Now available--Updated 4th edition OF 101+ ACTION ITEMS TO IMPROVE T&L PERFORMANCE
The best selling book, 101 + Actions to Improve Transportation and Logistics Performance, first released in 2004, has just been completely revised and the new edition not only provides enhanced discussions of domestic transportation and logistics challenges but also includes expanded suggestions for addressing "carbon footprinting", data mining, becoming "Green", as well as "cargo security and the expanding area of international trade and new regulations and rules which affect the supply chain.
Transportation adds value to a product by overcoming
distance, space and time, placing items and related services at the disposal of
users or resellers which enhances product availability and customer
satisfaction. This also referred to as Time and Place utility.
As reported by Rosalyn Wilson in 24th Annual Council of Supply Chain
Management Professionals "State
of Logistics Report", Business logistics costs were $1.33 Trillion, an increase of $43 Billion
from 2011. Logistics costs remained at 8.5 percent of the nominal Gross Domestic
Product (GDP). Spending in the U.S. logistics and transportation industry
totaled $1.3 trillion in 2011, and the U.S. logistics market is approximately
$1.28 trillion with transportation accounting for 61 percent of the logistics
spend. This is a loose benchmark to compare what your firm spends on obtaining,
transferring and distributing supplies and products. The full 24rd
State of Logistics Report is recommended reading for its discussion of
trends and forecasts.
*24th Annual "State of Logistics Report," Rosalyn Wilson, lead author for research sponsored by Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 2013.
There are literally hundreds of suggestions and "how to's" to help transportation
professionals and logisticians become even move proficient in their roles. The
Guide is organized into four main sections addressing Strategic Sourcing and
Logistics Systems Design; Tactical Planning for Better Performance; Operational
Execution Control and Compliance, and Business Intelligence Analysis for Improved
Transportation and Logistics Performance. The guide also contains a "Call for
Action Planning Worksheet" to aid reader in picking their top three Action Items
to begin making a big difference in their T&L operations.
The intent of the 101 + Actions book table is to provide practitioners a strong foundation for improving procedures and processes for improved Transportation and Logistics performance. The authors are Dr. E. J. Marien of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Walter Weart of Transportwriter.com who bring many years of practical experience to this publication.
This book is a must have for the anyone who wants to improve and enhance the effectiveness of their supply chain while removing excess cost. As pointed out above, the cost of logistics is a very significant factor and any reduction goes directly to the "bottom line". Significant improvement in your firm's logistics process can not only reduce costs but also improve your competitive posture. You will find that 101 + Plus Actions will provide a head start on your quest towards a "Lean Supply Chains".
|Table of Contents|
|"CALL FOR ACTION
|Directions to aid you in picking your top 3 action items to make a difference -- Item Prioritization and Selection -||Page 1|
|Section I||STRATEGIC SOURCING AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS DESIGN||Page 11|
|Section II||TACTICAL PLANNING FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE||Page 47|
|Section III||OPERATIONAL EXECUTION CONTROL AND COMPLIANCE||Page 77|
|Section VI||BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS FOR IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE||Page 97|
|Glossary of Acronyms,
Definitions and Terms
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