All these developments are creating more and more demand for logistics services. One of the constraints faced by India is the logistics cost which is about 14 percent of its GDP, as against 9.5 percent in USA and 7.5 percent in Europe. To bridge this gap and to reduce the transaction cost, Indian government is investing about US $ 30 billion annually on improving the logistics infrastructure. This investment still trails behind that of USA and China and is set to increase in future to provide better connectivity to India with rest of the world. There is already an increasing demand for trained logistics professionals which is bound to increase further with the expanding operations of ports, airports, shipping lines, airlines, inland container depots, logistics service providers etc.
This book covers various aspects of logistics in international business. It is useful for the students of logistics, supply chain management, international business, materials management etc. An attempt is made to extensively cover the syllabi of MBA, MIB and MFT courses of various Universities and renowned institutes. Practicing managers in the logistics and supply chain management areas would also find this book ideal for their reference.
The book systematically covers all the important areas such as Marketing Logistics System, Characteristics of Shipping Industry, Shipping Conferences, Multimodal Transport Operations, Air Transport, Electronic Data Interchange, Maritime Frauds and World Trade Organisation and maritime industry etc. The book also contains commonly used abbreviations and important terminologies. Case studies and highlights of logistics related recent events too are included for the benefit of readers.
- Complete coverage of various components of logistics.
- Case Studies for situation analysis and discussions.
- Each topic is followed by exercises.
- Highlights of recent logistics related events.
- Glossary of abbreviations and commonly used terms.
- Illustrations, flow diagrams and maps.
About the Author
Dr. Rajiv Aserkar is Professor at SP Jain Center of Management Dubai, Singapore, where he is in charge of Operations Management specialization courses for Executive MBA program. In addition he teaches courses in Logistics, Transportation Management and Supply Chain Management in their Global MBA program.
Prior to this, Dr. Aserkar has also worked with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) at their Dubai Campus and with International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research at Indore. He has written a number of articles on the subjects of Logistics and World Trade Organization for Indian as well as International Journals. Dr. Aserkar is a regular participant and speaker in the seminars and conferences on Logistics and Infrastructure related subjects. He has also worked as consultant to a number of organizations in India and abroad.
Dr. Rajiv Aserkar is a Mechanical Engineer from Shri G.S. Institute of Technology and Science, Indore and he has done his Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He has a wide corporate experience with reputed organizations like Kirloskar Pneumatics Ltd., Pune, Saeed Bin Nasser Al Hashar, Oman and Wanson (India) Pvt. Ltd. Pune as senior executive responsible for export development and logistics. Dr. Aserkar has traveled extensively to Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and SAARC countries for export promotion and for participating in international trade fairs and conferences.