© 2013

Handbook of Global Logistics

Transportation in International Supply Chains

  • James H. Bookbinder

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Logistics and Supply Chains in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Feng Chen, Chung-Yee Lee
      Pages 3-26
  3. Logistics and Supply Chains in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Gustavo Braier, Javier Marenco
      Pages 99-116
    3. Hugo Tsugunobu Yoshida Yoshizaki, Celso Mitsuo Hino, Daniel Chebat
      Pages 117-138
  4. Logistics and Supply Chains in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Britta Gammelgaard, Aseem Kinra
      Pages 177-192
    3. Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Atle Minsaas, George Panagakos, Christopher Pålsson, Ilkka Salanne
      Pages 193-218
    4. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Theo Notteboom
      Pages 219-246
    5. Murat Köksalan, Haldun Süral, Selin Özpeynirci
      Pages 247-265
  5. Logistics and Supply Chains in the Developing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Arnold B. Maltz, Joseph R. Carter, J. Rene Villalobos
      Pages 269-295
    3. Hau L. Lee, Sonali V. Rammohan, Lesley Sept
      Pages 297-322
  6. Transportation Modes and Their (Land) Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323

About this book


Global logistics entails tradeoffs in facility location, distribution networks, the routing and scheduling of deliveries by different modes of travel (e.g., air, water, truck, rail), procurement, and the overall management of international supply chains. In an increasingly global economy, then, logistics has become a very important matter in the success or failure of an organization. It is an integral part of supply chain management that involves not just operations management considerations, but production engineering and regional science issues as well.

As Director of the prestigious Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research Group (WATMIMS), which specializes in logistics and manufacturing, Jim Bookbinder is uniquely qualified to edit a handbook on global logistics. He has aligned a set of prominent contributors for this volume.

The chapters in the Handbook are organized into discrete sections that examine modes; logistics in particular countries; operations within a free-trade zone; innovative features impacting international logistics; case studies of specific companies; and a look toward the future. Contributors are from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and they push the state of the art in areas such as trade vs. security; border issues; cabotage within NAFTA; Green logistics corridors within the EU; inland ports; direct-to-store considerations; and all the questions that need to be confronted in any given region. This will certainly appeal to researchers and practitioners alike, and could serve as required or supplementary reading in graduate-level logistics courses as well.


Logistics Operations Research Production Engineering Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • James H. Bookbinder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management SciencesUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Global Logistics
  • Book Subtitle Transportation in International Supply Chains
  • Editors James H. Bookbinder
  • Series Title International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-6131-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9048-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-6132-7
  • Series ISSN 0884-8289
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 552
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Research/Decision Theory
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“This book is organized into six parts covering 21 chapters. … the book can be useful to experts and information technology consultants who work in global logistics and supply chains, logistic firms that deal with global issues, and logistics students. Logistics teachers should find the book’s examples and case studies to be interesting and practical.” (Said Salhi, Interfaces, Vol. 44 (3), May-June, 2014)