Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective

Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective

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Delivering comprehensive coverage of current domestic and global trends, TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, 8E equips readers with a solid understanding of what is arguably the most criticalaˆ’and complexaˆ’component of global supply chains. Taking a managerial approach, the text explains the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in society, as well as the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today. It provides a framework and foundation for the role of transportation from a micro and macro perspective in supply chains. It also offers an overview of the operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and current challenges faced by current providers of transportation. In addition, the authors spotlight a variety of critical transportation management issues, providing insightful discussions of the strategic activities and challenges involved in the movement of goods through the supply chain. Completely up to date, the Eighth Edition features new readings, cases, and examples. It emphasizes global topics throughout, includes new coverage of hard and soft technology, and offers expanded discussions of fuel, energy, managerial, economic, and environmental issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.a€œThe railroads have done everything possible to make PTC happen as quickly as possible, a€ said Bill Rennicke, director of ... pulling trains across CSX territory with information on that traina#39;s characteristicsa€”and that technology does not exist.

Title:Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective
Author:John Coyle, Robert Novack, Brian Gibson, Edward Bardi
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2015-03-30


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