Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Martin Christopher  
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February 2016
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Effective development and management of supply chain networks helps businesses cut costs and enhance customer value. This 5th edition provides the most up-to-date practical tools to manage the people and processes that allow businesses to gain and maintain competitive advantage through their supply chains.

Table of Contents


About the Author


Chapter 1 - Logistics, the Supply Chain and Competitive Strategy


Chapter 2 - Delivering Customer Value


Chapter 3 -Going to Market


Chapter 4 - Measuring Logistics Costs and Performance


Chapter 5 - Matching Supply and Demand


Chapter 6 - Creating the Responsive Supply Chain


Chapter 7 - Strategic Lead-Time Management


Chapter 8 - The Synchronous Supply Chain


Chapter 9 - Complexity and the Supply Chain


Chapter 10 - Managing the Global Pipeline


Chapter 11 - Service Logistics


Chapter 12 - Managing Risk in the Supply Chain


Chapter 13 - The Era of Network Competition


Chapter 14 - Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Integration


Chapter 15 - The Sustainable Supply Chain


Chapter 16 - The Supply Chain of the Future



Back Cover

A critical concern for every business, effective logistics and supply chain management is key to achieving competitive advantage. Better development and management of your supply chain network will not only cut costs but enhance your customer value. And in today’s volatile marketplace, supply chains need to be more flexible and capable of adapting to change than ever.


In fact, the real competition today is not between companies but between supply chains. The winning approach to supply chains is an integrated perspective that takes account of networks of relationships, sustainability and product design, as well as the logistics of procurement, distribution and fulfilment. Logistics & Supply Chain Management provides you with the core tools, processes and initiatives you need to stay one step ahead.


The fifth edition of this bestselling book has been completely updated: as well as additional examples and case studies throughout, there are two new chapters covering:


o GOING TO MARKET – how to maximise and innovate your delivery channels

o SERVICE LOGISTICS – how to adapt your supply chains to the service economy



A definitive text from a true authority. It provides both the student and the professional with ideas, processes and tools to deliver sustainable competitive advantage to their organisation.’

Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

‘A powerful book which provides the fundamental tools, examples and insights to develop your supply chain to the next level. It’s well worth reading.’

Bo-Inge Stensson, Senior Vice President, Purchasing SKF Group

‘Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how to derive competitive advantage from managing their supply chain.’

Professor Matthias Holweg, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


‘This has been the definitive book on logistics and supply chain management, and the fifth edition just got better. It describes the opportunities and challenges for managers in the area accessibly, concisely and comprehensively – essential reading and reference.’

Alan Braithwaite, Chairman, LCP Consulting and Visiting Professor, Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Martin Christopher is Emeritus Professor of Marketing & Logistics at Cranfield School of Management. He also chairs the Advisory Board of the internationally renowned Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Martin’s work in the field has gained international recognition & he's a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world.