This book covers the scope of supply chain and logistics, which has continued to grow with a rapid speed. The book includes core aspects of supply chain and logistics philosophy and practice. The authors then cover the general principles of supply chain and logistics that can be applied in countries throughout the world. Where concepts cannot be generalized, they are based primarily on a European model. The authors have also added some international material and examples from China, Pakistan, India, and the USA. The book is intended to help in the quest of supply chain and logistics to reduce cost and improve service, as well as to keep up-to-date the different facets of supply chain and logistics in a global market. In addition, this book helps candidates to who are undertaking examinations for universities and professional institutes, and bachelor and master students who are studying for degrees in supply chain management. In addition, the book covers technical terminologies, definitions, and a supply chain dictionary.
Syed Abdul Rehman Khan is a teacher of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Dr. Khan achieved his CSCP-Certified Supply Chain Professional certificate from the U.S.A. and successfully completed his Ph.D. in China.
Since 2018, Dr. Khan has been affiliated with Tsinghua University as a postdoctoral researcher. He has more than nine years' core experience of supply chain and logistics at industry and academic levels. He has attended several international conferences and also has been invited as keynote speaker in different countries. He has published more than 55 scientific research papers in different well-renowned international journals and conferences. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world. In addition, Dr. Khan has achieved scientific innovation awards two times consecutively by the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government, China.
Also, Dr. Khan holds memberships in the following well-renowned institutions and supply chain bodies/associations: APCIS-U.S.; Production and Operation Management Society, India; Council of Supply Chain Management of Professionals U.S.; Supply Chain Association of Pakistan; and Global Supply Chain Council China.
Ms. Zhang Yu is a postgraduate student of Chang'an University, China. Her research interest is reverse logistics and packaging. She has published 15 research papers including ISTP, SCIE, and EI indexed. Ms. Zhang also has attended several international conferences in China and Hong Kong.