4th Edition

Integral Logistics Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies, Fourth Edition

ISBN 9781439878231
Published August 4, 2011 by Auerbach Publications
1072 Pages - 577 B/W Illustrations

USD $140.00

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Book Description

From the Foreword of the First 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

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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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