Domestic and Global Logistics

  • Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
  • Zhang Yu
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


This chapter has discussed the vital or key role that logistics plays in general and to SCs in particular. However, this is a broad subject matter; we have attempted to review the factors within the United States local and global logistics to provide the reader an adequate understanding of the whole logistics and its association with SCM. These factors cover 3PL, basics of transportation, sustainability in logistics, warehousing, reverse logistics and also global logistics. It is hoped that readers have gained an in-depth understanding of many factors within the extensive topic of logistics, including why these are significantly vital for effective and efficient supply chain management.


Air carriers Break-bulk Freight forwarders Contract carriers Common carriers Cross-docking Rail carriers Free trade zones Environmental reverse logistics Lean warehousing Line haul rates Market positioned strategy Road trains Less-than-truckload Intermodal transportation Motor Carrier Act of 1935 Motor carriers Third-party logistics NAFTA Customs brokers High-speed trains Public warehouses Distribution centre Commodity rates Piggyback service Private warehouses Right shoring Risk pooling Truckload Load brokers Airline security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
    • 1
  • Zhang Yu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Economics and ManagementChang’an UniversityXi’anChina

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