A Practical Guide to Logistics: An Introduction to Transport, Warehousing, Trade and Distribution


Few people come into logistics management with knowledge and experience of all aspects of the profession. Some may have worked their way up from driving a vehicle but know little of warehouses, others may find themselves taking responsibility for logistics as part of a wider remit such as operations. A Practical Guide to Logistics aims to equip them with the necessary knowledge to move on to the next stage, with simple non-technical explanations of the options available, and impartial advice on how to choose the right option for their business. It is also an excellent primer for students studying logistics for the first time, on BSc or MSc courses, as well as practitioners on professional training courses.
A Practical Guide to Logistics is a straightforward guide taking readers through all aspects of this fascinating industry, covering packaging, transportation, warehousing and exporting and importing of goods. There is a real need for this basic knowledge, both for practitioners starting out in the industry or more experienced practitioners who may have gaps in their knowledge. The book examines each aspect of logistics in turn and the text is supported by numerous illustrations.

A Practical Guide to Logistics: An Introduction to Transport, Warehousing, Trade and Distribution | Jerry Rudd (Author) | Kogan Page

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Presents a step-by-step guide to all aspects of logistics, from the warehouse to delivery, giving newcomers to the industry a complete overview of all the logistics processes
Provides practical, accessible, up-to-date information on the field of logistics, covering today's best practices
Features illustrations, reference charts and tables which provide useful visual explanations for both students and professionals.

A Practical Guide to Logistics: An Introduction to Transport, Warehousing, Trade and Distribution

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction – What is logistics?
Chapter 2: First steps – Strategic decisions
Chapter 3: Storage – The physical infrastructure
Chapter 4: Warehouse handling equipment
Chapter 5: Warehouse operations
Chapter 6: Warehouse management systems
Chapter 7: Packaging and customer requirements
Chapter 8: Road vehicles
Chapter 9: Abnormal indivisible loads
Chapter 10: Vehicle operations – Costs and their reduction
Chapter 11: Legal requirements and compliance
Chapter 12: Vehicle routing and networks
Chapter 13: Rail and other inland transport
Chapter 14: Sea freight and airfreight
Chapter 15: Terms and conditions and insurance
Chapter 16: Customs and imports
Chapter 17: Export documentation requirements
Chapter 18: Miscellaneous supply chain topics
Chapter 19: Appendix list of suppliers of services

Written by IISCM

Integrated Institute of Supply Chain Management, a unit of Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited specialising in supply chain management consulting and education. IISCM trains and certifies SCM professionals in procurement, supply chain management, inventory, and warehousing.

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