States Academic Press
Commerce, Management and Economics - Supply Chain Management
Global logistics links key elements of the supply chain from a product's place of origin to its point of consumption, while ensuring effective and timely distribution of the commodities from producers to end consumers. It entails the preparation, packaging, and storage of commodities in distribution centers and other logistics real estate facilities. It also includes the transportation of goods by train, truck, plane or ship. A supply chain strategy functions as a blueprint to assist businesses in delivering their goods to consumers as efficiently as possible. These strategies ensure that every stage of the supply chain is optimized, including material procurement, production, shipping and logistics. The development of global logistics is driven by three underlying trends, which include expanding e-commerce, growing consumption, and supply chain reconfiguration to move goods more rapidly and effectively. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of global logistics and supply chain strategies. It consists of contributions made by international experts. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.