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European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics

1st Edition

By Ad R. Van Goor, Walther Ploos van Amstel, M. J. Ploos van Amstel


526 pages

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A broad vision of supply chain management is necessary to implement European distribution successfully. European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics focuses on logistics in the European region.

This book discusses proven concepts and do's & don'ts for European distribution, as well as for supply chain logistics across three clusters:

  • Distribution and supply chain management
  • Fundamentals of European distribution logistics
  • Demand and supply chain management

Each chapter starts with an awareness case and ends with fifteen questions for discussion, a real life case and five reflecting questions. Based on this formula the book is well-suited for students and practitioners in the area of logistics and supply chain management.

Table of Contents

Study Advice and Introduction Part 1: Distribution and Supply Chain Management 1. Trends in European Distribution 2. Trends in Supply Chain Management Part 2: Fundamentals of European Distribution Logistics 3. Integrated Concepts within European Distribution Logistics 4. Distribution Logistics and Product Characteristics 5. European Transport Network 6. European Warehousing and Site Selection 7. Inventory Management and DRP 8. Cost Management 9. Economic Trade-Off Decisions 10. Pipeline Management 11. Contract Logistics 12. An Approach to Developing European Distribution Strategies 13. ICT in European Distribution Logistics Part 3: Demand and Supply Chain Management 14. The Integrated DSCM Concept 15. E-Business and E-Logistics 16. Efficient Replenishment Upstream 17. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) 18. Supply Chain Control and Assessment

About the Authors

Ad R. van Goor is Professor of Information Systems and Logistics at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Walther Poos van Amstel is Professor in Logistics at the Netherlands Defence Academy.

M.J. Poos van Amstel is involved in education and consultancy in distribution logistics and demand-driven supply chain management in the Netherlands.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Operations Research
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management