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Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods [Paperback]

John Manners-Bell
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3 Nov 2013
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.

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan Page (3 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749470232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749470234
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 890,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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"A handbook for the modern logistics manager." (Jem Newton, IHS.com)

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Covering the breadth of logistics, Global Logistics Strategies provides a thorough introduction and step-by-step guide to global logistics.

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By Ken L
Format:Paperback
This book is a excellent guide to the sometimes arcane world of logistics and supply chain management. The author has that rare ability to explain complex topics in an engaging and accessible way. This is important because as more companies are being defined by how effective they are at logistics and distribution, their customers, directors and shareholders are forcing the issue into the spotlight.

Of the large number of books published on this topic, very few are 'a good read', this book is emphatically one of those. The author has skilfully mapped out a framework providing the relevant context for the industry today and then describes the various operational segments involved. There are also some good examples/case studies and a nod to some of the trends that may have a profound impact on the industry in future (e.g. 3D printing). The illustrations are clear and included to support the narrative, not just to provide 'eye candy', all of which compliment the whole.

In my view there is just one small omission, this is in regards to technology. Given that much of the industry today is unable to function without its information systems underpinning, a basic primer on some of the technologies involved would have been helpful.

In summary, this is a noteable attempt to explain a topic that impacts everybody in some form or other. I suspect it would find a perfect audience with the senior directors and board members of organisations who are dealing with logistics at a strategic level. Its a great primer, written by someone from inside the industry with practical experience and it shows. It deserves a wider audience.
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