The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: Understanding the Supply Chain (Hardcover)

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Fully grasp the core principles of logistics, distribution management and the supply chain, in addition to emerging trends and the latest technologies, with this definitive guide that offers clear and straightforward explanations.

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management
provides students with a complete overview of all aspects of setting up, managing, and optimizing supply chains. Written by an author team with years of practical experience in some of the most challenging environments across the world, this textbook is underpinned by real-world data and worked examples throughout.

Designed to offer a complete understanding of how supply chains fit together, The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution is structured logically and delves into topics in more detail than collections of research papers of miscellaneous works. With coverage on all the key aspects of distribution, logistics and supply chain management, students will find this to be an invaluable resource and useful desk reference throughout their careers.

The seventh edition includes updates and solutions designed to meet the challenges faced by those studying and working in the sector. New material covers future technologies, including artificial intelligence, cyber-security, 5G mobile networks, drones and cobots, and how these can be used to optimize operations and increase productivity. Online resources include lecture slides (tables, images and formulae from the text), glossary of terms, weblinks, blog articles, video interviews and infographics.

About the Author


Alan Rushton worked in the chemical industry and is a former Director of Dialog Consultants. He was the Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University. Phil Croucher held several senior posts in industry, across many countries. He is an independent supply chain consultant and lecturer, and has an MSc in Logistics and Distribution Management from Cranfield University. Peter Baker worked in international freight forwarding and then as a consultant completing over 80 supply chain projects across the world. He was a senior logistics lecturer and, more recently a Visiting Fellow, at Cranfield University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781398602069
ISBN-10: 139860206X
Publisher: Kogan Page
Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Pages: 824
Language: English