International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Handbook of Global Logistics

Transportation in International Supply Chains

Editors: Bookbinder, James H. (Ed.)

  • Includes contributions from international experts in logistics
  • Treats the subject with a non-mathematical approach
  • Edited by an acknowledged leader in the field
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Global logistics entails tradeoffs in facility location, distribution networks, the routing and scheduling of deliveries by different modes of travel (e.g., air, water, truck, rail), procurement, and the overall management of international supply chains. In an increasingly global economy, then, logistics has become a very important matter in the success or failure of an organization. It is an integral part of supply chain management that involves not just operations management considerations, but production engineering and regional science issues as well.

As Director of the prestigious Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research Group (WATMIMS), which specializes in logistics and manufacturing, Jim Bookbinder is uniquely qualified to edit a handbook on global logistics. He has aligned a set of prominent contributors for this volume.

The chapters in the Handbook are organized into discrete sections that examine modes; logistics in particular countries; operations within a free-trade zone; innovative features impacting international logistics; case studies of specific companies; and a look toward the future. Contributors are from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and they push the state of the art in areas such as trade vs. security; border issues; cabotage within NAFTA; Green logistics corridors within the EU; inland ports; direct-to-store considerations; and all the questions that need to be confronted in any given region. This will certainly appeal to researchers and practitioners alike, and could serve as required or supplementary reading in graduate-level logistics courses as well.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book is organized into six parts covering 21 chapters. … the book can be useful to experts and information technology consultants who work in global logistics and supply chains, logistic firms that deal with global issues, and logistics students. Logistics teachers should find the book’s examples and case studies to be interesting and practical.” (Said Salhi, Interfaces, Vol. 44 (3), May-June, 2014)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Logistics in China

    Chen, Feng (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Electronic Procurement Systems in India: Importance and Impact on Supply Chain Operations

    Sundarraj, R. P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • Use of Third Party Logistics Services: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

    Sohal, Amrik S. (et al.)

    Pages 45-67

  • The Greater Mekong Sub-region of Southeast Asia: Improving Logistics Connectivity

    Banomyong, Ruth

    Pages 69-96

  • Strategic and Tactical Modeling in the Argentine Sugar Industry

    Braier, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 99-116

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eBook $259.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Global Logistics
Book Subtitle
Transportation in International Supply Chains
Editors
  • James H. Bookbinder
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
181
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6132-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6132-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6131-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9048-8
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 552
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