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The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit

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The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit provides practical, take-away tools for warehouse, inventory and transport managers to apply to the day-to-day challenges of logistics and supply chain management. This book offers applicable solutions to some of the most frequently encountered problems of the industry. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised to ensure that all research is updated to reflect the latest innovations in technology and processes. The tools have been revised to ensure the utmost relevance, and a collection of new tools has been added to ensure that the book is relevant and applicable in light of the most recent changes to the sector. The aim of The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit is to provide today's managers with a toolbox of practical ideas and information to help them in their day-to-day work. It explains a number of the major management tools and suggests areas within supply chain and logistics where they can be applied. The tools have been put into chapters, including supply chains, warehousing, transport and inventory. Online supporting resources include downloadable tools.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit

Author : Gwynne Richards
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Offers a host of practical advice, tools and frameworks to help solve some of the most common problems facing the logistics and supply chain sectors.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit 2nd Edition

Author : Gwynne Richards
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Offers a complete toolkit for warehouse, transport and inventory managers, covering all the techniques and processes they need to operate efficient logistics operations.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit Second Edition Summary

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Logistics Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection

Author : David B. Grant
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Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection is a rich and varied compilation of relevant case studies from across logistics, supply chain management and operations. It contains real life scenarios from leading companies including Volvo, Vortex, Honda of America, Green Cargo and Swedish Transport Administration. It includes a foreword by Martin Christopher. Comprehensive in scope and scrupulous in detail, Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection includes actual events experienced by businesses of every size, from SMB's to some of the most successful corporations in manufacturing, transportation, hospitality and other industries. In these pages readers will discover proven tactics and innovative solutions for handling uncertainties, solving problems and circumventing risk, plus a wealth of information to guide strategy and decision making. Readers who are involved in logistics and supply chain management will find the collection extremely helpful. Directors and managers will find immediate application of strategies and tactics to their own situations and challenges and learn to identify potential pitfalls before they become chronic issues. Training professionals will have a valuable tool for testing management proficiency in crisis mitigation and resolution, and particularly useful in academic curriculum, independent learning modules and professional training programs. Academics and professional trainers will benefit from expanded question and answer sections designed to measure knowledge transfer and lessons learned. Students will learn from engaging, topical situations that are highly relevant to the fields of logistics, supply chain management and operations, and both students and prospective managers will learn crucial skills to meet current challenges, qualify for professional advancement and achieve success.

Trade and Transport Corridor Management Toolkit

Author : Charles Kunaka
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Trade and transport corridors are fundamental to the overland movement of international trade, particularly for landlocked countries. This book provides tools and techniques for the design of trade and transport corridor projects. It is meant for task managers, policy makers, and corridor service providers.

Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic Toolkit

Author : Jose Guilherme Reis
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In recent years, the agenda to support trade growth has moved beyond trade policy to embrace a wider set of 'behind the border' issues, focused on establishing an environment conducive to the emergence of firms that are competitive in both export and domestic markets. At the operational level, policymakers are increasingly requesting analytical support to understand the factors impacting competitiveness in current traded sectors, along with the prospects for diversification. In this context, the International Trade Department (PRMTR) has developed a Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic Toolkit (TCD). The TCD is a simple guide that facilitates a systematic assessment of a country's position, performance, and capabilities in export markets. The TCD combines quantitative analysis - including comparison of the country against global averages, regional and income-level peers - with an emphasis on in-depth, qualitative analysis, focusing on in-country interviews with key stakeholders across trade value chains. The TCD includes two components: 1.Trade Outcomes Analysis: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of historical trade organised around four components: 1.) the intensive margin, with a focus on the level and growth of exports as well as market share performance; 2.) the extensive margin, including diversification of both products and markets; 3.) the quality margin, focusing on the quality or sophistication of exports; and 4.) the sustainability margin, including the participation and survival of firms in export markets. 2. Competitiveness Diagnostics: cover a broad set of factors that impact trade performance, organized around three themes: 1.) The incentive framework for trade, including an analysis of trade and investment policy, and the business regulatory environment; 2.) Factor inputs, productivity, and trade costs, including issues of labor, technical efficiency, access to inputs and backbone services, and trade and logistics; and 3.) Proactive policies to support trade, including standards, export promotion, and spatial industrial policies like clusters and economic zones. The toolkit will be of particular interest to economists at development banks and donor agencies, government practitioners involved in analyzing trade performance, and academics and researchers in the area of trade and development economics

Warehouse Management

Author : Gwynne Richards
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Offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of managing a warehouse, the third edition of Warehouse Management is an ideal guide and detailed reference book for anyone looking to gain a real insight into warehouse operations. It examines everything from the latest technological advances, operations and people management to current environmental issues. This third edition of Warehouse Management includes definitive updates across the industry, such as the vast expansion of warehouse technology and robotics, warehouse design and the increasing challenges posed by e-commerce. Gwynne Richards tackles the core challenges for today's managers, offering experienced advice on how to reduce lead times, increase productivity and improve customer service. Revamped with more practical case studies and an array of downloadable warehouse tools, this new edition of Warehouse Management includes useful warehouse audit checklists and is firmly supported with insightful photographs, video links and projections.

Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment

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The 'Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment' (TTFA) is a tool for identifying inefficiencies in international supply chains that limit a country s ability to compete in international trade. The TTFA examines problems that affect not only exports competitiveness, but also the ability to import and distribute inputs to production and consumer goods. This new TTFA toolkit was developed to meet the growing demand for facilitation and logistics reforms in an environment of increasing global competition and expanded trade in intermediate goods. It reflects practical experience and the change in the nature of demand from developing countries. The TTFA focuses on simplification and harmonization of trade-related procedures and identifies the opportunities for improving logistics services, infrastructure, and the overall performance of specific supply chains. It also outlines practices to develop plans of action with proper interactions with government agencies and stakeholders.

Journal of Economic Literature

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Green Supply Chains

Author : Stuart Emmett
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Stuart Emmett and Vivek Sood's book provides a clear strategic overview and actionable plan for the implementation of green supply chains. For anyone grappling with the elements required to change an organization's supply chain strategy in a 'green' direction, this book is a must read. "Having worked with Stuart Emmett on other ground breaking books, I can empathically say that this book written with Vivek Sood is another one in the same mould. This enjoyable book not only covers a topic that is critically relevant for every individual, but also provides a practical road map for a green supply chain strategy. Strongly recommended, it is a book of it time." —Barry Crocker, Author and MSC Program Leader, University of Salford "After co-creating the supply chain management methodology in 1979, I have remained at the forefront of this field for the last 30 years by continually pushing the boundaries of thoughts and applications in Supply Chain Management. But, during all this time, nothing has excited me as much as our current endeavor on Green Supply Chains. It is the need of the moment, resonating in all directions. What is more important, it makes perfect commercial sense. This book by Vivek Sood and Stuart Emmett is a big step in furthering that discussion. It should be on the bookshelf of every progressive manager." —Dr Wolfgang Partsch, Global Supply Chain Group, Munich, Germany "...As supply chains have become more visible to people around the world, and at the same time more global, questions about their impact on the environment and global sustainability have increased. People who care about our Planet often wonder what are the adverse impacts of transporting goods thousands of miles...goods that are often produced in manufacturing plants that are not environmentally friendly...and then packaged in what becomes waste. So, companies and governments worldwide have begun to address the questions. The authors have addressed the questions in an insightful manner. They have analyzed the supply chain processes, presented new ideas, and have backed these up with solid case examples from leading companies. The book is a must read for anyone who manages a supply chain, cares about the environment, and seeks actionable ideas for 'going green'." —Gene Tyndall, Executive Vice President, Global Tompkins International "This book treats the 'Next Generation' Supply Chain in a phenomenal way. It is an emerging topic, a paradigm shifting approach for companies on their radical cost saving waves, and an absolutely necessary component of the sustainability for our Planet." —Ahmet Yalçın Managing Partner at Stars of Europeand Chairman of the Board of the German Solar Energy company Green Enesys Group

Freight Transport for Development Toolkit

Author : Ron Kopicki
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Globalization has imposed entry requirements on developing economies. Countries need to have the ability to synchronize the business processes which take place within local producers with business processes, which take place in the supply chains of their suppliers and their customers. Integrated logistics services are nowadays a critical component of international freight transport systems, but their development and coverage vary widely across countries, in particular in the developing world. This paper explains this important development. It documents the increasingly important role, which third party logistics service providers play in facilitating business process connectivity and thus in integrating producers based in developing countries into the global economy. It provides a look at the global significance of integrated logistics services in a globalized economy, and goes on to review specific examples of establishment of such services in developing countries. These examples in turn suggest a set of specific policy recommendations to help policymakers enable the development of efficient logistics services to serve both their domestic and international markets. The paper describes ways in which integrated logistics services have evolved over the past 20 years. It describes aspects of that development, which have particular significance for accelerating the economic growth of developing economies. From a review of various means, which third party service providers have used to integrate the business processes of their clients into the supply chains of their clients, it attempts to develop some general principles, which can help policy makers to enhance the competitiveness of their own economies. In additional it discusses the interface between public and private sectors and particular ways in which public policy can enhance competitiveness through this important growth leverage. It goes on to discuss appropriate means and modes for regulating an emerging third party logistics industry and, finally, it suggesting specific initiatives and service design initiatives, which can help, accelerate economic development.

Supply Chain Strategy

Author : Edward Frazelle
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"Supply Chain Strategy" is today's most comprehensive resource for up-to-the-minute thinking and practices on developing supply chain strategies that support a company's overall objectives. Covering world-class practices and systems, taken from the files of Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, General Electric, and other companies, it covers essential supply chain subjects including: logistics data mining - for identifying the root cause of material and information flow problems, pinpointing opportunities for process improvements, and providing an objective basis for project-team decision making; and, inventory planning and management - presenting metrics, processes, and systems for forecasting, demand planning, and inventory control, yielding lower inventory levels and improved customer service. It also covers: logistics information systems and Web-based logistics - helping to substitute information for inventory and work content; transportation and distribution - for connecting sourcing locations with customers at the lowest cost by, among other things, leveraging private and third-party transportation systems; and, logistics organization development - including the seven disciplines that link enterprises across the supply chain, as well as logistics activities within those enterprises.

Innovator s Toolkit

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The Innovator's Toolkit What are the types of innovation? How can you generate creative ideas for your business? How can you move from ideas to unleashing you innovation to the market? How can you combine your innovation with a strategic plan to move your company forward? Get these questions answered with jargon-free, useable, practical tools and advice. The Innovator?s Toolkit offers you field-tested techniques and tips to ensure the successful development and implementation of your innovation. Topics Include: - Moving innovation to the market - Making strategic, innovative moves and placing strategic bets - Using projects to drive innovation to market Readers can also access free interactive tools on the Harvard Business Essentials companion Web site at www.elearning.hbsp.org/businesstools. Harvard Business Essentials The Reliable Source for Busy Managers The Harvard Business Essentials series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Drawing on rich content from Harvard Business School Publishing and other sources, these concise guides are carefully crafted to provide a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience. To assure quality and accuracy, each volume is closely reviewed by a specialized content adviser from a world class business school. Whether you are a new manager interested in expanding your skills or an experienced executive looking for a personal resource, these solution-oriented books offer reliable answers at your fingertips.

Global Supply Chain Management Leveraging Processes Measurements and Tools for Strategic Corporate Advantage

Author : G. Tomas M. Hult
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LEVERAGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR MAXIMUM PROFIT Do you have a global supply chain strategy designed for the long run? About 90 percent of global demand is not fully met by local supply, and global supply chains will soon account for 25 percent of multinational firms' performance--meanwhile, supply chains need to become 43 percent more global in the next decade just to maintain a firm's competitive edge. Written by three of today's leading experts on the subject--each from Michigan State University, the uncontested world leader of supply chain management--Global Supply Chain Management gives you the know-how and tools to dramatically boost supply chain efficiency by making it a core element of your overall corporate strategy. Global Supply Chain Management takes you step by step through the process of creating and managing a global supply chain strategy and aligning it with the conditions of your industry. Learn everything you need to know about developing a core strategy plus strategies for each of the critical supply chain functions: LOGISTICS--Integrate logistics strategy and tactical activities PURCHASING--Manage the transition to purchasing globally OPERATIONS--Systematically design, direct, and control processes MARKET CHANNELS--Effectively connect your supply chain to customers With in-depth case studies and data showing how American Express, AB InBev, Dell, FedEx, Daimler, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, and several other prominent companies have applied global supply chain strategy to increase profits and growth, Global Supply Chain Management helps you take action to drive similar success in your company. If you're serious about competing today--and in the future--you must integrate and leverage strategic supply chain management into your overall corporate strategy. Global Supply Chain Management provides everything you need to build a strategy designed for the long run. PRAISE FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT "This book does a superb job of using a total value perspective and integrating business functions into a strategic framework for global supply chain management that can be leveraged for success." -- Leif Johansson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AstraZeneca, Ericsson, European Round Table of Industrialists, and the International Advisory Board of the Nobel Foundation "Written by a superb team of world-leading authors on global supply chain management, this book provides a great framework for companies to leverage global supply chain functions and processes, measurements, and tools to achieve sustained strategic advantage in the global marketplace." -- Michael Lawton, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President of Finance of Domino's Pizza, Inc. "In our company, we have come to recognize the strategic importance of building and maintaining a global supply chain. This book does an excellent job of identifying a framework for considering the implications of an integrated model for global supply chain management. It's clear that the authors have tremendous experience, and they have shared their insights in an innovative and integrative way." -- John Shull, Vice President and Global Procurement Officer of Steelcase Inc. "Global supply chains are critically important to companies in delivering products and services that satisfy customers. Hult, Closs, and Frayer provide an excellent model for how to drive the strategic and operational dimensions of global supply chain management to maximize end-customer value." -- Claes Fornell, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CFI Group Worldwide and ForeSee, and founder of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)

The Intimate Supply Chain

Author : David Frederick Ross
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The growing power being exercised by today’s consumer is causing significant paradigm shifts away from traditional marketing. This is leading to a whole new take on the structure and functioning of supply chain management (SCM). It’s no longer so much about improving the manufacturing process as it is improving the point and speed of contact and the continued interaction that you have with your customer. The Intimate Supply Chain: Leveraging the Supply Chain to Manage the Customer Experience explores how SCM can assist companies to grow and prosper in the new global economy. It focuses on what the customer wants from the supply chain and how organizations must restructure their outdated business models to meet their customer’s needs. Covering this dramatic shift in customer management, David Ross, bestselling author and recognized industry expert, demonstrates how to design and maintain an efficient and up-to-date delivery channel, showcasing the methods and technologies needed to adapt to the evolving, demand-driven market. Exceptionally practical in his approach, Ross provides a new perspective that requires a broader mindset about the structure and functioning of SCM. He explains how effective management must start with the aim of getting personal with customers in order to bring total value to their shopping experience. Rather than concentrate on a range of products, this work defines a roadmap that will lead to increased empathy for your customers so that you will be able to provide them with unbeatable and readily recognizable value. When properly traveled, you will discover that it is a roadmap to increased profitability and market share.

Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management

Author : Omera Khan
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“This book provides a valuable resource for all those who seek to understand the sources of supply chain risk and provides powerful insights into how that risk might be mitigated.” — Martin Christopher, Emeritus Professor of Marketing & Logistics, Cranfield School of Management, UK “This handbook is perfectly balanced with academic theory and real-world best practices making it a useful resource for both supply chain practitioners and students of the trade.” — Sean S. Murphy, President and CEO, Lootok “This book provides practitioners and students with an overview of good supply chain risk management practices, nicely illustrated with a diverse set of case examples.” — Stephan M. Wagner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Logistics Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) Recent business trends, and practices, coupled with unpredictable external events have made many firms much more vulnerable to supply chain risk and disruptions than in the past. The Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management offers the first comprehensive collection of diverse practices executives and practitioners in most any industry can adopt to proactively manage supply chain risks and improve their overall business performance.Key Features • Delivers valuable insights from 30 international contributing authors • Provides comprehensive coverage of current and future supply chain risks such as globalization, outsourcing, Lean initiatives, information security, natural disasters, political upheaval and economic recession • Includes a wide variety of cases from various industries demonstrating effective approaches useful for benchmarking, reducing the chance and financial impact of risk, and for creating a more robust and resilient firm in the face of supply chain risk • Supplies practitioners with a set of best practices, processes, tools, and techniques supported by illustrative examples • WAV offers downloadable instructional materials — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

The Traffic World

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Supply Chain Configuration

Author : Charu Chandra
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This book is written for practitioners and researchers who are currently working in the field of supply chain management and operations management. It provides a thorough explanation of the supply chain configuration problem as well as offers solutions that combine the mathematical aspects of problem solving with applications in modern information technology.

2005 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics and Informatics

Author : Robin G. Qiu
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