Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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December 2022

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Supply chains and the logistics activities that drive them are critical to business success.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management has 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. You’ll discover how effective development and management of supply chain networks will help businesses cut costs and enhance customer value. 

Table of Contents

1. Logistics, the Supply Chain and Competitive Strategy
2. Delivering Customer Value
3. Going to Market
4. Measuring Logistics Costs and Performance
5. Matching Supply and Demand
6. Creating the Responsive Supply Chain
7. Strategic Lead-Time Management
8. The Synchronous Supply Chain
9. Complexity and the Supply Chain
10. Managing the Global Pipeline
11. Service Logistics
12. Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
13. The Era of Network Competition
14. Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Integration
15. The Sustainable Supply Chain
16. The Digital Supply Chain
17. Sourcing and supply management
18. The Supply Chain of the Future

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The UK’s bestselling book on logistics and supply chain management – over 100,000 copies sold.

Effective logistics and supply chain management is a critical concern for every business, and key to achieving a competitive advantage. Better development and management of supply chain networks will not only cut costs but enhance customer value. In today’s volatile world, supply chains need to be more flexible and capable of adapting to change than ever.

Logistics & Supply Chain Management provides the core tools, processes and initiatives needed to stay one step ahead. This comprehensive book provides an integrated perspective that takes account of networks of relationships, sustainability and product design, as well as the logistics of procurement, distribution and fulfilment.

The sixth edition of this bestselling book has been completely updated: as well as additional examples and case studies throughout, there are two new chapters covering the digital supply chain and sourcing and supply management.

'This important book by one of the leading thinkers in the field is essential reading not just for practitioners and students of these subjects, but for everyone with a keen interest in how logistics activities and supply chain designs shape our everyday lives.' Professor John Mangan, Chair in Marine Transport & Logistics, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK


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.