Our Recommended Reading List for Logisticians
Here is our list of recommended reading material for logisticians, offered through our affiliation with Amazon.com. Many of these books are used as college texts and have proven to be core references for the science of logistics engineering. These books are all worthy for a spot on any logistician’s bookshelf.
Most of the books in our collection are available as both Kindle downloads and print. Clicking on the book images will open a preview window, which can also take you to to the Amazon.com listing for purchase.
Global Logistics for Dummies is an operational-level reference and overview for those manufacturers, businesses, product distributors, providers of logistics services, humanitarian and disaster relief responders and logisticians on both ends of a global chain who are considering entry in or have recently embarked on entering the global logistics chain/market.
Easy to follow and packed with tons of helpful information, it serves as a springboard to larger texts for more detailed information.
Beginning with an introduction to both the “whats” and “whys” of global logistics, the book sheds light on how global logistics demands the involvement of not only all elements of the logistics enterprise – e.g., design, logistics engineering, supply, storage/distribution, maintenance, transportation, returns/re-manufacturing, etc. – but also all elements of the business enterprise.
In no time, it’ll get you up to speed on the whole-enterprise logistics elements that should be considered in the decision to enter and excel in providing logistics end-items, goods, and services to a global customer.
- Deliver global disaster and relief logistics support
- Explore global manufacturing and distribution logistics
- Provide logistics services for foreign customers
Utilize the Latest Measurement Tools and Computations Neededto Achieve World-Class Logistics Operations in Any Organization!
Quantitative Measurements for Logistics offers you a wide variety of measurement tools and computations used in today’s logistics operations, ranging from life cycle costs to maintainability computations.
Covering every major area of logistics, this comprehensive resource examines break-even analysis…depreciation methods…forecasting… inventory computations…learning curves…maintenance management… quality control…queuing theory…repair level analysis…statistics…failure definitions…and much more. Filled with over 125 illustrations describing formulas and applications, Quantitative Measurements for Logistics features:
- A wealth of state-of-the-art logistics tools, methods, and concepts
- Detailed measurements followed by supporting calculations
- Subject and topic definitions included throughout
- Numerous military and business applications
All the ILS expertise needed to achieve a more supportable system and cost-effective support infrastructure
Engineers and managers can turn to the updated Third Edition of Integrated Logistics Support Handbook for expert guidance on applying Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) for acquisition and procurement planning in new product development.
Long-established as the definitive ILS resource, this handbook distills thousands of pages of directives, instructions, and related material into a coherent, one-stop reference that can be used to enhance any military or commercial project. The Third Edition features new information on:
- Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
- Supportability Engineering
- Cost of Ownership
- Support Equipment
- Technical Documentation
- Level-of-Repair Analysis
- Software Support
- Life-Cycle Cost
- Logistics Plans
…and much more.
Filled with step-by-step guidelines and 300 illustrations, the updated Integrated Logistics Support Handbook explains how to:Meet the requirements of MIL-PRF 49506, Logistics Management InformationDevelop and measure Performance-Based Logistics requirements.
New to this edition: applications of ILS to software-based systems, applications to commercial off-the-shelf solutions, and the latest Department of Defense requirements
An authoritative exploration of logistics management within the engineering design and development process, this book concentrates on the design, sustaining maintenance and support of systems. The volume provides complete coverage of:
- Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability Measures
- Measures of Logistics and System Support
- System Engineering Process
- Logistics and Supportability Analysis
- System Design and Development
- Production/Construction Phase
- Sustaining Support and Retirement Phases
- Logistics Management.
This is a core reference book for logistics engineering and management.
Learn what it takes to develop and have a “best-in-class” supply chain
This new edition shows you how to build supply chains that work by illustrating how leading companies are doing it. Identifying world-class supply chains in more than a dozen different industries and explaining in detail how these companies got to where they are, this essential book reveals the proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises.
- Identifies proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics for supply chain management best practice benchmarks
- Shows how to manage supply chains in a global marketplace and how to choose third-party providers
- New edition includes new chapters on green supply chains and lean supply chains, and expanded analysis of emerging technologies
- Includes coverage of supply chain metrics, planning and forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, globalization, customer service, collaboration, security, and workforce management
- Written by the Editorial Director of Penton Media’s Supply Chain Group and a Contributing Editor to IndustryWeek magazine
It also offers guidance on the latest technology, green supply chains, going lean, how to choose third-party logistics providers, and how to manage the supply chain in a global environment.
This book shows the relationship between the sustainability movement and supply chains. It provides a guide for supply chain professionals, as well as government officials, corporate executives, and institutional leaders on how to direct their purchasing power so that they source products that not only fill the needs of their organizations, but that also contribute to the health and well-being of the planet.
The author, Dr. Kevin Lyons, Ph.D., combined his experiences as the Chief Procurement Officer at Rutgers University with his own unique supply chain archeology. His archeological research involved sifting through garbage dumps where he examined the discarded products he procured for the university. Working backwoods, he developed systems and techniques for making sure sustainable products entered the supply chain from the start. And once they no longer served their intended purpose, they were recycled or reused.
This book covers the following topics.
- Complimentary Green Readiness Guide (Various Calculators to assess your green readiness level and other useful materials) are available for download.
- Plans for helping any organization that develops green supply chains.
- Case studies that show how corporation and governments have gone green.
- Using weather data to plan for disruptions in the supply chain.
Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability play a crucial role in achieving a competitive product. While manufacturing costs are important for the success of a product, they are not the sole domains in realizing its competitive edge. Improved manufacturing and operating quality and performance coupled with reduced acquisition cost and in-service cost of ownership are important in achieving business success. It is the early phase of design which offers the greatest opportunity to address these requirements, and thus create life cycle effectiveness.
The main objective of Reliability, Maintenance and Logistic Support – A Life Cycle Approach is to provide an integrated approach to reliability, maintainability, maintenance and logistic support analysis. We not only look at the ways we can improve the design process to ensure the product offers value for money, but we also consider how the owners can get the most from these products once they have entered service. The approach provides a meaningful way of integrating reliability, maintenance and supportability to enhance the product performance and sales opportunities.
The book covers the following objectives:
- Introduce the concepts of reliability, maintainability and supportability and their role in the system life cycle and effectiveness.
- Introduce the basic probability and statistical techniques that are essential for modelling reliability, maintainability and supportability problems.
- Introduce reliability measures: how to predict them; how to determine from in-service real-world data; how to use them.
- Analysis of advanced models in Reliability.
- Discuss basic and advanced concepts in both maintainability and maintenance including preventive, corrective and condition based maintenance.
- Discuss maintenance management and optimization concepts, such as reliability-centered maintenance and age-related maintenance.
- Provide basic concepts in supportability and Integrated logistic support.
- Discuss techniques for design for reliability, maintainability and supportability.
- Analysis of simple and advanced models in spares forecasting and optimization.
- Discuss data analysis, data management and data mining techniques.
The book provides a comprehensive approach to configuration management from a variety of product development perspectives, including embedded and IT. It provides authoritative advice on how to extend products for a variety of markets due to configuration options.
The book also describes the importance of configuration management to other parts of the organization. It supplies an overview of configuration management and its process elements to provide readers with a contextual understanding of the theory, practice, and application of CM. The book illustrates the interplay of configuration and data management with all enterprise resources during each phase of a product lifecycle.
An effective systems development and design process is far easier to explain than it is to implement. A framework is needed that organizes the life cycle activities that form the process. This framework is Configuration Management (CM).
Software Configuration Management discusses the framework from a standards viewpoint, using the original DoD MIL-STD-973 and EIA-649 standards to describe the elements of configuration management within a software engineering perspective.
Divided into two parts, the first section is composed of 14 chapters that explain every facet of configuration management related to software engineering. The second section consists of 25 appendices that contain many valuable real world CM templates.
The content is extensive and inclusive, covering everything from CM planning to configuration identification, verification, and auditing. Although it is vendor-neutral, it offers a serious discussion of what to look for in a CM tool and lists toolsets for review. This volume is a sourcebook of techniques, templates, and best practices in the field, providing software engineers and systems developers with what they need to run a successful CM program.