Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management (Paperback)

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Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management (Paperback)


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Logistics and supply chain management are at the heart of almost every organization globally, as such developing a well-rounded understanding of these areas has never been more important. Learn from leading sector specialists about key topics, such as supply chain leadership, resilience, technology, design, and more with this guide.

Global Logistics is the comprehensive guide to understanding the international and complex landscape of modern logistics and supply chain management. This book features expertise from 30 contributors including leading academics, such as Martin Christopher, Alan McKinnon and Steve New, and experienced consultants to leading firms including Alan Braithwaite and Patrick Daly. With input from over a dozen countries, a truly global approach is offered which situates state-of-the-art research alongside expert practical guidance. Covering a range of topics from supply chain strategy, risk management and sourcing to relationship management, resilience and ethics, this book is essential for those studying or working in logistics and supply chain.

Now in its 8th edition, Global Logistics is fully revised and restructured to provide a clear rationale throughout. Readers will understand how to improve logistics, supply chain management and operational effectiveness as well as how to navigate global supply chains, ensure sustainability and engineer for the future. The new edition also covers important topics such as:

- The impact of leadership and talent management in logistics
- How to maximize the potential of technology, industry 4.0 and digitalization
- The ways in which different types of performance can be measured and optimized
Edward Sweeney is Professor of Logistics and Systems and Head of the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. He has held full-time academic posts at Technological University Dublin, the University of Warwick and the University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM), as well as visiting positions at several institutions in Asia and North America. Edward's research has been widely published and he sits on the editorial boards of several leading international supply chain journals. He has worked in close collaboration with many of the world's leading companies across many sectors including electronics, food and drink, life sciences and logistics. Donald Waters is a retired Professor of logistics and operations management. He worked at various universities including the University of Calgary, Canada.
Product Details ISBN: 9781398600003
ISBN-10: 1398600008
Publisher: Kogan Page
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 480
Language: English