Achieving state-of-the-art excellence and attaining the cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is an obvious gain in terms of competitive edge and profitability. As logistics tools evolve in comprehensiveness and complexity, and the use of these new tools becomes more pervasive, maintaining a position of leadership in logisti
INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTICS ENGINEERING. Logistics from a Historical Perspective. The Economic Impact of Logistics. The Logistics Engineering Tool Chest. Logistics Metrics. Logistics as an Integrating Function. LOGISTICS ACTIVITIES. Customer Service. Purchasing & Sourcing. Demand Forecasting. Facility Location & Layout. Inventory Management. Material Handling & Material Flow. Warehousing. Distribution Networks. Transportation Systems Overview. TOPICS IN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT. Dispatching/Routing. Classic Transportation Problems. Pricing/Rating. Freight Imbalance & Managing Uncertainty in the Supply Chain. Capacity Planning & Yield Management. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES. Tracking Technologies. Electronic Connectivity & Software. Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability in Logistics. Funding and Justifying Logistics Activities. Logistics and the Internet. EMERGING & GROWING TRENDS. Green Logistics, Packaging & Reverse Logistics. Global Logistics Concerns. Outsourcing & 3PLs. Intermodal Transportation. Logistics in Service Industries. Securing the Supply Chain. Current & Future Logistics Research Needs.