Logistics Management for International Business: Text and Cases

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Apr 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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In today’s globalised economic development, international transactions form an integral part of economic activities. Logistics Management encompasses planning and management of all activities, involving sourcing and procurement of cargo by effective and economically feasible coordination and collaboration with channel partners, and provision of product and service packages from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption at the right time and at the right place.

This book gives, with theoretical and practical expertise, a comprehensive coverage of the logistic concepts, techniques, and their applications in the world cargo industry. Besides, it provides an in-depth understanding of the strategic framework of Logistics Management, the technologies, and the components used in logistic operations. It also covers export-import trade and documentations, shipping formalities, warehouse and inventory management, ERP concepts, logistics operation of major ports—and more.

Key Feature :

Case Studies are provided at the end of most chapters, which tend a practical orientation to the subject.

This book is primarily intended as a text for postgraduate students of Management (MBA/MIB) and Commerce (M.Com.IB). It will also prove useful for the students of those engineering disciplines where the subject is prescribed as an elective course. In addition, practising managers in international business will find the book valuable as a reference

  

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Contents

LOGISTICS AND MANAGEMENT 2331
23
LOGISTICS AND DOCUMENTATION 3239
32
TRANSPORTATION 4049
40
CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY LAND 5062
50
CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA 6368
63
OCEAN FREIGHT RATES 6978
69
OCEAN FREIGHT CALCULATION 7981
79
SHIPPING FORMALITIES 82105
82
Origin of TEU 219
219
Container Classification
235
INLAND CONTAINER DEPOTS AND CONTAINER
252
AIRLINE INDUSTRY 260299
260
A319
277
Suggested Further Readings
292
Case Study 17 4 Thai Airways
298
WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT 320328
320

TYPES OF SHIPS 106130
106
SHIPPING INTERMEDIARIES 131144
131
IMPORTANT SEA ROUTES 145156
145
MAJOR PORTS IN INDIA 157186
157
WORLDS MAJOR PORTS 187217
187
Seaports of the World
195
CasE StudY 14 1 The Port Industry Challenges and Emerging Issues
201
CasE STUDY 14 3 Development of Ports
213
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 329338
329
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
339
Information Technology
346
Impact of IT on Physical Distribution
352
ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING 362375
362
REVERSE LOGISTICS 376380
376
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Author Name  Sudalaimuthu, S.   About Author  S. SUDALAIMUTHU, PhD, is with the Department of Commerce, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He has organized/participated in a number of national and international workshops/seminars and presented more than 50 papers. His books include Business Communication and Logistics Management.  Author Name  Raj, S. Anthony   About Author  S. ANTHONY RAJ, faculty, Department of International Business, CMS College of Science and Commerce, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is engaged in project consultancy work in the field of marketing and logistics. He has guided more than 40 projects in International Business area and has participated in various international seminars and presented many papers. He has authored the book Introduction to Information Technology. 

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