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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan Page (3 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749470232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749470234
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,968 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken L on 2 Dec 2013
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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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