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3rd Edition

Essentials of Logistics and Management

ISBN 9780429101342
Published December 11, 2012 by EPFL Press
550 Pages

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Book Description

The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company - in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain.Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strateg

Table of Contents

Introduction. Logistical Strategy and Globalization. Customer Service. The Structure and Operations of Logistics Systems. Transport Management as a Key Logistics Issue. Logistics of International Trade. Designing the Supply Chain. Marketing and Purchasing Management. Production Systems. Operations Research in Logistics. Modeling and Simulation in Logistics. Workflow Management For Supply Chains Of Service. Information Technology for Logistics. Forecast Analysis And Forecasting Models. Financial Elements. Logistics: Processing and Controlling. Managing Human Resources.

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Corynne Jaffeux has thesis in currency risks (1985) and management sciences (1990). She has lectured at Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and became professor at Orleans University in 1991. Since 1999 she has been professor at the Montesquieu Bordeaux University, where her research areas include financial markets, corporate finance and securities.

Philippe Wieser studied mechanical engineering at the EPFL, where he received his undergraduate (1977) and Ph.D (1981) degrees. After a few years working in an engineering consulting company, he joined the EPFL as lecturer. His fields of research and teaching deal with logistics and information systems, integrated logistics, supply chain optimization and health logistics. Since May 2000, Professor Wieser is the executive director of the International Institute for the Management of Logistics, involving the EPFL (Lausanne) and ENPC (Paris).