part 1 concepts of logistics and distribution 1 introduction to logistics and distribution introduction scope and definition historical perspective importance of logistics and distribution logistics and distribution structure summary 2 integrated logistics and the supply chain introduction the total logistics concept planning for distribution and logistics the financial impact of logistics globalization and integration integrated systems competitive advantage through logistics logistics and supply chain management summary 3 customer service and logistics introduction the importance of customer service the components of customer service two conceptual models of service quality developing a customer service policy levels of customer service measuring customer service the customer service explosion summary 4 channels of distribution introduction physical distribution channel types and structures channel selection third party or own account? different services that are offered key drivers for third-party distribution key issues in third-party distribution and logistics fourth-party logistics summary 5 key issues and challenges for logistics introduction the external environment manufacturing and supply distribution retailing the consumer summary part 2 planning for logistics 6 planning framework for logistics introduction pressures for change strategic planning overview logistics design strategy product characteristics the product life cycle packaging unit loads summary 7 logistics processes introduction the importance of logistics processes key logistics processes approach tools and techniques summary 8 logistics network planning introduction
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Alan Rushton is a Director of Dialog Consultants Ltd, a consultancy specialising in distribution, logistics and supply chain management He is formerly Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logsitics and Transportation, Cranfield School of Management. Phil Croucher is regional manager of Land Transport for EGL Eagle Global Logistics and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and examiner for its MSc programme. Peter Baker is a Lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University. His previous industrial experience includes undertaking over 70 consultancy projects as a Manager in the Supply Chain Division of Deloitte Consulting. He is a Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).
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