640 pages | 191 B/W Illus.
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 logistics functions also becomes increasingly difficult. And in spite of its importance not only to the bottom line but also to the functionality of your operations, logistics improvement often lags industry requirements.
Taking a unique engineering approach, the Logistics Engineering Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of traditional methods and contemporary topics. The book delineates basic concepts and practices, provides a tutorial for common problems and solution techniques, and discusses current topics that define the state of the logistics market. It covers background information that defines engineering logistics, activities and implementation, transportation management, enabling technologies, and emerging trends. Each chapter includes either a brief case study overview of an industrially motivated problem or a tutorial using fabricated data designed to highlight important issues.
Presentation, organization, and quality of content set this book a part. Its most distinctive feature is the engineering focus, instead of the more usual business/supply chain focus, that provides a mathematically rigorous treatment without being overly analytical. Another important characteristic is the emphasis on transportation management, especially freight transportation. The section on emerging and growing trends makes the handbook particularly useful to the savvy logistics professional wishing to exploit possible future trends in logistics practice. The handbook is a one-stop shopping location for logistics engineering reference materials ranging from basics to traditional problems, to state-of-the-market concerns and opportunities.
Logistics from a Historical Perspective, J.L. Sutherland
Economic Impact of Logistics, R.A. Wilson
Logistics Engineering Tool Chest, D. Teodorovic and K. Vukadinovic
Logistics Metrics, T.L. Landers, A. Mendoza, and J.R. English
Logistics as an Integrating System’s Function, B.S. Blanchard
Customer Service, R. Germain and W. Whitworth
Purchasing and Sourcing, C.-G. Lee
Demand Forecasting in Logistics:Analytic Hierarchy Process and Genetic Algorithm-Based Multiple Regression Analysis, W. Ho and C. Ka Man Lee
Facilities Location and Layout Design, B. Montreuil
Inventory Control Th eory:Deterministic and Stochastic Models, L.M.A. Chan and M. Karakul
Material Handling Systems, S.S. Heragu
Warehousing, G.P. Sharp
Distribution System Design, M. Goetschalckx
Transportation Systems Overview, J. Geunes and K. Taaffe
Topics in Transportation Management
Real-Time Dispatching for Truckload Motor Carriers, W.B. Powell
Classic Transportation Problems, K. Bulbul, A. Sen, and G. Ulusoy
Pricing and Rating, R.E. Maner, T.T. Taha, and G.L. Whicker
Management of Unbalanced Freight Networks, G.D.Taylor, Jr.
Revenue Management and Capacity Planning, D.R. Bish, E.K. Bish, and B. Maddah
Ubiquitous Communication:Tracking Technologies within the Supply Chain, M.E. Johnson
Electronic Connectivity and Software, D.M. Scott
Reliability,Maintainability,and Supportability in Logistics, C.R. Cassady, E.A. Pohl, and T.G. Yeung
Funding and Justifying Logistics, R.G. Ingalls, Y.-P. Leow Sehwail, and L. Sehwail
Logistics and the Internet, T.G. Crainic and M.G. Speranza
Emerging and Growing Trends
Reverse Logistics,Green Logistics,and Packaging, J.R. Stock
Global Logistics Concerns, D. Bennett and D. Gay
Outsourcing and Third-Party Logistics, X. Wang and Q. Meng
Brief Overview of Intermodal Transportation, T. Bektas and T.G. Crainic
Logistics in Service Industries, M.D. Rossetti
Securing the Supply Chain, L. Ritter Index