This work presents a comprehensive model of supply chain management. Experienced executives from 20 companies clearly define supply chain management, identifying those factors that contribute to its effective implementation. They provide practical guidelines on how companies can manage supply chains, addressing the role of all the traditional business functions in supply chain management and suggest how the adoption of a supply chain management approach can affect business strategy and corporate performance.
Chapter 13: Transportation Management
Transportation management is a critical element of global logistics and supply chain management for several important reasons. Transportation expense often represents one of the largest single costs faced by a company. U.S. companies spent an estimated $636 billion1 on transportation alone in 2004, representing 63% of the ...