The latest edition of this market leading text has adopted a supply chain approach, one of the latest developments in logistics management. Its managerial focus blends logistics theory with practical applications and includes updated material of latest transportation regulations and carrier pricing.
John Langley is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Executive Programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Langley has been actively involved in supply chain management and business logistics for over 30 years. He is a former president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and is a past recipient of the Council?s Distinguished Service Award. In 2004, he was honored as one of the profession?s top five logistics executives at the Richmond Events? Logistics & Supply Chain Forum; and in 2007, he was recognized as recipient of the Honorary Distinguished Logistics Professional Award by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. Dr. Langley received a BS degree in mathematics, an MBA degree in finance, and a PhD degree in logistics management, all from Penn State University. Among his awards and recognitions, he was named ?Outstanding Alumnus? of the Penn State Business Logistics Program. Dr. Langley?s current areas of professional involvement include supply chain strategy, supply chain relationships, and outsourcing of logistics services. Dr. Langley has coauthored a number of books including SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE. Also, he is the lead author of the ANNUAL STUDY ON THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS: VIEWS FROM THE CUSTOMERS. Recent publications have appeared in major academic journals in the fields of logistics and supply chain management such as the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, and LOGISTICS QUARTERLY. In addition to his university duties, Dr. Langley is a much sought after consultant and advisor to business firms and serves on the board of directors of UTi Worldwide Inc., Forward Air Corporation, and Averitt Express, Inc.