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Essentials of Logistics and Management

The Global Supply Chain

The logistician plays a critical role in the growth of his or her company - in this third edition of Essentials of Logistics, the conceptual framework in which all the stakes and themes of logistics is systematically analyzed, with a strong focus on the role of the supply chain. Indeed, many elements are critical to the successful logistical strategy: customer relation management, interactive information support, production optimization and process development, vision, strategy and operations management, and human resources and resource allocation. Growing out of a successful course given by the International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, and by the Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (ENPC), the purpose of this book is to present a methodology allowing the reader to understand and act based on the critical factors embedded in the design of strategy. Concepts are thus combined with practical examples. Transversal vision and detailed case studies highlight the main themes of modern logistics and daily preoccupations of logisticians. The book is addressed to all professionals of logistics: managers, planners and engineers; as well as to graduate students specializing in the field.

594 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2


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Table of Contents

Global Supply Chain Management The Structure and the Operations of Logistics Systems Designing the Supply Chain Statistical Forecasting and Demand Analysis Leading in Service Innovation: Three Perspectives on Customer Service Value Delivery Purchasing and Logistics: Perimeter Overlaps in a Context of Global Sourcing Production Systems The Management of Distribution and Operational Logistics Transport Management as a Key Logistics Issue Logistics of International Trade Information Systems Supply Chain Connective Technologies Supply Chain Connective Technologies Modeling and Simulation in Logistics The Lean Supply Chain Marketing and Innovation Management Financial Accounting Processing & Controlling Financial elements Understanding Global Strategic Dynamics Managing Human Resources

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