Logistics Management and Strategy: Competing Through The by Alan Harrison

By Alan Harrison

Logistics and provide chain administration proceed to rework the aggressive panorama and became one in all present day key enterprise matters. This 3rd variation of Logistics administration and method maintains to take a realistic, built-in and overseas method of logistics and comprises the very most modern study to mirror the leading edge and fascinating advancements during this topic quarter. a transparent framework courses the reader throughout the 4 components of the publication, overlaying: * an advent to logistics and its contribution to competitiveness and cost construction, * leveraging logistics operations in the context of the client, * provider partnerships, interfaces and the demanding situations of integration, * modern pondering in logistics and the longer term demanding situations forward. New to this edition...* extra on opposite logistics including eco-friendly, moral and CSR matters * revised chapters on provide chain making plans and keep watch over and on agility * absolutely revised ultimate bankruptcy ties sooner or later demanding situations dealing with logistics extra heavily with the remainder of the publication each bankruptcy good points case reports with learn questions, actions and finish of bankruptcy dialogue inquiries to aid scholars discover logistical thoughts in operational element. educating help notes and PowerPoint slides for teachers will be downloaded from the book's web site at www.pearsoned.co.uk/harrison 'Well written and includes a wealth of priceless rules and concepts.' Dr Jan de Vries, college of Groningen 'Very updated, either when it comes to its conceptual framework and the subjects lined. Remarkably transparent and straightforward to read.' Dr Tony Whiteing, college of Huddersfield

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1 25 Different product ranges have different logistics performance objectives Classic shirts Fashion blouses Product range Narrow: few colours, standard sizes Wide: many colours, choice of styles, designer labels Design changes Occasional Frequent (at least every season) Price Everyday low price Premium prices Quality Consistency, conformance to (basic) spec High grades of material, high standards of workmanship Sales volumes Consistent sales over time Sales peak for given fashion season Order winners Price Time-to-market Brand/label Quality Order qualifiers Quality Availability Price Availability Logistics priorities Cost Dependability Quality Speed Flexibility Quality The actions of competitors are therefore a further influence on logistics performance objectives.

No matter how good the logistics system might have been, lack of an early ‘clam shell’ design led to the reduction of Nokia’s market share for mobile telephone handsets in Europe. Superior product or service design – often supported by brand image – may become the dominant ways of achieving advantage in the marketplace. Here, the logistics task is to support the superior design. BMW’s supply chain is one of the most efficient there is, mainly because its products are sold (at least in Europe) as soon as they have been made.

Physical distribution deals with the task of distributing products to tier 1 customers (downstream). ● Logistics refers to management of materials and information. Inbound logistics deals with links between the focal firm and its upstream (‘buy side’) suppliers, while outbound logistics refers to the links between the focal firm and its downstream (‘sell side’) customers. 1) management of the network as a whole, and of the relationships between the various links. The essential points were summarised long ago by Oliver and Webber (1982): ● Supply chain management views the supply chain as a single entity.

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