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Contemporary Operations and Logistics

Achieving Excellence in Turbulent Times

  • Peter Wells
  • Collates the combined expertise of one of the largest logistics and operations academic teams in Europe

  • Provides an up-to-date overview of the field, as well as research highlights and future prospects

  • Informs teaching, research and practice in logistics and operations management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Peter Wells
    Pages 1-10
  3. Daniel Eyers, Mohamed Naim
    Pages 11-27
  4. Daniel Eyers, Andrew Lahy, Mike Wilson, Aris Syntetos
    Pages 61-79
  5. Peter Wells
    Pages 81-95
  6. Emrah Demir, Katy Huckle, Aris Syntetos, Andrew Lahy, Mike Wilson
    Pages 97-117
  7. Mohamed Naim, Jonathan Gosling, Junyi Lin, Matthias Holweg
    Pages 137-160
  8. Jane Lynch
    Pages 193-218
  9. Wessam Abouarghoub, Jane Haider
    Pages 259-279
  10. Anthony Beresford, Stephen Pettit
    Pages 281-300
  11. Sharon Cullinane, Michael Browne, Elisabeth Karlsson, Yingli Wang
    Pages 301-322
  12. Anthony Beresford, Stephen Pettit
    Pages 341-364

About this book


This edited collection collates the most up-to-date and important research within the area of operations and logistics management. Boasting the combined expertise of one of the largest logistics and operations management academic teams in Europe, it provides both depth and diversity in a balanced portfolio. The first two sections are concerned with key contemporary issues in the subject area, providing a current and up-to-date overview of the field. Section three presents a selection of important cross-cutting themes that impinge upon and inform teaching, research and practice, while the final section includes a celebration of research highlights and showcases cutting-edge applications from leaders in the field. Invaluable to students, researchers and academics alike, this book is compulsory reading for those active within operations and logistics research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiff Business SchoolCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

About the editors

Peter Wells is Professor of Business and Sustainability and Head of Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School, UK. He has vast experience of research into the global automotive industry, around which he has developed his academic and theoretic interests in socio-technical transitions, business models, cultures of automobility and sustainability.

Bibliographic information

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