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By Feng Chen, Chung-Yee Lee (auth.), James H. Bookbinder (eds.)

Global logistics involves tradeoffs in facility place, distribution networks, the routing and scheduling of deliveries through diverse modes of shuttle (e.g., air, water, truck, rail), procurement, and the general administration of foreign provide chains. In an more and more worldwide financial system, then, logistics has turn into a crucial subject within the good fortune or failure of a firm. it's a vital part of offer chain administration that includes not only operations administration issues, yet creation engineering and neighborhood technology matters as well.

As Director of the celebrated Waterloo administration of built-in production platforms learn team (WATMIMS), which makes a speciality of logistics and production, Jim Bookbinder is uniquely certified to edit a instruction manual on international logistics. He has aligned a suite of well known individuals for this volume.

The chapters within the guide are equipped into discrete sections that research modes; logistics specifically international locations; operations inside of a free-trade sector; leading edge positive factors impacting overseas logistics; case reviews of particular businesses; and a glance towards the longer term. participants are from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and so they push the state-of-the-art in components comparable to exchange vs. safety; border concerns; cabotage inside of NAFTA; eco-friendly logistics corridors in the european; inland ports; direct-to-store issues; and the entire questions that have to be faced in any given area. this can definitely entice researchers and practitioners alike, and will function required or supplementary examining in graduate-level logistics classes as well.

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What are the operational benefits? The person we talked to is a senior manager, with about 2 years of experience in the company and over a decade in the industry. He is familiar with EPS and its features. 2 lists the set of questions asked by the interviewer. In terms of IS implementations, XYZ has the SAP system that links orders from customers with the manufacturing activities of the plants. However, XYZ does not have an EPS, nor does it have any plans for such an implementation, as indicated by the respondent’s comments below: Activity through web-based [ordering] will not be helpful At this point of time, we do not need such a system When asked about the reason for the above statement, the respondent analyzed it from multiple perspectives.

Previously, this knowledge required time-consuming travel, which was seldom undertaken. Further, this price-discovery allowed them to make informed decisions about where to sell their produce—they could sell to the agents as before (at mandis) or directly to ITC hubs, which were located to be within convenient distance of every farmer. Third, unlike agents, the hubs provided prompt payment to farmers. Finally, the hubs also featured facilities such as soil-testing that was previously available only at a remote government lab.

We highlight several firms whose innovative logistics operations permit the respective supply chains to function, uniquely blending Indian customs with modern business practices. We report on an empirical survey, as well as three case-studies relating to the importance and impact of EPS adoption in India. Part of this work was done while the authors were at: Great Lakes Institute of Management, East Coast Road, Manamai, 603102; India. R. P. Sundarraj (&) Á K. in J. H. 1007/978-1-4419-6132-7_2, Ó Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 27 28 R.

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