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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 7 edition (March 4 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032478919X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0324789195
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 20.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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John J. Coyle is currently director of corporate relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research and professor emeritus of logistics and supply chain management in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He holds a BS and MS from Penn State and earned his doctorate 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 coauthored 20 books or monographs and numerous articles in professional journals. He has received 14 awards at Penn State for teaching excellence and 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; and the Eccles Medal from the International Society of Logistics for his contributions to the Department of Defense and the Lion's Paw Medal from Penn State for Distinguished Service, both in 2004. Dr. Coyle currently serves on the boards of three logistics and supply chain service companies and on the Advisory Board of the NLDC and continues to be active in teaching in the Executive Education Programs at Penn State.

Robert Novack is an associate professor of supply chain management in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Penn State University. From 1981 to 1984 he worked in operations management and planning for the Yellow Freight Corporation in Overland Park, Kansas, and from 1984 to 1986 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. He also is a coauthor of Creating Logistics Value: Themes for the Future. Active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, he has served as overall program chair for the annual conference, as a track chair, and as a session speaker as well as a member of numerous committees. Dr. Novack holds the CTL designation from AST&L and is a member of WERC. He earned a BS degree and an MBA in logistics from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in logistics from the University of Tennessee.

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.

Edward J. Bardi is principal of Bardi Consulting and professor emeritus of business logistics at the University of Toledo. He also has served as acting dean and associate dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Toledo and has held faculty positions at Iowa State University. Dr. Bardi has published numerous articles dealing with business logistics, transportation management, carrier selection, economic development, and employee household goods movement in various journals, including TRANSPORTATION JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, HANDLING AND SHIPPING, BAYLOR BUSINESS REVIEW, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION REVIEW, and PERSONNEL JOURNAL. He also is co-author of SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE, 8E. A popular seminar leader of domestic and global business logistics management development programs, Dr. Bardi has served as a consultant to numerous business and public agencies in the areas of business logistics, marketing, and economic development. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Penn State University, majoring in business logistics/transportation economics.

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great shape, no scratches,dents or rips.

was a required text book and quite expensive at the college book store. it was only later that i would out it was available online for FREE... :'(
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f68409c) out of 5 stars 34 reviews
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HASH(0x9f51cc00) out of 5 stars Needs some editing but great info Dec 12 2010
By E. F. Jeffreys - Published on Amazon.com
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I just completed the course for which I bought this book. I found numerous issues in the text, wrong words: "managerial" versus "marginal". Dollar figures in examples with transposed numbers. I also found numerous issues in the questions for the tests that evidently came with the text. Someone needs to do a thorough editorial review of the text and issue an a companion errata insert or downloadable document. Some of these issues are very real impediments to understanding the point being made. That said, the book is chock full of current and interesting information and articles and real world stories. My advice is if something isn't making sense to you, parse the sentence to see if you can determine if any of the wording or numbers could be wrong.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f67e4d4) out of 5 stars Begs for an Editor's Knife May 17 2011
By Etza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It is common to find a few errors in a textbook, but "Transportation" has so many mistakes - grammatical and otherwise -- that it compromises the accuracy of the book. Parts of it are difficult, if not impossible, to understand. Perhaps to sidestep the negative connotation of the phrase, "what the traffic will bear" - i.e., using a monopoly to take the customer for all he is worth -- the author buries its definition in this impenetrable piece of prose:

"The second meaning, which can be more conveniently expressed in a negative form and which is germane to this discussion, is that no service should be charged a price that it will not bear when, at a lower price, the service could be purchased" (page 106).

On page 119, the author multiplies $8.46 x 110 and gets $93.06. On page 212, the book confuses the student with, "the cost of labor was $14.4 billion or $0.264 cents of every revenue dollar." It should have read, "26 cents". Worse, the facsimile of a commercial invoice on page 340 -- displaying Cost, Insurance, and Freight -- shows Incoterms FAS instead of CIF; such an invoice would never make it past an alert customs official. The sample bill of lading on page 342 is a blank form. More useful would be a commercial invoice and B/L that correspond to the same shipment and are both filled out correctly.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f51cda4) out of 5 stars Probably one of the best transportation textbooks available Oct. 7 2014
By PhD Chef - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am writing this review as an instructor rather than a student.

As far as the content goes, the this book provides only a cursory glance at the supply chain perspective of transportation. Unlike some of the reviewers who found this book difficult to read, my students generally found the book fairly easy to read.

Most of the information in this book is presented in a logical format with industry statistics that provide excellent illustration of concepts. However, considering that this book had been out for a couple of years, most of the numbers need to be updated by now.

The single biggest pro of this textbook is that it treats transportation very holistically and touches upon all issues, including history, public policy, different modes, cost implications.

The biggest opportunity for this textbook to improve is to have further integrated discussion on the supply chain implications of transportation. In particular, transportation's impact on distribution networks, warehousing, storage, and other aspects of material flow in the supply chain is not integrated throughout the textbook enough. Although the book begins with a section dedicated toward discussing transportation's role in supply chain management, this discussion is highly compartmentalized.

Editorial issues aside, this is probably the best textbook on transportation out there. I hope the next iteration of this textbook would take a more integrative approach toward discussing transportation's role in supply chain management. And of course, let's have better editing next time to make this more student-friendly, because they can be a fickle group when it comes to discrediting a textbook's merit due to superficial mistakes.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f763d2c) out of 5 stars Needs more geographic examples Oct. 2 2013
By Melissa Velik - Published on Amazon.com
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his book exhaustively breaks down the intricacies of the US transportation system. It's a great guide to a Transportation Management course. I only wish it looked at the issue from a more global perspective. And as a PA resident, I'm delighted to see the authors are from Penn State, but I wonder what reading the book would be like for internationals or students from the other 49 states. The examples and model questions deal almost exclusively with locations in the Commonwealth! The book earns 4/5 stars from me, for good fundamentals, but a somewhat provincial perspective.
HASH(0x9f70a09c) out of 5 stars The best Etextbook platform Oct. 23 2015
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The textbook content is good. It's a textbook, not great literature but it does present the material in an easy to comprehend fashion.