Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Integral Logistics Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

By Paul Schönsleben

Auerbach Publications

1,072 pages | 577 B/W Illus.

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From the Foreword of theFirst Edition of Integral Logistics Management: Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies: "Changes in the world outside the company alter the way that we look at problems and priorities in the company itself. This presents new challenges to company logistics and to planning & control of corresponding business processes." Written almost twelve years ago, these words are perhaps more true now than ever before.

Incorporating the elements that made previous editions so popular with students and professors, the fourth edition reflects the expansion of the role of supply chain management to include all areas of industry and all objects in the product life cycle.

New in the Fourth Edition:

  • Assessing the economic value added of supply chain initiatives
  • Local content regulations and tariff orientation in a supply chain
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in a global supply chain
  • Facility location planning (expanded)
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Information management

Each chapter includes summaries, keywords, cases, and exercises. Definitions of key concepts and terms are boxed for emphasis and important principles, examples, points to remember, prescribed procedures, steps of a technique or solutions for selected scenarios and exercises are highlighted with a gray background. Additional interactive Macromedia Flash elements are made available for download from the book’s companion website.

Magic formulas, catchwords, and simplifying theories do not stand much of a chance in logistics, operations and supply chain management. The complex reality of day-to-day operation of companies in industry and the service sector demands highly diligent detailed work. Covering all of the critical details in this area, the book equips students for tackling the logistics, planning, and managerial challenges they’ll most certainly have to face.

Table of Contents


Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Basic Definitions, Issues, and Challenges

Business Partner and Business Objects

Strategies in the Entrepreneurial Context

Performance Measurement

Scenarios and Exercises

Supply Chain Design

Ownership and Trade in a Supply Chain

Strategic Procurement and Levels of Cooperation

Designing Partnership Relationships

Facility Location Planning in Production, Distribution, and Service Networks

Sustainable Supply Chains

Supply Chain Risk Management

Scenarios and Exercises

Analysis and Fundamental Concepts in Logistics and Operations Management

Elements of Business Process Management

Push and Pull in the Design of Business Processes

Important Techniques of Business Process Analysis

Characteristic Features

Fundamental Concepts

Scenarios and Exercises

The MRP II / ERP Concept: Business Processes and Methods

Business Processes and Tasks in Planning & Control

Master Planning - Long-Term Planning

Introduction to Detailed Planning and Execution

Logistics Business Methods in Research and


Current State of Knowledge of Logistics Management

Scenarios and Exercises


Characterizing Lean / Just-in-Time and Repetitive Manufacturing

The Lean / Just-in-Time Concept

The Kanban Technique

The Cumulative Production Figures Principle

Comparison of Techniques of Materials Management

Scenarios and Exercises

Concepts for Product Families and One-of-a-Kind Production

Logistics Characteristics of a Product Variety Concept

Adaptive Techniques

Generative Techniques

Scenarios and Exercises

Concepts for the Process Industry

Characteristics of the Process Industry

Processor-Oriented Master and Order Data Management

Processor-Oriented Resource Management

Special Features of Long-Term Planning

Scenarios and Exercises

Software Used for Logistics Purposes: An Introduction

Contents of Logistics Software Packages

Factors for Successful Implementation of Logistics Software

Range of Implementation of Logistics Software



Scenarios and Exercises


Demand and Demand Forecast

Overview of Forecasting Techniques

Historically Oriented Techniques for Constant Demand

Historically Oriented Techniques with Trend-Shaped Behavior

Future-Oriented Techniques

Using Forecasts in Planning

Scenarios and Exercises

Inventory Management and Stochastic Materials Management

Stores and Inventory Management

Usage Statistics, Analyses, and Classifications

Order Point Technique and Safety Stock Calculation

Batch or Lot Sizing



Scenarios and Exercises

Deterministic Materials Management

Demand and A variable Inventory along the Time Axis

Deterministic Determination of Independent Demand

Deterministic Determination of Dependent Demand

Batch or Lot Sizing

Analyzing the Results of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Scenarios and Exercises

Time Management and Scheduling

Elements of Time Management

Buffers and Queues

Scheduling of Orders and Scheduling Algorithms

Splitting, Overlapping, and Extended Scheduling Algorithms

Scenarios and Exercises

Capacity Management

Fundamentals of Capacity Management

Infinite Loading

Finite Loading

Rough-Cut Capacity Planning



Scenarios and Exercises

Order Release and Control

Order Release

Shop Floor Control

Order Monitoring and Shop Floor Data Collection

Distribution Control

Scenarios and Exercises

Cost Estimating, Job-Order Costing, and Activity-Based Costing

Costs, Cost Elements, and Cost Structures

Cost Estimating

Job-Order Costing

Activity-Based Costing

Scenarios and Exercises

Representation and System Management of Logistic Objects

Order Data in Sales, Distribution, Production, and Procurement

The Master Data for Products and Processes

Extensions Arising from Variant-Oriented Concepts

Extensions Arising from Processor-Oriented Concepts

The Management of Product and Engineering Data



Quality Management - TQM and Six Sigma

Quality: Concept and Measurement

Quality Management Tasks at the Operations Level

Quality Management Systems

Systems Engineering and Project Management

Systems Engineering

Project Management

Selected Sections of Information Management

Important Terms in Information Management

Modeling Enterprise Information Systems

Modeling Information Systems in the Data View and Object View

Each chapter concludes with a Summary and Keywords

About the Author

Professor Paul Schonsleben studied mathematics and operations research at ETH Zurich. He obtained a PhD. degree in 1980. From 1983 to 1991, he was full time professor for Business Informatics at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Since 1991 he has been full professor at ETH Zurich, chair of operations and supply chain management. He was dean, deputy head, and head of the Department BEPR and MTEC from 2001 to 2005. He is member of the Board of several companies and foundations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management