Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management
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"Students, managers and professionals will find this book an essential tool."- Supply Management
Written by a host of contributors who are acknowledged experts in their fields, this fully updated sixth edition focuses on areas of particular current interest, including: logistics in China, and Central and Eastern Europe; the improvement of communications and technology; humanitarian supply chains; internet trading; agile supply chains; performance measurement.Global Logistics is an invaluable source of guidance and practical advice for students, managers and practitioners alike, who will find it an essential tool they can refer to again and again.. Until recently, logistics was barely considered in the long-term plans of even major companies, but its strategic role is now recognized and it lies at the heart of long-term plans in almost every business. The field of logistics continues to develop at a remarkable pace. Add to this the increased emphasis on customer satisfaction, flexible operations and time compression, and it becomes clear why it is so important for organizations to get their logistics right.From a truly international perspective, Global logistics providea a wealth of useful ideas and practival information on all the current and future trends in logistics and supply chain management. There are many reasons for this change: communications and informat
Very old references and outdated O. Boiesen I haven't read the whole book, but on the chapters of trends in transportation/distribution (22) and logistics in general (1&2) his referances are quite old (1995-2002), not catching up the newest trends in the sector. The performance indicators showing markets trends should be newer than of 2002, and can not be used if you are a logistics/scm professional.