworks

Definitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection)


Author: CSCMP,Robert Frankel,Scott B. Keller,Brian C. Keller,Brian J. Gibson,Joe B. Hanna,C. Clifford Defee,Haozhe Chen,Wendy Tate,Nada R. Sanders,Thomas J. Goldsby,Deepak Iyengar,Shashank Rao,Stanley E. Fawcett,Amydee M. Fawcett,Mark A. Moon
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133797929
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1873
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A brand new collection of best practices for planning, organizing, and managing high-value supply chains… 8 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 8 authoritative books help you systematically plan, manage, and optimize any supply chain, in any environment or industry Master all the knowledge and best practices you need to design, implement, and manage world-class supply chains! This unique 8 eBook package will be an indispensable resource for supply chain professionals and students in any organization or environment. It contains 7 complete books commissioned by Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to advancing and disseminating SCM research and knowledge. CSCMP's The Definitive Guide to Supply Chain Best Practices brings together state-of-the-art case studies to help you identify challenges, evaluate solutions, plan implementation, and prepare for the future. These realistic, fact-based cases reflect the full complexity of modern supply chain management. You're challenged to evaluate each scenario, identify the best available responses, and successfully integrate functional activities ranging from forecasting through post-sales service. CSCMP's Definitive Guide to Integrated Supply Chain Management is your definitive reference to managing supply chains that improve customer service, reduce costs, and enhance business performance. Clearly and concisely, it introduces modern best practices for organizations of all sizes, types, and industries. Next, this eBook package contains five books fully addressing core areas of CSCMP Level One SCPro™ certification: manufacturing/service operations; warehousing; supply management/procurement; transportation; and order fulfillment/customer service. All five offer focused coverage of essential technical and behavioral skills, addressing principles, elements, strategies, tactics, processes, business interactions/linkages, technologies, planning, management, measurement, global operations, and more. The Definitive Guide to Manufacturing and Service Operations introduces complete best practices for planning, organizing, and managing the production of products and services. Itintroduces key terminology, roles, and goals; techniques for planning and scheduling facilities, material, and labor; continuous process and quality improvement methods; sustainability; MRP II, DRP, and other technologies; and more. Next, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, step by step. It explains each warehousing option, storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. It covers product and materials handling, labor management, warehouse support, extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, strategy decisions, warehouse management systems, Auto-ID, AGVs, and more. The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement helps you drive sustainable competitive advantage via better supplier management and procurement. It covers transactional and long-term activities; category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, relationship management, performance evaluation/management; sustainability; spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, global sourcing, and more. The Definitive Guide to Transportation is today's most authoritative guide to world-class supply chain transportation. Its coverage includes: transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and more. CSCMP's The Definitive Guide to Order Fulfillment and Customer Service covers all facets of building and operating world-class supply chain order fulfillment and customer service processes, from initial customer inquiry through post sales service and support. It introduces crucial concepts ranging from order cycles to available-to-promise, supply chain RFID to global order capture networks, guiding you in optimizing every customer contact you make. Finally, in Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting, Mark A. Moon helps you effectively integrate demand forecasting within a comprehensive, world-class Demand and Supply Integration (DSI) process. Moon shows how to approach demand forecasting as a management process; choose and apply the best qualitative and quantitative techniques; and create demand forecasts that are far more accurate and useful. If you're tasked with driving more value from your supply chain, this collection offers you extraordinary resources -- and unsurpassed opportunities. From world-renowned supply chain experts Robert Frankel, Brian J. Gibson, Joe B. Hanna, C. Clifford Defee, Haozhe Chen, Nada Sanders, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller, Wendy L. Tate, Thomas J. Goldsby, Deepak Iyengar, Shashank Rao, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett, and Mark A. Moon

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Author: John Mangan,Chandra Lalwani,Chandra L. Lalwani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119117828
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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Think of the many different products and services that are purchased and consumed each day – how do they reach the end-user? What does this cost? What happens when something goes wrong? Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) are the areas of study which help us to explore and answer these questions. Today they play a very important role in underpinning the success of many organisations across the public and private sectors and impact how we live our lives. While the origins of logistics and SCM are firmly embedded in the manufacturing domain, the successful applications of logistics and SCM principles and practices are becoming increasingly relevant in the services area also – see for example, the many changes that have recently been driven into healthcare systems and airlines. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, now in its third edition, provides essential reading for anybody studying SCM and logistics. Encompassing both practical and strategic perspectives, it takes a truly global perspective, recognising the transnational nature of logistics activities in today’s world. Key features of this new and extended third edition include: 18 up-to-date chapters on all aspects of logistics and SCM, including coverage of emerging and important topics such as security, technology and automation in logistics, supply chain data flows, logistics and the internet of everything, sustainability, supply chain vulnerability and trade facilitation. New chapters include one on management science applications, which provides an easy and clear introduction to key quantitative techniques that can be applied to logistics and SCM. 12 updated case studies, including new case studies on air cargo, port–city logistics, automobile manufacturing logistics and logistics infrastructure appraisal. A comprehensive package of supplementary material is available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/college/mangan, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides and case teaching notes for lecturers, as well as quizzes and an online glossary for students.

Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective


Author: John J. Coyle,Robert A. Novack,Brian Gibson,Edward J. Bardi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130544535X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
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Delivering comprehensive coverage of current domestic and global trends, TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, 8E equips readers with a solid understanding of what is arguably the most critical−and complex−component of global supply chains. Taking a managerial approach, the text explains the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in society, as well as the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today. It provides a framework and foundation for the role of transportation from a micro and macro perspective in supply chains. It also offers an overview of the operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and current challenges faced by current providers of transportation. In addition, the authors spotlight a variety of critical transportation management issues, providing insightful discussions of the strategic activities and challenges involved in the movement of goods through the supply chain. Completely up to date, the Eighth Edition features new readings, cases, and examples. It emphasizes global topics throughout, includes new coverage of hard and soft technology, and offers expanded discussions of fuel, energy, managerial, economic, and environmental issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Definitive Guide to Integrated Supply Chain Management

Optimize the Interaction between Supply Chain Processes, Tools, and Technologies
Author: CSCMP,Brian J. Gibson,Joe B. Hanna,C. Clifford Defee,Haozhe Chen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133453944
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 669
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Master supply chain management concepts, components, principles, processes, interactions, and best practices: all the knowledge you need to start designing, implementing, and managing modern supply chains! The Definitive Guide to Integrated Supply Chain Management brings together all the knowledge you need to help companies gain competitive advantage from supply chains. Co-written by a leading supply chain expert and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), this reference provides up-to-the-minute insight into the roles of supply chain management in improving customer service, reducing costs, and improving financial performance. Clearly and concisely, it introduces modern supply chain management best practices that have been proven to work in organizations of many sizes, types, and industries. For all supply chain and operations managers and students; and for other professionals who either practice in the field or work closely with practitioners to solve business problems.

Maritime Logistics

A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management
Author: Dong-Wook Song,Photis Panayides
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749472693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 9176
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Globalisation and the rapid increase in world trade in the past decade have contributed to greater demand for international transport and logistics and, consequently, the expansion of the maritime industry. The dramatic changes in the mode of world trade and cargo transportation make it more important than ever to have a clear understanding of the way in which freight is transported by sea and the role of ports in this exchange. At the cutting edge in its assessment of the industry, Maritime Logistics covers the whole scope of maritime logistics and examines latest logistical developments within the port and shipping industry. With a range of new international contributors, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. There are new chapters on port centric logistics, hinterland logistics and global supply chains, maritime transport and logistics as a trade facilitator, and future trends and developments. Written by a team of international experts with over fifty years' experience in the field, Maritime Logistics provides a truly global perspective. The book covers everything that students of logistics, as well as those working within the industry, need to know about maritime logistics, including shipping lines, containers, tankers, dry bulk, port-centric logistics, and much more. The book includes contributions from leading practitioners and academics in the field. The new edition includes a variety of new contributors, including: A. Michael Knemeyer, Associate Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; John P. Saldanha, Assistant Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro, Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics, THE KLU, Hamburg; Prof. Dr. Joern Meissner, Professor of Supply Chain Management & Pricing Strategy, THE KLU, Hamburg.

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Strategic Development to Operational Success
Author: Thomas J. Goldsby,Robert Martichenko
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781932159363
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating leadtimes are vital for survival in today's competitiveenvironment. Inventory is no longer considered an asset,and strategies are needed to operate with minimalinventories. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides thevehicle to solidify strategic position, win overcustomers, and achieve ......

CSCMP Certification Collection


Author: Terry L. CSCMP,Stanley E. Fawcett,Amydee M. Fawcett,Brian J. Gibson,Joe B. Hanna,C. Clifford Defee,Haozhe Chen,Thomas J. Goldsby,Deepak Iyengar,Shashank Rao,Brian C. Keller,Scott B. Keller,Nada R. Sanders,Wendy Tate,Matthew A. Waller,Terry L. Esper
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133993604
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1873
View: 5958
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Complete best practices for running high-value supply chains and earning elite CSCMP certification… 8 authoritative books, in convenient e-format, at a great price! 8 authoritative books help you plan, manage, and optimize any supply chain -- and systematically prepare for CSCMP's industry-leading certification Master crucial knowledge for earning industry-leading CSCMP Level One SCPro™certification: demonstrate your skills in planning and managing world-class supply chains! This unique 8 eBook package will be an indispensable resource for supply chain professionals and students in any organization or environment. It contains 7 complete books commissioned by Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to advancing and disseminating SCM research and knowledge. CSCMP's Definitive Guide to Integrated Supply Chain Management is your definitive reference to managing supply chains that improve customer service, reduce costs, and enhance business performance. Clearly and concisely, it introduces modern best practices for organizations of all sizes, types, and industries. Next, this package contains six eBooks fully addressing core areas of CSCMP Level One SCPro™ certification: manufacturing/service operations; warehousing; supply management/procurement; transportation; order fulfillment/customer service, and inventory management. All six offer focused coverage of essential technical and behavioral skills, addressing principles, elements, strategies, tactics, processes, business interactions/linkages, technologies, planning, management, measurement, global operations, and more. The Definitive Guide to Manufacturing and Service Operations introduces complete best practices for planning, organizing, and managing the production of products and services. Itintroduces key terminology, roles, and goals; techniques for planning and scheduling facilities, material, and labor; continuous process and quality improvement methods; sustainability; MRP II, DRP, and other technologies; and more. Next, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, step by step. It explains each warehousing option, storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. It covers product and materials handling, labor management, warehouse support, extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, strategy decisions, warehouse management systems, Auto-ID, AGVs, and more. The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement helps you drive sustainable competitive advantage via better supplier management and procurement. It covers transactional and long-term activities; category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, relationship management, performance evaluation/management; sustainability; spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, global sourcing, and more. The Definitive Guide to Transportation is today's most authoritative guide to world-class supply chain transportation. Its coverage includes: transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and more. The Definitive Guide to Order Fulfillment and Customer Service covers all facets of building and operating world-class supply chain order fulfillment and customer service processes, from initial customer inquiry through post sales service and support. It introduces crucial concepts ranging from order cycles to available-to-promise, supply chain RFID to global order capture networks, guiding you in optimizing every customer contact you make. CSCMP's The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management addresses all the technical and behavioral skills needed for success in any inventory management role. It illuminates planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating every activity required to efficiently control product flow. You'll find best-practice coverage for making long-term strategic decisions; mid-term tactical decisions; and short-term operational decisions. Topics discussed range from VMI and inventory reduction to new challenges in global inventory management. Finally, in Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting, Mark A. Moon helps you effectively integrate demand forecasting within a comprehensive, world-class Demand and Supply Integration (DSI) process. Moon shows how to approach demand forecasting as a management process; choose and apply the best qualitative and quantitative techniques; and create demand forecasts that are far more accurate and useful. If you're tasked with driving more value from your supply chain, this collection offers you extraordinary resources -- and unsurpassed opportunities. From world-renowned supply chain experts Brian J. Gibson, Joe B. Hanna, C. Clifford Defee, Haozhe Chen, Nada Sanders, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller, Wendy L. Tate, Thomas J. Goldsby, Deepak Iyengar, Shashank Rao, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett, Matthew A. Waller, Terry L. Esper and Mark A. Moon

Logistics and Retail Management

Emerging Issues and New Challenges in the Retail Supply Chain
Author: John Fernie,Leigh Sparks
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749468246
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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The 21st century has witnessed important changes in retail logistics. Supply chain managers are presented with key challenges as retailers have recognised the strategic role that supply chains play in cost reduction and customer service. The 4th edition of Logistics and Retail Management has been substantially updated to take account of these recent developments in retail logistics. Logistics and Retail Management provides the most up-to-date thinking in retail supply chain management, reflecting the changing needs of the global marketplace and the challenges faced by retailers in the 21st century. With contributions from acclaimed academics and practitioners, it covers global logistics, fashion logistics, e-logistics and green supply chains. The 4th edition features brand new chapters on supply chain management in international fashion and corporate social responsibility in the textile supply chain.

My Kind of Transit

Rethinking Public Transportation
Author: Darrin Nordahl
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610914481
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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In My Kind of Transit, Darrin Nordahl argues that like life itself, transportation isn't only about the destination, but the journey. Public transit reduces traffic and pollution, yet few of us are willing to get out of our cars and onto subways and buses. But Nordahl demonstrates that when using public transit is an enjoyable experience, tourists and commuters alike willingly hand in their keys. The trick is creating a system that isn't simply a poor imitation of the automobile, but offers its own pleasures and comforts. While a railway or bus will never achieve the quiet solitude of a personal car, it can provide, much like a well-designed public park, an inviting, communal space. My Kind of Transit is an animated tour of successful transportation systems, offering smart, commonsense analysis of what makes transit fun. Nordahl draws on examples like the iconic street cars of New Orleans and the picturesque cable cars in San Francisco, illustrating that the best transit systems are uniquely tailored to their individual cities. He also describes universal principles of good transit design. Nordahl's humanistic treatment will help planners, designers, transportation professionals, and policymakers create transit systems the public actually wants to ride. And it will introduce all readers to delightful ways of getting from point A to point B.

Securing Global Transportation Networks

A Total Security Management Approach
Author: Luke Ritter,J. Barrett,Rosalyn Wilson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071477519
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
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Viable, value-creating solutions for securing global transportation networks Securing Global Transportation Networks demonstrates how improved security processes can create value across all the business functions throughout an entire value chain. Readers will learn a whole new security management philosophy, as explained through domestic and international examples and case studies ranging from major retailers such as Home Depot to shipping giants such as Maersk and FedEx. This book also looks ahead to future developments and "best practices" for the future. If you're charged with making or evaluating transportation security decisions, you'll find the tools you need to succeed -- and prosper -- with the Total Security Management approach. Explains globalization's impact on transportation networks Creates a framework for realizing a return on security investments by integrating it as a core business process Details how transportation firms, investors, and insurance companies can measure and reward smart security practices that protect a firm's fixed assets, assets in transit, brand equity and goodwill, and human capital INSIDE: Global Trade and Total Security Management The Total Security Management Framework Creating Value: The Case for TSM The Risk Management Approach to TSM Securing Fixed Assets Securing Assets in Transit Securing Brand Equity and Goodwill Securing Human Capital TSM and Business Continuity Planning The End of the Beginning Excellent book, written by three veterans of the industry and featuring a foreword by Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security...the authors develop in the book the concept of Total Security Management, and use compelling case studies to illustrate their point that a secure business is a successful business...The book further demonstrates the financial benefits of investing in security, and also how to protect physical corporate assets, whether they be fixed or goods in transit...this book is a must for anyone working in or around global transportation industries. -- Reviewer: Rob Ballister--Military Writers Society of America Board Member, 9/24/08

Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream

Rethinking Your Supply Chain and Logistics to Create Maximum Value at Minimum Total Cost
Author: Robert Martichenko,Kevin Von Grabe
Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 1934109193
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 111
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Supply Chain Perspectives and Issues

A Literature Review
Author: Albert Park,Gaurav Nayyar,Patrick Low
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Global value chains (GVCs) have been a feature of the international economic architecture for many years, but scholarly interest in the phenomenon is more recent. Today that interest is intense, emanating from an array of academic disciplines as well as from the policy world. The literature that attempts to understand and explain GVCs is vast, multidisciplinary and no less complex than the phenomenon itself. This volume, jointly produced by the Fung Global Institute and the World Trade Organization, is an attempt to capture the core features and themes of the exploding literature on GVCs. Contents Part I. Supply Chain Perspectives 1. Supply chains in the economics literature 2. Supply chains in the business literature Part II. Supply Chain Issues 3. Supply chains and offshoring 4. Supply chains, upgrading and development 5. Supply chains and risk 6. Supply chains and SMEs 7. Supply chains and services 8. Supply chains and trade in value-added 9. Supply chains and business models 10. Supply chains and sustainability 11. Supply chains and trade policy 12. Supply chains and trade finance

Information Systems and the Environment


Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309062438
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 238
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Information technology is a powerful tool for meeting environmental objectives and promoting sustainable development. This collection of papers by leaders in industry, government, and academia explores how information technology can improve environmental performance by individual firms, collaborations among firms, and collaborations among firms, government agencies, and academia. Information systems can also be used by nonprofit organizations and the government to inform the public about broad environmental issues and environmental conditions in their neighborhoods. Several papers address the challenges to information management posed by the explosive increase in information and knowledge about environmental issues and potential solutions, including determining what information is environmentally relevant and how it can be used in decision making. In addition, case studies are described and show how industry is using information systems to ensure sustainable development and meet environmental standards. The book also includes examples from the public sector showing how governments use information knowledge systems to disseminate "best practices" beyond big firms to small businesses, and from the world of the Internet showing how knowledge is shared among environmental advocates and the general public.

The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction
Author: Bert van Wee,Jan Anne Annema,David Banister
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936905
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 399
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ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.