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Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Past, Present and Future
Edited by Kulwant S. Pawar, Helen Rogers, Andrew Potter and Mohamed Naim
Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management_ Past, Present and Future


List of Figures viii
List of Tables x
Notes on Contributors xii
1 Introduction
1.1 Introduction and Overview 3
Kulwant S. Pawar, Helen Rogers, Andrew Potter and
Mohamed Naim
2 Supply Chain Design and Configurations
2.1 Framework for Designing Robust Supply Chains 13
Jelena V. Vlajic, Jack G. A. J. van der Vorst and Rene Haijema
2.2 Collaborative Supply Chain Configurations:
The Implications for Supplier Performance in
Production and Inventory Control 27
Jan Holmstrőm, Johanna Smaros, Stephen M. Disney and
Denis R. Towill
2.3 A Critical Review of Surveys in Supply Chain Integration
Research 38
Dirk Pieter van Donk and Taco van der Vaart
2.4 The Reverse Amplification Effect in Supply Chains 52
Matthias Holweg and John Bicheno
3 Agility, Flexibility and Risk
3.1 Creating the Agile Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges 61
Martin Christopher, Alan Harrison and Remko van Hoek
3.2 Process Control in Agile Supply Chain Networks 69
Michael Pearson, Ron Masson and Anthony Swain
3.3 The Power of Flexibility for Mitigating Supply Chain Risks 80
Christopher Tang and Brian Tomlin
3.4 Managing Risk in International Inbound Supply Chains 90
Claudia Colicchia, Fabrizio Dallari and Marco Melacini
4 Supplier Management
4.1 A Computerised Vendor Rating System 103
Abby Ghobadian, Alan Stainer, Jonathan Liu and Tibor Kiss
4.2 Toyota Supplier System in Japan and the UK 113
Peter Hines
4.3 Readiness for Supply Chain Collaboration and
Supplier Integration – Findings from the Chinese
Automotive Industry 125
Joachim Schadel, Martin Lockstrom, Roger Moser and
Norma Harrison
4.4 Business Process Management and Supply Chain
Collaboration: Critical Comparison of Four
Thai Case Studies 138
Jiraporn Pradabwong, Christos Braziotis and
Kulwant S. Pawar
5 Retail Logistics
5.1 Customer Segmentation Based on Buying and
Returning Behaviour: Supporting Differentiated
Service Delivery in Fashion E-Commerce 153
Klas Hjort, Bjorn Lantz, Dag Ericsson and John Gattorna
5.2 The Retailer’s Stock-Keeping Unit Allocation Problem 170
Balram Avittathur and Janat Shah
5.3 Exploring Supply Chain Relationships and Information
Exchange in UK Grocery Supply Chains: Some
Preliminary Findings 181
Mark Barratt
6 ICT and Decision Support
6.1 Traceability Information Management System for
Composite Production Process 191
Takeo Takeno, Azuma Okamoto, Mitsuyoshi Horikawa,
Toshifumi Uetake, Mitsumasa Sugawara and Masaaki Ohba
6.2 Flexible Mass Customisation: Managing Its Information
Logistics Using Adaptive Cooperative Multi-agent Systems 203
Ingo J. Timm, Peer-Oliver Woelk, Peter Knirsch, Hans-Kurt
Tonshoff and O. Herzog
7 Transport and Distribution
7.1 The Determinants of Containerised Grain Shipping 215
Ted T. C. Lirn and Jung-De Wang
7.2 Modelling the Impact of Factory Gate Pricing on
Transport and Logistics 231
Andrew Potter, Chandra Lalwani, Stephen Disney and
Helder Velho
7.3 The Load Planning Problem for Less-Than-Truckload
Motor: Carriers and a Solution Approach 240
Naoto Katayama and Shigeru Yurimoto
8 Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chains
8.1 Does Firm Size Influence Sustainable Performance in
Food Supply Chains: Insights from Greek SMEs 253
Michael Bourlakis, George Maglaras, Emel Aktas,
David Gallear and Christos Fotopoulos
8.2 Setting Targets for Reducing Carbon Emissions from
Logistics Operations: Principles and Practice 266
Alan McKinnon
8.3 On the Operational Logistic Aspects of Reuse 279
Simme Douwe P. Flapper
Index 289

Over the last couple of decades, the whole domain and discipline of logistics and supply chain has developed quite significantly. If one reflects back to the early 1990s, logistics had its roots firmly within the context of inbound and outbound transport and warehousing. The whole sector was fragmented, unorganised and run by a number of small operators, and the concept of third party logistics did not exist.

In fact, the term “logistics” was often labelled as “sheds and lorries”. On the other hand, there was a realisation of the importance of getting the right goods to the right place at the right time and at the right quality.

In parallel, during the early 1990s, there was huge debate surrounding the so-called new environment of intensified global competition, the removal of national barriers and the emergence of regional trading blocks such as the Single Market in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Continental America and the opening up of Eastern Europe and the Russian subcontinent. All of this was creating new challenges and opportunities for businesses and, indeed, for expanding and professionalising logistical operations. Thus, many organisations sought to focus their attention on managing logistics more efficiently.

Similarly, professional bodies like institutes and societies were focused on production planning, materials management, purchasing and production management, etc., and the term “logistics” was still not used extensively until mid-1990s. Equally, there was a lack of attention to logistics within various courses at universities and higher educational institutes. Logistics was considered to be part of materials and production management courses with a few odd exceptions where logistics was taught as a module within a course on production or operations management. In early 1992, a proposal was made to the United Kingdom’s Operations Management Association (OMA), which subsequently expanded as the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA), to provide support for the launch of the inaugural International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) in Nottingham, UK, in July 1993. The launch of ISL came about from the growing realisation that a common forum to bring together and stimulate the exchange of ideas between academic research and industrial practice did not exist. Previous similar events had tended to be rather focused in the area of operations, materials or inventory management, and there was a need to bridge this gap. After the success of 1993, subsequent ISL events were held in Nottingham in 1995, Padua in 1997 and Florence in 1999. There was a huge interest from the Japanese academic community to organise ISL 2000 in Iwate, which proved to be an even bigger success. This also led to the concept of alternating ISL between Europe and outside Europe on an annual basis.

To date, this event has been held in Salzburg (2001), Melbourne (2002), Seville (2003), Bangalore (2004), Lisbon (2005), Beijing (2006), Budapest (2007), Bangkok (2008), Istanbul (2009), Kuala Lumpur (2010), Berlin (2011), Cape Town (2012), Vienna (2013) and Ho Chi Minh City (2014), with the 20th ISL being planned in Bologna in July 2015. The papers in this book have been carefully selected from the 19 proceedings of ISL to celebrate this 20th anniversary. It has become a regular, well-established and premier international event in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. To date, over 1700 papers have been published in the conference proceedings; hence, making it a very difficult and challenging task to select the papers to be included in this book. The title “Developments is Logistics and Supply Chain: Past, Present and Future” has been chosen to reflect a collection of the most influential contributions from the last two decades. These contributions also reflect wider research activity being undertaken within the logistics and supply chain community.

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