Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Financial Times Series)
Author: Martin Christopher
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: November 18, 2010
Effective development and management of your supply chain network will cut your costs and enhance your customer value. This is a sustainable source of advantage in todays turbulent global marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result.
In fact, the real competition today is not between companies, but between supply chains. The winning approach to supply chains is an integrated perspective that takes account of networks of relationships, sustainability and product design, as well as the logistics of procurement, distribution, and fulfilment.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management examines the tools, core processes and initiatives that ensure businesses gain and maintain their competitive advantage. The fourth edition has been completely updated and now contains four new chapters covering:
· managing supply chain relationships
· product design in the supply chain
· matching supply and demand
· creating a sustainable supply chain
The updated 4th edition of the bestselling Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the practical guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains, including:
The link between logistics and customer value Logistics and the bottom line measuring costs and performance Creating a responsive supply chain Managing the global pipeline Managing supply chain relationships Managing risk in the supply chain Matching supply and demand Creating a sustainable supply chain Product design in the supply chain
About the author
Martin Christopher is Chairman of the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has written numerous books and articles and is on the editorial advisory board of a several professional journals. Until recently he was co-editor of The International Journal of Logistics Management and his latest books have focused upon relationship marketing, logistics and supply chain management.
He has held appointments as Visiting Professor at the Universities of British Columbia, Canada, New South Wales, Australia and South Florida, USA. Professor Christopher is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. In 1987 he was awarded the Sir Robert Lawrence medal of the Institute of Logistics and Transport for his contribution to the development of logistics education in Britain. In 2005 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the USA Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals. In 2007 he was designated as Foundation Professor by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Martin has also worked as a consultant for major international companies in North America, Europe, the Far East and Australasia.