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Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics Making Global Supply Chains Effective

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.12.2014
  • Verlag: Springer-Verlag
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Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics

This book is focused on the impact of ocean transport logistics on global supply chains. It is the first book solely dedicated to the topic, linking the interaction of parties along this chain, including shippers, terminal operators and line carriers. While ocean container transport logistics has been greatly studied, there are many important issues that have yet to receive the attention they deserve. The editors and contributing authors of Ocean Container Transport Logistics: Making Global Supply Chain Effective seek to address these topics and shed new light on the subject. The book is divided into three parts. Part I examines the innovation, trends, competition and business model of container terminal operations. In Part II, the book looks at how tactical and operational management is used in shipping liners. The chapters cover topics such as empty container repositioning, slow steaming, routing, network design and disruption management. Finally Part III explores at shippers and global supply chain management, with chapters on transportation service procurement, hinterland transportation, green corridors, as well as competition and co-operation in maritime logistics operations. The eighteen chapters of the book all highlight the immediate effect of ocean transport logistics on global supply chain. Prof. Chung-Yee Lee is Chair Professor/Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Management (IELM) and Director of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Institute at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He served as Department Head of IELM in 2001-2008. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science. Before joining HKUST in 2001, he was Rockwell Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research areas are in logistics and supply chain management , scheduling, and inventory management . He has published more than 130 papers in refereed journals and has engaged in more than 40 research projects sponsored by RGC, ITC, NSF and industries in U.S. and Hong Kong. According to an article in Int. J. of Prod. Econ. (v. 120, 2009, p.540-551), which looked at all papers published in the 20 core journals during last 50 years in the field of production and operations management, Prof. Lee was ranked No.6 among all researchers worldwide in h-index. He is currently leading a theme-based research project on 'Promoting Hong Kong's Ocean Container Transport Logistics Network' sponsored by Hong Kong Research Grant Council. He received his Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering (1972) and a Master degree in Management Sciences (MBA Program) (1976) from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan. He also received a Master degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Yale University in 1984.
Dr. Qiang Meng is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at National University of Singapore. He received his PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in 2000. Dr. Meng has three major research areas transportation network modeling and optimization, shipping and intermodal freight transportation analysis and quantitative risk assessment of transport operations. He has authored or co-authored about 100 articles in the international referred journals including Transportation B, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part E, and Risk Analysis & Accident. He has led two joint research projects with a liner container shipping company and a maritime consultant company in Singapore. Dr. Meng is now an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E and Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE) , an editorial board member of Transportation Research Part B , Transportation Research Part C, Journal of Advanc

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