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Module Reading List

Physical Distribution and Logistics, 2017/18, Semester 2
Tony Whiteing
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no one textbook which covers all the content of this course.

The course text is:

S. Chopra and P. Meindl (2013) Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Fifth edition, Pearson Education International, New Jersey.

Students should try to acquire a copy if possible. The previous editions (e.g. 2010, 2007, 2004) are acceptable.

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Other texts that students should find useful are:

M. Christopher (2011) Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 4th ed., Harlow

A. Harrison and R. van Hoek (2010) Logistics Management and Strategy, Financial Times/Prentice Hall,  4th ed., Harlow.

D.J. Bowersox, D.J. Closs and M. Bixby Cooper (2010) Supply Chain Logistics Management , 3 rd edition. McGraw-Hill, Boston, Mass.

J.J. Coyle, E.J. Bardi and C.J. Langley (2003) The Management of Business Logistics , 7 th Ed, West Publishing Company, St Paul, Minneapolis.

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For particular topics you may wish to consult the following:

For International Logistics:

T. Skjott-Larsen et al., (2007) Managing the Global Supply Chain , 3rd edition, Copenhagen Business School.

D. F. Wood et al., (2002), International Logistics , New York, AMACOM books.

Boeing world air cargo forecasts (latest edition) can be found at

For Materials Handling:

A. Rushton, J. Oxley and P. Croucher, (2010) Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 4th ed., Kogan Page, London.

For environmental effects:

A.C. McKinnon, M. Browne, M. Piecyk and A.E. Whiteing (2015), Green logistics : improving the environmental sustainability of logistics , 3rd Edition. London, Kogan Page (or previous editions).

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), (1999) Sustainable Distribution: A Strategy . DETR, London. Also available online at version=1 

Department for Transport (DfT), (2008) Delivering a sustainable transport system: the logistics perspective
PDF version available at

Edited collections of readings:

There are also useful edited collections of logistics readings , such as:

C.D. Waters (ed) (2010) Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management , 6th ed, Kogan Page, London.

 Further reading will be provided during the module.

This list was last updated on 04/09/2015