Global Logistics Strategies offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text covers everything you need to know and is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders such as DHL. In this comprehensive book John Manners-Bell provides an in depth definition, description and exploration of: freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express. The book also examines major sectors, including Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Consumer, and High Tech. Global Logistics Strategies offers a detailed examination of key topics, including: how the logistics industry has developed, how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends, what the risks are to the industry, and how it will develop over the coming years. It examines important trends and developments that are shaping the industry, including 3D printing, megacities, and post-harvest food losses.
John, 45, grew up in the family freight forwarding and transport business in southern England. After gaining extensive operational experience at an early age, his career has since spanned research, strategy and marketing within the industry including a period as European marketing manager for UPS Logistics Group. He combines a deep seated interest in logistics and supply supply chain with a passion for writing and speaking.
In 2002 John founded the research company Transport Intelligence Ltd which has attained a market leading position in the provision of market research to a range of blue chip customers and governmental organisations with offices in the UK, USA and Hong Kong.
He is a highly experienced author, speaker and thought leader and recently became Chair of the Logistics and Supply Chain Council of the World Economic Forum.
John is regularly quoted in the trade and national press (FT, Bloomberg, Wall St Journal, Economist etc) as well as appearing on TV and Radio. He speaks regularly at conferences in countries around the world which have included China, India, USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Mauritius as well as the UK.
For two years from 2008, he was Special Adviser to the Conservative Shadow Transport Ministerial Team, advising on issues including road freight policy.
John has a degree in Classics from Kings College London and an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CILT.
John is married with two children and 3 dogs. He is a keen cyclist and regularly competes in triathlons.