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 criticalaand complexacomponent 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.Jacob Kindl is trying to capture the attention of Black Friday shoppers for OptiShop, a discount chain with 1, 500 stores in Canada and the ... Jacob wants to offer a high power tablet computer at a price point of $249 that rivals much more expensive options from Samsung and Apple. ... Option 1apurchase tablets from Takena Electronics in Nagano, Japan, a longtime supplier of products to OptiShop.
|Title||:||Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective|
|Author||:||John Coyle, Robert Novack, Brian Gibson, Edward Bardi|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2015-03-30|