A book on "Nordic case reader in Logistics and Supply Chain Management" is available now with teaching instructions
For the first time a case book on Nordic Cases for teaching purposes on a cross-Nordic base has been published. The book contains 20 cases to be used for educational purposes. An information brochure can be downloaded here.
The Teaching Instructions are as well available, but for registered educators only. Register for teacher instructions download here.
A new book about logistics organizations, strategy and development, written by Stig O. Johannessen and Olav Solem, has recently been published (in Norwegian).
The book is about the present dominating thinking within Logistics and Supply Chain Management and shows why this thinking does not answer central and critical questions and challenges, especially coming to understand and work with radical changes and development under uncertainty. The book has as its starting point established views on organizations, strategy and management in the fields of logistics and SCM, and the authors challenge some of these conceptions and understanding.
It is argued that new knowledge development within these areas should be built on new theoretical perspectives on logistics organizations, management and strategic changes. The complexity perspective is introduced as one such possible new theoretical basis and alternative route for future research efforts.
Stig O. Johannessen og Olav Solem: Logistikkorganisasjoner Strategi og Utvikling Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo, 2007, 356 s.
A new BOOK on resources in logistics
A new book, Resources in Business Logistics, edited by Marianne Jahre, Lars-Erik Gadde, Håkan Håkansson, Debbie Harrison and Göran Persson has been published.
This book is about utilization and development of logistics resources, traditional physical ones such as warehouses and vehicles and more modern “soft” ones such as business relationships and knowledge. Taking the starting point that the value of any resource always depends on how it is combined with other resources, the book presents “the art of systematic combining”. Resourcing, i.e. the management of resources, is described by focusing on four important processes: the designing of resources; the influencing between those involved in the production and the using of resources; the learning between them; and the economising on resources. Based on the industrial network approach, the book presents an alternative and complementary perspective on business logistics. Brochure for download.
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, special issue from the NOFOMA 2006 conference
The best papers from the NOFOMA 2006 conference have now been published in the IJPD&LM, you can get the articles here.