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1st Edition

Principles and Practice

ISBN 9789020733044
Published July 1, 2006 by Routledge
452 Pages

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Book Description

Logistics: Principles & Practice is a general introduction to the subject. This specialized field is fast moving – fulfilling orders on time is of crucial importance in the modern age of internet economy and just-in-time production.


Besides dealing with the logistics of purchasing, production and distribution, the book also examines common ground with marketing, quality and production design. This integrated approach ensures that important topics such as e-business, CRM, process design, E-procurement, enterprise resource planning and E-logistics are given prominent coverage.


This textbook can be used as core reading for all students of logistics and operations management.

Table of Contents

Study Guide  Part I: Logistics: the start  1. Logistics Subsystems  2. Logistics Framework  Part II: The Demand Side of Logistics  3. Market and e-Commerce  4. Product and Process  Part III: Logistics Techniques  5. Basic Principles and Demand Forecasting  6. Inventory Management  Part IV: The Supply Side of Logistics  7. Purchasing and e-Procurement  8. Production and ERP  9. Distribution: Inventory and Transport  10. Distribution and Warehousing  11. Recycling and Reverse Logistics  Part V: Integration  12. From Logistics to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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