Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management

The quality of transport logistics is now recognized as being vital to the success of many organisation. The ability to transport goods quickly, safely, economically and reliably is seen as vital to a nation’s prosperity and capacity to compete in a rapidly globalising economy. Logistics has advanced significantly during the past twenty years as companies have appreciated the gains from such initiatives as limiting inventories, making use of ‘seamless’ distribution services, and taking advantage of advances in telecommunication and information technologies. Institutional changes, such as deregulation and privatization, have in many countries led to contexts in which these changes could take place. The integration of transportation into the production process through advanced information systems and the application of modern management techniques is now at the centre of logistics. This volume, the second in the series of Handbook in Transport, contains commissioned refereed papers that cover the main elements of transport logistics. The authors were selected from around the world and asked to provide critiques of their subject areas as well as a review of the state of the art and case study examples. These up-to-date contribution cover all the main areas of transport logistics, providing those in the field with current information whilst at the same time offering easy access for those who are new to the field and are seeking review material.

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  • Ann M. Brewer
  • Kenneth J. Button
  • David A. Hensher


Part 1: Globalization and International Perspectives Part 2: Supply Chain Management Part 3: Logistics Mangament Part 4: Customer Service Part 6: Organizational Logistics Part 7: Comparative Industry Approaches Part 8: Research Management