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Information about the book Logistics Principles and Practice

Logistics: Principles and Practice is a general introduction to logistics. The specialized field of logistics is growing fast. Fulfilling orders on time is of crucial importance in the modern age of internet economy and just-in-time production.


We proudly announce the new issue of our book Logistics: Principles and Practice (ISBN 9789081649117)

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Logistics: Principles and Practice has become the standard textbook on logistical practices in production and trade enterprises. Besides dealing with the logistics of purchasing, production and distribution, the book also examines the common ground with marketing, quality and production design. It also covers such areas as E-business, CRM, process design, E-procurement, ERP, E-logistics, APS en WMS. The material is presented step by step according to a central didactic model.

1st edition 2006

Study guide

Part 1
Logistics: the start

1 Logistics subsystems
1.1 Introduction to logistics
1.2 Historical development of logistics
1.3 Logistics subsystems
1.4 Logistics in a production environment
1.5 Logistics in a distribution environment
1.6 Logistics in service industries
1.7 Logistics in other contexts

2 Logistics framework
2.1 Logistics concept
2.2 Logistics structure
2.3 Logistics control
2.4 Logistics and ICT
2.5 Logistics organization
2.6 SCOR model

Part 2
The demand side of logistics

3 Market and e-commerce
3.1 The value-added chain
3.2 Marketing
3.3 Mass-individualization
3.4 Hierarchy of objectives
3.5 Choice of adistribution channel
3.6 Distribution spread
3.7 Customer service
3.8 E-business
3.9 Customer relationship management (CRM)

4 Product and process
4.1 Product terminology
4.2 Product structures
4.3 Product life cycle
4.4 Product lifecycle management (PLM)
4.5 Innovation
4.6 Product range
4.7 Product design
4.8 Process design

Part 3
Logistics techniques

5 Basic principles and demand forecasting
5.1 Trading results
5.2 Turnover and profit contribution
5.3 Forecasting methods
5.4 Time series forecasting

6 Inventory management
6.1 Types of inventory
6.2 The inventory according to position in the chain
6.3 The inventory according to type
6.4 Theoretical inventory
6.5 Inventory costs
6.6 Camp's formula
6.7 Fluctuations in demand and delivery time
6.8 Order methods
6.9 Stochastic models
6.10 Compound inventory cost model

Part 4
The supply side of logistics

7 Purchasing and e-procurement
7.1 Commercial and logistics purchasing
7.2 Purchasing function per business type
7.3 Strategic purchasing process
7.4 E-procurement
7.5 Operational purchasing management
7.6 Supplier assessment

8 Production and ERP
8.1 Production models
8.2 Continuous production
8.3 Functional layout
8.4 Manufacturing in groups
8.5 Material requirements planning (MRP-I)
8.6 Manufacturing resources planning (MRP-II)
8.7 Just-in-time and kanban
8.8 Theory of constraints (TOC)
8.9 Enterprise resources planning (ERP)

9 Distribution: inventory and transport
9.1 Distribution location
9.2 Inventory distribution management
9.3 Distribution requirements planning (DRP-I)
9.4 Distribution resources planning (DRP-II)
9.5 Distribution and transport
9.6 Transport modalities
9.7 Route planning
9.8 E-logistics
9.9 Subsystems in e-logistics

10 Distribution and warehousing
10.1 Layout planning and materials handling
10.2 Systematic handling analysis (SHA)
10.3 Systematic layout planning (SLP)
10.4 Internal warehouse functions
10.5 Put away
10.6 Storage
10.7 Order picking
10.8 Warehouse equipment
10.9 Warehouse management systems (WMS)
10.10 Management information from WMS

11 Recycling and reverse logistics
11.1 Environmental logistics and reverse logistics
11.2 Conditions for sucessful reverse logistics
11.3 Obstacles to reverse logistics
11.4 Packaging and logistics
11.5 Packaging and production logistics
11.6 Packaging and distribution logistics
11.7 Packaging covenant

Part 5
Integration: the finish

12 From logistics to supply chain management (SCM)
12.1 Business administration
12.2 Supply chain management and supply chain costs
12.3 Forms of chain logistics
12.4 Cooperation in the chain through advanced planning systems (APS)

Answers to the intermediate questions

Answers to the multiple-choice questions


Addresses of logistics organizations and links to websites

About the authors

List of abbreviations


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