Economic Logistics

Conventional economic theory is not well equipped to handle uncertainty in production and distribution. Instead, it has been left to operations research and management science to mount a systematic study of the role of uncertainty in ...

Economic Logistics

Using techniques of optimization and operations research, this work presents the first comprehensive survey of the entire field of resource allocation, production, and distribution. Beginning with the concept of military logistics, Thore proposes an "economic logistics" that joins the elements of the supply process together into large analytic structures. The spatial, vertical, and time dimensions of this synthesis are fully examined, and lead to models of regional warehouse systems, activity analysis and networks, distribution networks, and spatial equilibrium. Exercises acquaint the reader with linear and non-linear programming, goal focusing, chance-constrained programming, and infinite games.

Transport and Logistics in a Globalizing World

The present book aims to fill the gap in the existing literature by presenting the state of the art of the impact of globalisation and internationalisation of the economy on this industry and focusing on the case of Italy.

Transport and Logistics in a Globalizing World

Globalization of the economy, fragmentation of the production process, increasing externalization of TNCs activities through their global value chains and the widespread adoption of Just-in-Time have increased the flows of raw materials, intermediate goods and finished products, with a direct effect on the transport and logistics industry. This industry, indeed, plays a key role in connecting the different import and export markets and the vertically disaggregated components of production system, which are widespread in the world. The existing literature on transport and logistics is mainly focused on engineering research, transportation economics and management studies, disregarding the view of regional economics, which relates with the impact of economics on space, and therefore, on the impact of internationalisation on a specific industry – transport and logistics and its effects on space. The present book aims to fill the gap in the existing literature by presenting the state of the art of the impact of globalisation and internationalisation of the economy on this industry and focusing on the case of Italy.

Packaging Logistics

Packaging Logistics uses a systems approach to examine all the essential roles of packaging in supply chains, from the purchasing of raw materials to the production and sale of finished products, as well as transport and distribution.

Packaging Logistics

Packaging has a major impact on supply chain performance, as it affects all logistics activities in supply chains. Effective and efficient packaging can significantly improve the performance of companies by generating value and reducing costs and the negative environmental impacts in supply chains. Packaging Logistics uses a systems approach to examine all the essential roles of packaging in supply chains, from the purchasing of raw materials to the production and sale of finished products, as well as transport and distribution. It examines the strategic role of packaging and its operational importance, explains the theoretical basis, presents useful methodologies, tools and concepts, and provides decision support for packaging innovation. It provides several examples of the total environmental impacts of packaging: on logistics and transport efficiency, on product waste and from the packaging material. Packaging Logistics covers essential topics such as one-way and reusable packaging, industrial and consumer packaging, ICT, end-of-life, environment, innovation, e-commerce, and future trends and challenges. This research-based and practical book takes the reader through every stage of packaging and relates it to supply chain and logistics, illustrated by many case studies.

Military Economics Culture and Logistics in the Burma Campaign 1942 1945

time needed to bring the economic and logistic positions up to a level at which they could sustain taking the war back to the enemy provided the opportunity for the development of tactics and training that was equally required.

Military Economics  Culture and Logistics in the Burma Campaign  1942 1945

Following the fall of Burma to the Japanese in May 1942, reopening and expanding the link from India to China through Burma became the allied force's principal war aim in South-East Asia. This book argues that the campaign's development was driven more by what was logistictically possible than by pure strategic intent.

Economic Systems in the New Era Stable Systems in an Unstable World

Svetlana Igorevna Ashmarina, Jakub Horák, Jaromír Vrbka, Petr Šuleř. The Choice of Logistics Services Provider in the Regional Market S. V. Noskov(&) Samara State University of Economics, Samara, ...

Economic Systems in the New Era  Stable Systems in an Unstable World

This proceedings book presents outcomes of the Innovative Economic Symposium – 2020 organized by the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice (VŠTE) in Russia in collaboration with two universities: Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow) and Samara State University of Economics (Samara). The symposium aims to bring together experts and young scientists in economy, management, international relations, finance, marketing, and professional education from Asian and European countries, to share knowledge and experience and discuss issues related to stable economic development, international business, entrepreneurship, Industry 4.0, cooperation between educational and business structures, strategic decision-making, and processes of economic globalization and fragmentation. The book consists of two parts corresponding to the thematic symposium areas. The book content covers two sections: stable development in unstable world and globalization and fragmentation forces of the current world economy. The main topics included in the book are as follows: - Where is the world moving to and where is the economy in it? - Institutionalization of innovations. - Network architecture of economic relations. - Competences for the future. - Smart change management. - Monetary and fiscal policy development as a factor of economic modernization. - Role of international trade in the economy globalization. - Impact of globalization and economic fragmentation on the enterprise’s internal environment. - Financial conditions for entrepreneurship under the economic modernization. - Impact of scientific and technological progress on globalization and fragmentation of the economy.

Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade

One of the most important reasons why the logistics sector has become so important in the world economy is that it has a structure that provides services to most of the sectors other than itself as mentioned before. The logistics sector ...

Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade

In today’s developing world, international trade is a field that is rapidly growing. Within this economic market, traders need to implement new approaches in order to satisfy consumers’ rising demands. Due to the high level of competition, merchants have focused on developing new transportation and logistics strategies. In order to execute effective transportation tactics, decision makers need to know the fundamentals, current developments, and future trends of intercontinental transportation. The Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade provides emerging research exploring the effective and productive solutions to global transportation and logistics by applying fundamental and in-depth knowledge together with current applications and future aspects. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as international regulations, inventory management, and distribution networks, this book is ideally designed for logistics authorities, trading companies, logistics operators, transportation specialists, government officials, managers, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles

The research subjects are placed in the overall context of a necessary transformation into a sustainable economic system. ... Keywords Sustainable economy · Logistics services · Sustainable lifestyles · Consumer behavior· Green bullwhip ...

Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles

This edited volume aims to describe the transformation of supply chain management (SCM) and logistics services by merging sustainable logistics, SCM, sustainable consumption and lifestyle research. This assessment of the transformation potential serves the development of sustainable business models and optimized decision-making systems for achieving sustainable economic value creation within a green economy. In 5 sections, the volume takes a unique transdisciplinary approach to assess sustainable business practices within SCM and the logistics sector, and to understand the interactions between logistics services and consumer lifestyles while creating transparency within the decision making process. This book will be of particular interest to academics, policymakers, planners, and politicians. Section 1 introduces readers to the importance of blended research and innovation between sustainable SCM and consumer lifestyles for transformation towards a green economy. Section 2 addresses the question of how trends and developments in consumption behavior and lifestyles influence the development of sustainable logistics. Section 3 discusses the transformation potential towards sustainable logistics using the food sector as an example. Section 4 focuses on strategic decision making in SCM, and how long-term improvements of sustainability performance can be achieved. Section 5 concludes with policy recommendations as well as research and innovation perspectives for future sustainable development with SCM and logistics.

Contemporary Logistics in China

With Xinjiang's increasing status and contribution in China's economic development, its logistics begins to play a more important role in the logistics system of China. This section is divided into three parts.

Contemporary Logistics in China

This present report, as a second volume of the series entitled “Contemporary Logistics in China: an Introduction,” follows the same general conceptual organization, yet with updated analysis and discussion of logistics development, under the backdrop of the aftermath of the international financial crisis, the acceleration of the transformation of development mode and the strategic adjustment of the economic structure.

Asian Economic Integration Report 2016

The overall logistics performance index reflects perceptions of a economy's logistics based on efficiency of customs clearance process, quality of trade- and transport-related infrastructure, ease of arranging competitively priced ...

Asian Economic Integration Report 2016

The Asian Economic Integration Report is an annual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank. This issue's theme chapter is "What Drives Foreign Direct Investment in Asia and the Pacific?"

Global Logistics Management

Therefore , service industrial clusters ( such as logistics clusters ) are important to attract foreign direct investment ; Jonathan Quentin Morgan2 pointed out that logistics cluster would promote local economy development ...

Global Logistics Management


Economic and Efficient Use of Automatic Data Processing Equipment

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Economic and Efficient Use of Automatic Data Processing Equipment


Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics

This embraces the investor selecting an economic development logistics supply chain zone, usually under a joint venture (JV) basis. An example of future investment in China involves US-based ProLogis – a global provider of distribution ...

Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics

The development of international trade is driven by international logistics and management and the provision of the global supply chain. The ultimate objective of global supply chain management is to link the market place, distribution network, manufacturing/processing/assembly process, and procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced at a higher level yet lower cost. Overall this has introduced a new breed of management in a computer literate environment operating in a global infrastructure. Addressing this complex topic, Alan Branch's new book fulfills two clear objectives: to provide a concise, standard work on the subject, written in lucid language that embraces all the ingredients of a notoriously complex subject with a strategic focus to extol best practices and focus on all areas of the industrial and consumer sectors and their interface with changing international market needs. Until now, no book dedicated to international logistics and supply chain management was available. Practically-oriented, this book features numerous case studies and diagrams from logistic operators. An ideal resource for management students, academics and managers who need a succinct treatment of global operations, Branch's book skillfully illustrates his ideas in practice. It is a book which should be on the shelf of every practitioner and student of the subject. Also available from Routledge: Elements of Shipping, Eighth Edition, Alan E. Branch. (978-0-415-36286-3) Maritime Economics: Management and Marketing, Alan E. Branch. (978-0-748-73986-8)

Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics

2015) allowed us to classify key performance metrics into four families of criteria that consider: economic, logistics, environmental and socialissues. Then, following the guidelines proposed by Choi and Sirakaya (2005) for the design ...

Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics

City logistics is one of the most popular fields of transportation sciences, dealing with sustainably supplying cities and at the same time reducing congestion and pollution related to goods transport in urban areas. Recently, humanitarian, emergency, and crises logistics has been a subject of increasing interest, often seen from an international viewpoint. However, some of the recent natural crises have shown the importance of resilience and reliability of the current urban logistics systems. The Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics is a critical scholarly publication that addresses urban logistics and resilience, sustainable urban logistics, humanitarian logistics in urban areas both for crisis or long-term, and planning for resilient urban development. Featuring a broad range of topics that discuss the new and future trends in urban logistics and resilient cities, this publication is ideal for public planners; urban planners; company managers in logistics and transport; consulting agencies; regional, national, and international institutions and organizations; researchers; academicians; and students.

Naval logistics

GENERAL Military logisticians need a general knowledge of the nature of economic mobilization and a specific knowledge of industrial mobilization , because all military logistics takes its tone from these two processes .

Naval logistics

Naval logistics is the sine qua non of our combat power and is the bridge that connects our nation's industrial base to forward-deployed naval forces. Whether appearing in the form of effective peacetime forward presence or decisive power projection, readiness and the ability to sustain such operations are the hallmarks of our Navy-Marine Corps team and both readiness and sustainability hinge upon logistic support. Certainly, effective logistic support will not always guarantee success; lack of such support, however, inevitably will bring failure, Naval Doctrine Publication (NDP) 4, Naval Logistics, is the fourth in the series of capstone publications that articulate naval doctrine. Every naval professional must understand its contents. NDP 4 discusses the basis of operational naval logistics and establishes the foundation for development of follow-on tactics, techniques and procedures, which are contained in the series of logistics Navy Warfare and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Publications (NWPs and NTTPs) and Marine Corps Doctrinal and War-fighting Publications (MCDPs and MCWPs).

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation

In today's global economies, logistics has been recognized as one of the key factors that determine the competitive position of both individual corporations and industry-based networks. At the same time, the very nature of supply chains ...

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation

This contributed volume presents state-of-the-art advances in logistics theory in various fields as well as case studies. The book reports on a number of recently conducted studies in the Dinalog and the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, thus bridging the gap between different perspectives of theoretical and applied research. A selection of theoretical topics, practical examples, case studies and project reports is presented in this volume. The editors carefully selected contributions from a wide variety of projects, which were carried out in both the Dinalog cluster and the Effizienzcluster LogistikRuhr. The contributions are grouped in five main sections, each representing key domains in the evolution of logistics and supply chain management: sustainability, urban logistics, value chain management, IT-based innovation, knowledge management. This book is intended for both researchers and practitioners in the field of logistics and supply chain management, to serve as an important source of information for further research as well as to stimulate further innovation.

Contemporary Logistics in China

Improve the capability of high-quality logistics serving the real economy, including deepening the integration between the modern logistics industry and the manufacturing industry, promoting the development of the logistics equipment ...

Contemporary Logistics in China

This book is the tenth volume in a series titled “Contemporary Logistics in China,” authored by researchers from the Logistics Research Center at Nankai University. In the spirit of the nine preceding annual volumes, this book carries on the tenet of providing a systematic exposition of the logistics development in China for the English-speaking community at large. In particular, this volume captures China’s ever-progressing logistics development over the past four decades of “reform and opening” directives and reflects on the technological advancement and systemic reformation. Subjects covered in this volume encompass the macro-factors pertaining to the overall development in logistics technologies and facilities, region-specific policies and plans, industry-wide transformation in manufacturing, commerce, agriculture, and supply chain logistics. Specifically, it describes the innovation in supply chain service and the application of intelligent logistics in China in 2018, and recounts the evolution and expansion of the logistics functionalities in the Free Trade Zones in recent years. The expositions on and analyses of these subjects are based on the latest available sources and statistical data. As with the previous volumes, the ultimate aim of this book is to present a timely portrait of the rapid growth of China’s logistics market and the status quo of its logistics industry. In so doing, the book attempts to afford an in-depth analysis of critical issues pertaining to the ongoing, dynamic and multi-faceted development, and provide a valuable reference to interested readers in the academic and professional fields.

The 2nd International Symposium on Rail Transit Comprehensive Development ISRTCD Proceedings

In fact, regional logistics requirements is a derived requirements determined by the level of regional economic development, and the indicators that affect logistics requirements prediction such as economic, logistics industry, ...

The 2nd International Symposium on Rail Transit Comprehensive Development  ISRTCD  Proceedings

With the increasing sophistication of urban rail networks, the combined effects of rail transit on urban development are more and more complex and in-depth, and large-scale rail transit construction and operation have placed new demands on planning, construction, investment and financing. This main aim of these proceedings is to study and explore theoretical progress, methodological innovation and lessons learned in aspects of the planning stage, urban planning, architectural design, development and construction, safety systems, management support, etc. involved in the process of comprehensive utilization along urban rail transit lines and in the development and utilization of the surrounding land, in order to provide a platform for decision-makers and researchers involved in urban rail transit construction, urban construction and development.

Modern Logistics Management

SIGNIFICANCE Economic Significance The management of logistics systems is assuming major importance as a focus of management attention . This is appropriate since managers of industrial enterprises and government functions have come to ...

Modern Logistics Management

This comprehensive overview of logistics provides a conceptual framework for understanding the logistics system, the integration of its basic elements, and its relationship to the overall firm. Discusses both manufacturing and physical distribution, new technologies in each of these areas, and how they related to each other and to the company. New topics covered range from approaches to strategic logistics planning and multi-location inventory planning, to international logistics issues and future directions. Includes case studies.

Operational Logistics

Thedemand atthe combat units (demandnodes of the logistics network) issatisfied bythe supplyof ammunition thatis available ... In addition to minimizing the traditional economic cost, and perhaps even more importantly,it is desired to ...

Operational Logistics

Operational Logistics: The Art and Science of Sustaining Military Operations explores military logistics in terms of the theoretical foundations of operational logistics (OpLog) and its applications. The theoretical foundations are examined with regard to two dimensions. First, the artistic or qualitative aspects of contemporary logistics are looked at in the context of the operational level of war. These OpLog aspects include principles, imperatives and tenets, which are stated and analyzed. The second dimension relates to the scientific aspects of logistics. It is manifested by a formal network model that represents the structural and operational features of an OpLog system. Hence the book examines both artistic and scientific dimensions of military logistics and integrates the respective qualitative and quantitative aspects into a unified and definitive presentation of operational logistics. Chapter 1 presents a general introduction to military logistics. Chapter 2 discusses the general structure and characteristics of logistics and describes its three levels - strategic, operational and tactical. Chapter 3 focuses on Operational Logistics (OpLog). Chapter 4 deals with the logistics planning process. Chapter 5 addresses the issue of logistics information. Chapter 6 deals with forecasting logistics demands. Chapter 7 introduces the first version of the logistics network model. Chapter 8 addresses an important property of an OpLog system - Flexibility. Chapter 9 discusses two major (and dual) issues in OpLog practice: force accumulation and medical treatment and evacuation. Chapter 10 presents an inter-temporal network optimization model that is designed to determine deployment and employment of the support chain in an OpLog system.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Global Fashion Sector

Stroh, M.B. 2002, What is logistics?, Logistics Network Inc. Suarez-Barraza, M.F., Miguel-Davila, J.Á. and Vasquez-García, C.F. 2016, “Supply chain value ... Thore, S.A. 1995, Economic Logistics, Springer Science & Business Media, pp.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Global Fashion Sector

The ways in which we design, make, transport and then discard clothes has a huge social and environmental impact. This book covers responsible business practices and sustainability in the fashion industry from the raw fibre stage, through production, to the point of customer consumption. The concepts of responsibility and sustainability are fast becoming essential factors in business decisions and Responsible Supply Chain Management leads the reader through the multiple stages in the supply chain that can impact on business strategy. A perfect resource for students studying fashion and for those working in the sector who wish to identify the latest thinking as they plan sustainability strategies, the book is divided into four clear sections. The first introductory part of the book examines sustainability in the supply chain by identifying the main three pillars of sustainability (social, economic and environmental) and considers which fashion brands are innovating in this area. Part two looks at fashion logistics and supply chain operations by assessing fibre, yarn and fabric considerations, logistical issues for both garment production, and service delivery, stock control, transportation, barriers and risks. The third part develops the logistics theme further by identifying recent trends and case studies that highlight agility and lean management structures, and the application of transparency enhancing RFID. This section further applies modelling and simulation techniques from the automotive and pharmaceutical industries to the fashion sector. The final part considers how sustainability can be embedded into the multi-tiered fashion supply chain and its selling environment.