9th Edition

Robert A. Novack, Brian Gibson, Yoshinori Suzuki, John J. Coyle

ISBN-13: 9781337406642
Copyright 2019 | Published
528 pages | List Price: USD $312.95

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.


Part I.
1. Global Supply Chains: Role and Importance of Transportation
2. Transportation and the Economy.
3. Transportation Technology and Systems.
4. Costing and Pricing for Transportation.
Suggested Readings for Part I.
Part II.
5. Motor Carriers.
6. Railroads.
7. Airlines.
8. Water Carriers and Pipelines.
9. Logistics Services
Suggested Readings for Part II.
Part III.
10. Transportation Risk Management.
11. Global Transportation Management.
12. Transportation Regulation and Public Policy.
13. Issues and Challenges for Global Supply Chains.
Suggested Readings for Part III.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

  • Robert A. Novack

    Robert Novack is an Associate Professor of Business Logistics in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Penn State University. From 1979 to 1981 he worked in operations management and planning for the Yellow Freight Corporation in Overland Park, Kansas, and from 1981 to 1984 he worked in planning and transportation at Drackett Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Novack’s numerous articles have been published in such publications as the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. Dr. Novack has also co-authored TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, and SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE. Active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, he has served as overall program chair for the annual conference, functioned as a track chair, and served as a session speaker as well as participated as a member of numerous committees. Dr. Novack holds the CTL designation from AST&L and is a member of WERC. He earned his B.S. degree and an M.B.A. in logistics from Penn State University and his Ph.D. in logistics from the University of Tennessee.

  • Brian Gibson

    Brian Gibson is a professor of supply chain management and program coordinator for the Department of Aviation and Supply Chain Management at Auburn University. He served for five years on the faculty of Georgia Southern University as director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, and he also has 10 years of experience as a logistics manager for two major retailers. An accomplished faculty member, Dr. Gibson has received multiple awards for outstanding teaching, research, and outreach−most notably the 2006 Auburn University Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award. He has coauthored more than 50 refereed and invited articles in the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, and other leading publications. He is actively engaged in executive education, seminar development, and consulting with leading organizations. Dr. Gibson serves in leadership roles for the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Distribution Business Management Association, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He earned a BSBA from Central Michigan University, an MBA from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in logistics and transportation from the University of Tennessee.

  • Yoshinori Suzuki

  • John J. Coyle

    John J. Coyle is Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He holds a B.S. and M.S. from Penn State and earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he was a U.S. Steel Fellow. He joined the Penn State faculty in 1961 and attained the rank of full professor in 1967. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has served in a number of administrative positions, including Department Head, Assistant Dean, Senior Associate Dean, Special Assistant for Strategic Planning to the university president, and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research. He also served as Penn State’s faculty representative to the NCAA for 30 years and to the Big Ten for 10 years. Dr. Coyle was the editor of the Journal of Business Logistics from 1990 to 1996. He has authored or co-authored 25 books or monographs and 38 articles in academic and professional journals. He has received 14 awards at Penn State for teaching and/or advising. In addition, he received the Council of Logistics Management’s Distinguished Service Award in 1991, the Philadelphia Traffic Club’s Person of the Year Award in 2003, the 2004 Eccles Medal from the International Society of Logistics for his contributions to the Department of Defense and the 2004 Lion’s Paw Medal from Penn State for Distinguished Service. Dr. Coyle currently serves on the board of a logistics and supply chain service company.

  • CUTTING-EDGE COVERAGE REFLECTS THE LATEST TRENDS, ISSUES, AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE FIELD: This edition offers the most current coverage available. Thoroughly updated examples, boxes, tables, and end-of-chapter materials highlight the latest industry information and practices. In addition, numerous chapters feature all-new cases that focus on current transportation challenges.

  • EXPANDED TOPICS DRAW STRAIGHT FROM REAL-WORLD PRACTICE: This edition offers in-depth discussions of fuel, energy, managerial, economic, and environmental issues. A new chapter on Transportation Technology and Systems features the industry's latest developments and changes.

  • INTERNATIONAL EMPHASIS PREPARES STUDENTS TO MANAGE IN TODAY'S GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT: The Ninth Edition offers a combined chapter on Global Transportation Management that provides a more comprehensive analysis of global topics. The authors thoroughly cover issues specific to today's international transportation and supply chains.

  • NEW CASES AND READINGS FEATURE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS: Each chapter includes at least one new case spotlighting current examples from real-world practice. The authors have also updated suggested readings.

  • UPDATED INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES PROVIDE TIME-SAVING PREPARATION, TEACHING AND EVALUATION TOOLS: The instructor manual and test banks have been completely updated to seamlessly support this latest edition of the text.

  • COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE ADDRESSES CURRENT DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION TRENDS: The U.S. has seen an increased importance placed on transportation security both within and outside its borders. In addition, students review how the dramatic volatility in worldwide fuel prices has put a strain on transportation costs and capacity. These events illustrate how transportation may be the most critical and most vulnerable component of global supply chains. This presentation ensures a thorough understanding of the key transportation issues impacting today's market.

  • HANDS-ON APPLICATIONS KEEP STUDENTS INVOLVED AND ENGAGED: Group and individual projects and activities emphasize hands-on learning and provide plenty of opportunities for students to put what they learn into practice.

  • EXPANSIVE END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIALS OFFER OPTIONS FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS OR LIVELY IN-CLASS DISCUSSIONS: End-of-chapter materials include a Summary, Study Questions, and two Cases with Case Questions that require students to apply chapter concepts to real-world scenarios and think critically about the concepts.

  • ONLINE RESOURCES PROVIDE TIME-SAVING SUPPORT ON THIS EDITION'S COMPANION WEBSITE: Find the tools you need online with an up-to-date instructor manual and proven test banks. The companion website also includes flashcards, a glossary, and additional study tools to help your students maximize their course success.

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