1st Edition

European Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics

ISBN 9789020732535
Published March 1, 2003 by Routledge
526 Pages

USD $115.00

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Book Description

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

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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.