States Academic Press
Commerce, Management and Economics - Supply Chain Management
International logistics refers to the design and management of a system that controls the forward and reverse flow of materials, services and information into, through and out of international cooperation. Logistics can be classified into two categories, namely, inbound and outbound logistics. Â Inbound logistics deal with purchasing and arranging inbound movement of machines, parts or unfinished inventory from suppliers to warehouses, assembly plants and stores. Outbound logistics are concerned with the storage and movement of the final product and related information. Various techniques such as just-in-time, electronic data interchange, etc. are an integral part of this discipline. Transportation methods are essential to the branch of logistics. Some common techniques employed for transfer of cargo and other materials are liner service, tramp service and airfreight. The various sub-fields of international logistics along with technological progress that have future implications are glanced at in this book. This book is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of international logistics. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.