Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The development of international trade is driven by international logistics and management and the provision of the global supply chain. The ultimate objective of global supply chain management is to link the marketplace, distribution network, manufacturing/processing/assembly process and procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced at a higher level, yet lower cost. Overall, this has introduced a new breed of management in a computer literate environment operating in a global infrastructure.

Author Biography

Alan E. Branch is an international consultant, lecturer and examiner/moderator. He has lectured widely in the UK and overseas, including visiting lectureships at Cardiff University, Reading University, Plymouth University, Leicester University, London City College and Rennes International School of Business in France

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Introduction and Function of the Bookp. 1
Role of the Supply Chainp. 2
Managing the Supply Pipeline for Global Trade Flowsp. 2
The Global Logistics Operatorp. 5
Comparison between National (Domestic) and International Logisticsp. 8
International Transportp. 9
International Trade Lawp. 10
Employment Lawp. 11
Globalisation and International Trade Environmentp. 11
Factors and Challenges Driving Logistics and Supply Chain Managementp. 13
Factors Driving Global Supply Chain Managementp. 13
Customs and Global Supply Chain Managementp. 15
Management of the Inventory in the Supply Chain Analysis Including Vendor Managementp. 18
Factors Contributing to the Development of Logisticsp. 21
Asset Management in the Supply Chainp. 24
Lean Supply Chain Managementp. 27
Lean Supply Workforcep. 29
Export Sales Contractp. 32
Introductionp. 32
Market Environmentp. 32
Market Entry Strategyp. 33
Constituents of the Export Sales Contractp. 34
Evolution and Revolution of Logistics and Supply Chain Managementp. 37
Modern Logistics Conceptsp. 40
Logistics Departmentp. 42
Logistics Providers Are Taking on More Responsibilities as the Industry Goes Globalp. 43
Constituents of the Export Sales Contract Continuedp. 46
Introductionp. 46
Contract of Affreightment: Terms of Delivery - Incoterms 2000p. 46
Factors Determining Choice of Incoterms 2000p. 50
Trade Finance - Introductionp. 51
Currencyp. 51
Credit Termsp. 52
UCP 600 - Documentary Credits and Allied Documentsp. 52
Market Development Strategy with Global Logistics Focusp. 54
Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) - Value-Added Benefitp. 55
Identifying Prioritiesp. 56
Constituents of the International Purchasing/Procurement Systemp. 58
Introductionp. 58
International Purchasing Systems Constituents/Strategy and its Interface with the Management of Global Supply Chainp. 58
Negotiating the Contractp. 63
Financing Global Supply Chainsp. 66
Selecting the International Logistics Operatorp. 70
Introductionp. 70
Criteria of Selecting the Third-Party Logistics Operatorp. 70
The Key Factors in the Development of a Successful 3 PLp. 71
Contract Logisticsp. 73
International Organization for Standardization - ISO Supply Chain Management Selectionp. 74
Six Core Products - Supply Chain Management - Warehousing - Customs Clearance - Air Freight - Consolidation - Project Cargop. 78
International Transportp. 79
Introductionp. 79
Trade-Offs Inherent in International Logistics - Multi-Modalismp. 79
Key Factors in a Transport Mode(s) Trade-Offp. 83
Speedp. 83
Frequencyp. 84
Packingp. 86
Insurancep. 86
Warehousingp. 87
IT and E-Commercep. 87
Project Installation Managementp. 88
Operations Managementp. 90
Benchmarking - Supply Chainp. 90
Global Supply Chain Managementp. 91
Supply Chain Cycle Time Management Reductionp. 94
Logistics Result Evolution Strategyp. 98
Demand-Driven Supply Networkp. 101
Security Global Supply Chainp. 107
Introductionp. 107
ISPS Codep. 107
CSI and C-TPATp. 108
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)p. 108
Specialised Software in the Supply Chain Processp. 114
Background - Need for Specialised Systemsp. 114
Functions and Objectives of a Specialised International Trade Systemp. 115
Pre-Order - Enquiries, Quotations and Order Capturep. 115
Export-Specific Datap. 116
Shipment Proceduresp. 117
Letter of Credit and General Compliancep. 117
The Software-Driven Processp. 118
Data Capturep. 118
Packing Operationsp. 119
Shipping Arrangementsp. 120
Dispatch-Time Datap. 120
Document Completion and Productionp. 120
Statutory Reportingp. 123
Profitability Analysisp. 124
Summaryp. 124
Global Trade Scenep. 126
Introductionp. 126
Global Trade Scenep. 126
European Union - Logistic and Supply Chain Strategic Environmentp. 126
Asiap. 130
North Americap. 133
An Analysis of a Houston (TX) Headquartered Freight Forwarder and 3PL Association International Freight and Logistics Network (IFLN)p. 136
India's Automobile Industry Supply Chain Developmentp. 137
Logistics Focus on 'Ceylon Tea' - Sri Lankap. 141
Thailand Food Supply Chainp. 142
Culturep. 143
International Agenciesp. 145
A Strategic Focusp. 146
Introductionp. 146
Supply Chain Operations: A Focus on Adding Value to Brand Managementp. 146
Product Outsourcingp. 150
Future Growth and Related Constraints of Global Supply Chain Management and International Logisticsp. 152
Future Strategic Focus - Global Supply Chain Management and International Logisticsp. 156
Glossaryp. 158
Indexp. 167
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