Introduction to logistics and supply chain management
This book is the set text book for all introductory level undergraduate (diploma and degree) students in procurement, supply chain and logistics management, masters’ degree students, faculty at all levels, government policy makers, practitioners and researchers.
It covers part of the requirements for undergraduate syllabi and also addresses the 4th industrial revolution issues like big data, smart logistics, artificial intelligence and paperless offices.
The book covers role of introduction to supply chain, Customs Authorities, supplier appraisal, shipping and forwarding industry, procurement, supply market analysis, managing vendor relations, shipping and export documentation, bonded warehouses, shipping instructions, pre and post-shipment inspections, compliance and quality issues in supply chain, public procurement regulatory authorities, international tendering and public procurement, customs procedures and regulations, selecting qualified vendors, receiving purchases, insurance and lastly smart supply chain and smart ports.
A hybrid of skills is developed to meet the highly demanding supply chain labour market and the world of research and government policy making.
Faustino Taderera is a marketing, supply chain, higher education and globalization professor and renowned world expert, and his education spans Zimbabwe, South Africa, the UK (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College for MBA) and finally Africa Research University for PhD in Business Administration majoring in Marketing.