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International Logistics : Materials Management/Logistics - Donald F. Wood

International Logistics

Materials Management/Logistics

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Published: 31st January 1995
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This unique volume fills a gap in the business literature by integrating cultural, functional and strategic aspects of global logistics. The authors combine diverse viewpoints to present a coherent perspective on contemporary global logistics from raw materials through production to the customer. Placing specific topics in logistics in the broader context of international trade and marketing issues, the authors, describe the diverse logistics functions in detail, including ocean, air and surface carriers and systems: international sourcing; and the roles of governments and intermediaries, giving the reader a solid foundation and ready reference of logistics information. They explore efficient approaches to financial aspects of logistics, such as terms of sale, payment, documentation and insurance, enabling the reader to minimize costs without compromising quality and speed. The authors demonstrate how to optimze international dealings by responding to cultural differences in the roles and personal relationships and written contracts in business; the application of local trade laws; and attitudes toward precision. This book also illustrates key points in action using numerous up-to-date examples and devotes a chapter to logistics of famine relief. Written in a readable style, this essential resource will assist executives, managers, engineers and technicians in implementing effective logistics strategies. It will also serve as an in-depth introduction to this increasingly important dimension of trade for engineering and business students.

A most useful textbook for students and those considering logistics as a career route. - Logistics Focus; The authors have filled a gap in the business logistics arena ... a suitable text for use in international transportation and logistics courses. - Defense Transportation Journal, June 1997

Preface
Introduction
Governments' interest in international logistics
Logistics and transportation in different parts of the world
Ocean ships and shipping
Chartering bulk ocean carriers
The ocean liner conference system
International air transportation
Land transport to and from ports, and to and from Canada and Mexico
Seaports, airports, canals, and tunnels
International logistics functions and intermediaries
Terms of sales and terms of payment
Documentation and insurance
Logistics of export product movement
International sourcing
Logistics of famine relief
Logistics as a tool for integrating international operations
Future issues in logistics
Index
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ISBN: 9780412992216
ISBN-10: 0412992213
Series: Materials Management/Logistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 31st January 1995
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.0  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.72