Distribution Planning and Control

Managing In The Era Of Supply Chain Management

  • Authors
  • DavidĀ FrederickĀ Ross

Part of the Chapman & Hall Materials Management/Logistics Series book series (CHMMLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Defining the supply chain management environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 3-57
    3. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 59-95
  3. Top Management Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-99
    2. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 101-132
    3. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 133-174
    4. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 175-242
  4. Distribution Operations Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 245-296
    3. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 297-358
    4. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 359-416
  5. Distribution Operations Execution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-418
    2. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 419-474
    3. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 475-534
    4. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 535-608
    5. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 609-678
  6. International Distribution and Distribution Information Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 679-680
    2. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 681-746
    3. David Frederick Ross
      Pages 747-794

About this book


At the dawn of the twenty-first century it has become increasingly clear, that to remain competitive in today's emerging global markets, companies can no longer depend on their own core strengths to drive marketplace leadership, but must look to their supply chains for new avenues of cost reduction and innovation. Success in managing these chains of channel trading partners requires a new view of distribution and logistics management. The objective of Distribution: Planning and Control, Second Edition is not only to discover the roots and detail the techniques of channel management, but also to explore the impact of the merger of the concept of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Internet technologies on all aspects of internal business and supply channel management.

Following a traditional planning and control methodology, the text seeks to detail for the student of distribution and logistics how SCM and twenty-first century technologies are applied to managing top management strategic planning, operations planning, and operations execution. The book contains chapters on business planning, forecasting, demand, operations and channel planning (DO&CP), inventory management, statistical and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) inventory control, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), warehousing and transportation. In addition full chapters are allocated to international distribution and today's information technology concepts and application architectures.

Distribution: Planning and Control, Second Edition provides academic, practitioner, and consulting audiences with a comprehensive text on the critical issues confronting logistics and SCM today. Containing timely information and targeted examples of real-world business applications, Distribution illustrates how manufacturers, wholesale, and retail distributors are leveraging SCM and Internet technologies to attain new unbeatable avenues of customer value through the creation of highly integrated, agile supply chain partnerships.


Business E-Business Innovation Marketing Performance control distribution information technology internet management planning production strategy supply chain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8939-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4728-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8939-0
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