Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Creating Value-Adding Networks
By Martin Christopher
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
405 Pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼" x 9 ½"
In today's highly competitive global marketplace, the pressure on organizations
to find new ways to create and deliver value to customers grows ever stronger.
There is a growing recognition that through logistic efficiency and effective
management of the supply chain both cost reduction and service enhancement can
The goal of supply chain management is to link the marketplace, the distribution
network, the manufacturing process and the procurement activity in such a way
that customers are serviced at higher levels and yet at a lower total cost.
In this book, Martin Christopher discusses the role of logistics in achieving
He outlines the role of logistics in using service levels to segment markets,
exploring appropriate measures to assess logistics productivity and service
performance. This practical guide provides information on auditing logistic
systems and describes how greater responsiveness in the supply chain can be
achieved through lead time reduction.
Contents include: Logistics, the supply chain and competitive strategy, Logistics
and customer value, Measuring logistics costs and performance, Creating the
responsive supply chain, Strategic lead-time management, The Synchronous supply
chain, Managing the global pipeline, Managing risk in the supply chain, Overcoming
the barriers to supply chain integration, Entering the era of network competition.
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