Contemporary Operations and Logistics

Achieving Excellence in Turbulent Times

Editors: Wells, Peter (Ed.)

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  • Collates the combined expertise of one of the largest logistics and operations academic teams in Europe
    Provides an up-to-date overview of the field, as well as research highlights and future prospects
    Informs teaching, research and practice in logistics and operations management

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About this book

This edited collection collates the most up-to-date and important research within the area of operations and logistics management. Boasting the combined expertise of one of the largest logistics and operations management academic teams in Europe, it provides both depth and diversity in a balanced portfolio. The first two sections are concerned with key contemporary issues in the subject area, providing a current and up-to-date overview of the field. Section three presents a selection of important cross-cutting themes that impinge upon and inform teaching, research and practice, while the final section includes a celebration of research highlights and showcases cutting-edge applications from leaders in the field. Invaluable to students, researchers and academics alike, this book is compulsory reading for those active within operations and logistics research.

About the authors

Peter Wells is Professor of Business and Sustainability and Head of Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School, UK. He has vast experience of research into the global automotive industry, around which he has developed his academic and theoretic interests in socio-technical transitions, business models, cultures of automobility and sustainability.

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“This book is testament to how Logistics and Operations Management should be academically rigorous and practically relevant to society, economy and business. It showcases the unique diversity of expertise within this group, ranging from physical, quantifiable aspects of transportation and supply chain management to policy themes including sustainability and humanitarian aid. A must for students, practitioners and scholars to read.” (Christine Harland, Professor and Gianluca Spina Chair in Supply Strategy, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Operations and Logistics
Book Subtitle
Achieving Excellence in Turbulent Times
Editors
  • Peter Wells
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14493-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14493-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14492-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 389
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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