Chapter Summaries

Chapter summaries present an overview of each chapter and create a framework for learning. Key chapter concepts and objectives are organized into manageable portions and provide a structure for self-testing and review.

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Chapter 1: Supply Chain Management

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Chapter 2: Dimensions of Logistics

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Chapter 3: Demand Management and Customer Service

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Chapter 4: Procurement and Supply Management

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Chapter 5: Global Logistics

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Chapter 6: Managing Inventory Flows in the Supply Chain

This chapter discussed some important concepts and issues relating to inventory in the logistics system. The following key points summarize these concepts for a meaningful discussion of how inventory decisions are made in today’s business environment: After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Back to Top

Chapter 7: Inventory Decision Making

The four adjustments to the basic EOQ approach discussed in this appendix all relate to decisions important to the logistics manager—modal choice, volume rates, private trucking, and in-excess rates. We could include other adjustments, but these four should be sufficient in most cases. While all of the adjustments discussed here assume a condition of certainty, other adjustments may require modifying the model for conditions for uncertainty.

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Chapter 8: Warehousing Decisions

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Chapter 9: The Transportation System

Typically, transportation represents the major cost component of the logistics supply chain. Transportation provides the bridge between the producer and the consumer, and the quality of the transportation service enables a firm to differentiate its product in the marketplace. After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Back to Top

Chapter 10: Transportation Management

Transportation management encompasses the day-to-day functions of the transportation process. Considerable knowledge is required of transportation pricing, services, and regulation, both domestic and international, to manage the transportation process and to operate the logistics system efficiently. After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Back to Top

Chapter 11: Logistics Relationships and Third-Party Logistics

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Chapter 12: Logistics and Supply Chain Information Systems

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Chapter 13: Supply Chain Performance Measurement

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Chapter 14: Network Design and Facility Location

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Chapter 15: Supply Chain Finance

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Chapter 16: Logistics and Supply Chain Challenges for the Future

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