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International Logistics : Global Supply Chain Management - Douglas Long

International Logistics

Global Supply Chain Management

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2003
ISBN: 9781402074530
Number Of Pages: 431

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Students of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management, as well as international managers will find International Logistics: Global Supply Chain Management an essential reference for understanding how cargo is moved around the world. A comprehensive guide that includes the theory and practice of global supply chain management, International Logistics: Global Supply Chain Management uses current, real-world issues to make the material as relevant as possible, notwithstanding the fast-paced nature of this industry. Yet, the author also includes the theory and history of global supply chain management to provide a deeper understanding of the intricacies involved.
Logistics and transportation are the key elements of business and international trade. Based upon his experience in over 120 countries, including private industry, the military, and the United Nations, the author challenges conventional wisdom by discussing the myth of supply chain management and offering penetrating questions on the role of information systems.
International Logistics: Global Supply Chain Management is distinct in the following ways: A balanced approach between theoretical research and real-world practice, Cutting-edge, original graphics help explain concepts better than any current book, Instructor's Manual provided by the author upon request. Combined with pedagogical features and real-world case studies, International Logistics: Global Supply Chain Management is a must-have textbook for students of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management students, as well as a reference for international managers.

Contents in Briefp. VI
Table of Contentsp. VII
List of Illustrationsp. XI
Forewordp. XIV
Prefacep. XX
Acknowledgmentsp. XXII
Global Operations Management
Introduction to International Logisticsp. 1
What Is Logistics?p. 3
What Is the Goal of Logistics?p. 6
Regional Logistics Assessmentp. 13
The Role of Transportationp. 17
A Brief History of Transportation and Logisticsp. 19
Global Sourcing and Tradep. 23
Global Sourcingp. 23
Terms of Sale and Incotermsp. 27
International Political Economyp. 32
Why National Tradep. 36
International Trade Patternsp. 38
Global Supply Chain Managementp. 43
The Supply Chain Conceptp. 43
Efficiency in a Supply Chainp. 45
Channel Relationshipsp. 48
Managing the Supply Chainp. 52
Marketing Channelsp. 54
Strategic Planningp. 61
The Planning Processp. 61
ISO9000p. 70
Financial Issuesp. 71
Location Theory and Network Designp. 75
Material Requirements Planningp. 81
Forecastingp. 85
Benchmarkingp. 88
Reverse Logisticsp. 89
Global Freight Transportation Managementp. 93
Transportation Planningp. 95
Traffic Managementp. 95
Trade and Equipment Balancep. 100
Mode Selection and Carrier Managementp. 105
Transportation Regulationp. 109
Transportation Economicsp. 117
Packagingp. 122
Intermodalism and Land Transportp. 125
What Is Intermodalism?p. 125
Intermodal Equipmentp. 130
Managing Intermodal Transportp. 133
Roadway Transportp. 135
Railroad Transportp. 139
Inland Shippingp. 144
Pipelinesp. 146
Maritime Shippingp. 149
Ships and Shipping Equipmentp. 149
Shipping Company Operationsp. 150
Maritime Economicsp. 158
Shipping Regulationp. 160
Managing Ocean Carriersp. 170
Air Transportationp. 173
Air Transportationp. 173
Airplanes and Aviation Equipmentp. 174
Air Cargo Operationsp. 179
Aviation Economicsp. 184
Aviation Regulationp. 189
Managing Air Carriersp. 195
Case Study: The Environmental and Economic Impact of an Air Cargo Airportp. 198
Ports and Facilitiesp. 203
Port and Facility Functionsp. 203
Ocean Portsp. 220
Air Portsp. 225
Warehousingp. 228
Free Trade Zonesp. 229
Import/Export Operations
Customs and Regulationsp. 239
Customs and Regulationsp. 239
Export/Import Clearancep. 245
Managing the Customs Functionp. 258
U.S. Customs Service Judgment: The Elephant Jock Strapp. 264
Trade Documentationp. 269
The Role of Documentationp. 269
The Legal Status of Documentsp. 272
Contractsp. 274
The Documentation Flowp. 276
Bills of Lading and Waybillsp. 282
Insurance and Liabilityp. 286
Trade Financep. 289
The Environment of International Trade Financep. 289
The Letter of Credit Transaction Processp. 292
Letters of Creditp. 295
Currency Issuesp. 297
Insurancep. 299
Case Study: Supporting a Floating Cityp. 303
Securityp. 305
Corruptionp. 305
Dangerous Goodsp. 308
Securityp. 312
Smugglingp. 316
Case Study: Armenia's Gateway to the World: The Geopolitical Significance of the Port of Potip. 322
Logistics Managementp. 327
Intermediaries and Alliancesp. 329
The Role of Intermediariesp. 329
Types of Intermediariesp. 333
Managing Alliances and Subcontractorsp. 337
Inventory Managementp. 343
Inventory Types and Characteristicsp. 343
Principals of Inventory Managementp. 347
Inventory Economicsp. 351
Inventory Control Methodsp. 353
Case Study: If Only Horses Had Wingsp. 356
Information Systemsp. 361
The Nature of Information and Information Systemsp. 361
Information Systems and the Firmp. 369
Logistics Information Systemsp. 371
Measurement of Business Processesp. 376
Case Study: Competitive Intelligence and International Logisticsp. 380
Public Logisticsp. 385
Public and Private Infrastructurep. 385
Military Logisticsp. 391
Postal Servicep. 395
The International Trade in Toxic Wastep. 399
The Logistics of Humanitarian Reliefp. 402
Selected Bibliographyp. 411
Name Indexp. 417
Subject Indexp. 420
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ISBN: 9781402074530
ISBN-10: 1402074530
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 31st August 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.26  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.79

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