Principles of Port Management provides professionals in freight transport and maritime logistics, and specifically the port industry, as well as (postgraduate and post-experience) students in these fields with a better conceptual understanding of the port industry, key insights and best practices for port management and development, and an overview of new trends and developments relevant for developing winning strategies.
The book builds on vast first-hand experience of the authors in the port industry as well as a strong track record on scientific research in this field, while adopting an accessible style for industry professionals. The result is a hands-on approach in introducing and confronting readers with the most pressing and contemporary port management challenges and trends.
Quality Management in Reverse Logistics intends to develop, collect, examine and evaluate a number of quality management (QM) tools and techniques, which can be applied in practice in order to understand, review and improve any closed-loop supply chain process. In other words, the book aims to examine the existing relationship between various well-developed and thoroughly studied quality issues, such as QM, quality assurance, standardization of processes and statistical quality control and the emerging research area of reverse logistics. Quality Management in Reverse Logistics contains modeling and quantitative methods that could be used by practitioners and academics in the reverse logistics industry, as well as a thorough description of QM tools and techniques. The book leads the potential reader to broaden their scope of thinking and acting in the new, promising area of reverse logistics, where QM can be applied.
Existing supply chain management books focus on logistics, operations management, and purchasing. Sanders provides supply chain managers with a completely unique approach, presenting SCM from a balanced, integrative, and business-oriented viewpoint. Rather than examining SCM as an offshoot of other business functions, this book discusses it as a boundary-spanning function that is intertwined with other organizational functions. It contains extensive pedagogy and solved problems to make difficult concepts easy to understand. A rich set of current examples are also included to make the material more relevant. Supply chain managers will finally have a resource that takes the business perspective.
The third-party logistics industry is a growing field. Relationships between third-party logistics providers and customer firms demand the creation of logistics contract where the necessary business and legal agreements are stipulated. Until now, the creation and negotiation of these agreements have been based on custom. This is the first practical handbook to support managers in the creation and negotiation of logistics contracts from the legal and economic perspective. The book provides the general framework and an extensive analysis of the content, structure and best practices of logistics contracts.
A futuristic approach in water management has been discussed in this descriptive book. It is estimated that there is nearly 1.4 billion km3 of water in this world but only about 3% (39 million km3) of it is available as fresh water. Furthermore, most of this fresh water is found as ice in the arctic regions, atmospheric water or deep groundwater. Since water is a source of life and is vital for all forms of life across the planet, its sustainable use is an extremely crucial issue. Water Management is the fundamental term employed for elucidating all the activities involved in managing the optimum use of the world's water resources. However, only a small percentage of fresh water available can be subjected to water management. It is still a huge amount, but the distinct characteristic of water is that unlike other resources, it is irreplaceable. This book describes an elementary analysis on several topics related to water management from across the globe. The topics elucidated in this book cover politics, recent models for water resource management of rivers and reservoirs as well as issues associated with agriculture. Growing water demands, water quality problems and water pricing have also been considered. Reputed scientists and experts from across the world have contributed descriptive information in this book. It covers a broad range of current issues, describing the current problems and illustrating the complexity of water management.
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