TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, 9E equips you with a solid understanding of what is arguably the most critical and complex component of global supply chains. You learn the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and society as you study the complex environment of transportation service. The authors provide an overview of the operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and challenges providers of transportation face. This edition highlights critical transportation management issues with insights into the strategic activities and challenges in the movement of goods through the supply chain. Completely up to date, TRANSPORTATION emphasizes global topics with the latest coverage of hard and soft technology and in-depth discussions of fuel, energy, managerial, economic, and environmental issues.