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Strategically located in Asia, Singapore has built on its geographical advantage to become one of the world's leading logistics hub and a preferred location for leading manufacturers to establish regional distribution centres. Its world-class infrastructure....

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Strategically located in Asia, Singapore has built on its geographical advantage to become one of the world's leading logistics hub and a preferred location for leading manufacturers to establish regional distribution centres. Its world-class infrastructure, excellent connectivity, efficient customs, pro-business environment, educated workforce and stable government have made Singapore a compelling logistics and supply chain management (SCM) nerve centre.

This book brings together logistics professionals, consultants and academics to provide a broad yet comprehensive perspective of the multi-faceted logistics and SCM industry in Singapore. The authors share their insights and experiences on how successful strategies and solutions have been developed to meet the logistics and supply chain challenges unique to their industries. The supply chains and industries featured operate in markets that differ widely in terms of the nature of products and services, product life cycle, customer demand, vulnerability and risk, and regulatory framework. An overriding thread is how they are continually adapting to the changing environment and using logistics and SCM capabilities to differentiate their competencies.

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideLand Transport

Land transport can be visualized as the veins of a supply chain, moving materials, products and cargo from one point to another inland. The key challenge for the land transport practitioner is the management of materials, products or cargo in such a way that they remain exactly..

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Land transport can be visualized as the veins of a supply chain, moving materials, products and cargo from one point to another inland. The key challenge for the land transport practitioner is the management of materials, products or cargo in such a way that they remain exactly the same before and after transportation from the origin to the destination.

The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Land Transport provides a comprehensive coverage of the various processes involved when planning a land transportation network. It provides all the how-tos practitioners need to know in an operational environment in the land transport industry, where they face the challenges of ground-level and day-to-day issues.This guide presents a practical approach to the subject, blended with theory - just sufficient to provide basic understanding - and coverage on practical scenarios and activities.

The book includes topics such as :

  • Understanding transportation regulation and policy
  • Designing a land transport network to maximise profits and reduce cost
  • Detailed explanation of import and export procedures, as well as international transport processes
  • Managing transport delays and handling cargo claims
  • Planning vehicle deployment and load sequencing

About The Writer

Daniel Chew is multi-specialised in education, human resource, industrial systems, logistics, engineering and business management. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering from Monash University plus three Masters Degrees: a Masters Degree in Education; a Master of Business Administration in HRM and a Master of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering.

Still enjoying the 27th year of his career as a trainer, lecturer and consultant (TLC), Daniel is the founder of Chrysallite Education & Training Hub and is serving actively as an associate trainer in HRD & Education, as a logistics consultant, and as an OD consultant. He is also an adjunct lecturer with seven top private educational institutes. Daniel's teaching and training portfolio covers a total of 70 academic modules, WSQ competency based type seminars and enrichment workshops. He has garnered more than 5,000 teaching and training hours over the last 12 years.

As an industrialist, Daniel has served in positions of general manager, regional director, operations manager, senior manager, manufacturing manager and product engineer. He has worked for prominent companies like Apple Computer, Mitsubishi Chemicals, A*STAR, Keppel T&T, Gates Unitta and Richland Logistics.

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideProcess-Driven Warehouse Operations

Written by Mr Teo Kee Boon 1st edition. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the various processes of a typical warehouse operation. It provides the"how to" for someone interested in reviewing his own warehouse operations and highlights the key controls that...

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Written by Mr Teo Kee Boon 1st edition. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the various processes of a typical warehouse operation. It provides the"how to" for someone interested in reviewing his own warehouse operations and highlights the key controls that must be considered and put in place for each process in the operation. It provides insights for beginners in warehousing and is a good quick read for someone wanting to re-structure their operations and conduct training for its own staff.

The book includes topics such as :

  • How to document warehouse processes
  • Detailed warehouse operations covering receiving, putaway storage, order picking, sorting and packing, releasing, replenishment, cycle counting and stock take
  • Managing service failures
  • Planning daily operations

About The Writer

Teo Kee Boon has been lecturing at Temasek Polytechnic since Nov 2004 and is actively involved in the training and development of logistics education for the industry. He joined the logistics industry during the early years of development in Singapore in 1991. SInce then, he has accumulated much experience in both the operational knowledge in logistics management and strategic aspect of the business. Kee Boon graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and holds a Master of Science (Logistics) from RMIT of Australia.

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideSafety & Security

Written by Captain Andre Khir - 1st edition This book provides extensive insights into the subject of safety and security, and is a good quick read for anyone trying to come to grips with one of the greatest challenges of our times. The Practitioner's Definitive Guide :..

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Written by Captain Andre Khir - 2nd edition. This book provides extensive insights into the subject of safety and security, and is a good quick read for anyone trying to come to grips with one of the greatest challenges of our times. The Practitioner's Definitive Guide : Safety & Security leaves no stones unturned on the issue of supply chain security. The tips are very practical and the "must-get-it-rights" are clearly signposted. It includes a discussion on the nature of terrorism, counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

The book includes topics such as :

  • International, national and industry security initiatives
  • Personnel security and pre-employment screening
  • Documentation processing and procedural security
  • Cargo and conveyance security
  • Incident management
  • Managing investigations
  • Emergency management
  • Security education and training

About The Writer

Captain Andre Khir is the Managing Director of STET Maritime Pte Ltd. He has been instrumental in leading the company towards becoming a leading Recognized Security Organization to act on behalf of the Panama Maritime Authority for the approval of ship security plans. STET Maritime also conducts security verification audits on compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code for Panama flag vessels

He has been involved in the development of supply chain security management system for shipping companies, including security profiling for compliance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

He was the project director and consultant for the development of the National Supply Chain Security Programme that has been renamed as Secure Trade Partnership (STP) programme and now headed by the Singapore Customs. He is also involved with the International Standard Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee (TC/8) in ISO 28000 on Supply Chain Security Management System

Capt. Andre is a Master Mariner, a certified Maritime Lead Auditor and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama USA

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideWarehouse Practices

Written by Bill Chua and Teo Kee Boon - 2nd edition Warehouses may be as old as trading outposts in the olden days, but warehousing has since evloved into a highly sophisticated operation that features prominently in the supply chain strategy. Here at last is a timely and...

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Written by Bill Chua and Teo Kee Boon - 3rd edition. Warehouses may be as old as trading outposts in the olden days, but warehousing has since evloved into a highly sophisticated operation that features prominently in the supply chain strategy. Here at last is a timely and comprehensive guide for practitioners to the best practices in warehousing. It provides insights for begineers in warehousing and is a good quick read for someone wanting to become familiar with the dynamics of the sector.

The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Warehouse Practices provides a comprehensive coverage of the operational and management issues faced by warehouse manager. The tips are very practical and the must-get-it-rights are clearly signposted. It includes up-to-date information on the broad range of incentives for logistics providers and experts' insight into the impact of Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) and other emerging trends on the warehousing scene.

The book includes topics such as :

  • Warehouse management systems
  • Keeping score on warehouse performance
  • Warehouse safety and security
  • Automated Identification and Date Capture technologies
  • Pricing and costing warehouse services
  • Importance of Warehouse to third-party logistics providers
  • Storage system configurations
  • Key Considerations in warehouse design and layout

About The Writers

Bill Chua, an engineer by profession, is currently working as regional marketing manager. Prior to this, he was regional materials manager dealing with inbound and outbound logistics processes, procurement, warehousing and inventory management. He collaborates actively with the Singapore Logistics Association to organise logistics and supply chain courses for the industry. Mr Chua heads the subcommittee for certification, which sets the direction for the launch and management of certification courses offered at diploma and higher diploma levels. He is also involved in the professional training of purchasing personnel and logisticians at the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM).

Teo Kee Boon has been lecturing at Temasek Polytechnic since Nov 2004 and is actively involved in the training and development of logistics education for the industry. He joined the logistics industry during the early years of development in Singapore in 1991. Since then, he has accumulated much experience in both the operational knowledge of logistics management and the strategic aspects of the business. Mr Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and holds a Master of Science (Logistics) from RMIT of Australia.

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideMultimodal Transport

Written by Ms Cheong Yun Wan in consultation with Stanley Lim and Thomas Sim - 2nd edition Logistics providers often use ships, trucks and aircraft in different combinations when a destination cannot be reached by a single mode of transport alone. Now, here is a complete...

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Written by Ms Cheong Yun Wan. in consultation with Stanley Lim and Thomas Sim - 3rd edition Logistics providers often use ships, trucks and aircraft in different combinations when a destination cannot be reached by a single mode of transport alone. Now, here is a complete reference to multimodal transport: regulations and conventions, liability and insurance issues, special project transport operations and the alternatives when plans fail due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Multimodal Transport is specifically written for freight forwarding personnel and those joining the industry, and also serves as a useful guide to anyone who needs to arrange transport for shipments. It provides comprehensive information on current practices, along with real-life case studies to illustrate actual field applications.

The book includes topics such as :

  • Liability of the multimodal transport operator and its limits
  • Combinations of transport modes (sea-air, air-road, piggyback, land-sea-land, among others)
  • Special transport operations (delivering power plant equipment, helicopters, household goods)
  • Insurance issues and excluded perils
  • Thinking in alternatives - what happens when there is a strike or port congestion?
  • The conventions and regulations in force today
  • Documentation (bill of lading, FIATA transport documents, air waybill, sea waybill)
  • The role of ASEAN

About The Writers

Cheong Yun Wan is an editor with more than 20 years' experience in book publishing. She focuses on consumer, professional and academic reference titles with topics ranging from travel, business and education to the social sciences, medical and psychological sciences and computing. Yun Wan is a firm believer in lifelong education and is delighted that her profession continually provides opportunities to explore new knowledge. The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Multimodal Transport is her first foray into the logistics business, one of the pillars of today's global village.

Stanley Lim has been in the logistics industry since 1968. He is Deputy Honorary Treasurer of SLA and Treasurer of FIATA. He held the chairmanship of the SLA from 1992 to 2005 and was also Chairman of AFFA. Mr Lim contributes his time and experience in various government bodies and committees and is a member of the Customs Advisory Committee. He is a Resource Trainer with UNESCAP and also teaches the Multimodal Transport module of SLA's Specialist Diploma programme. In recognition of his significant contributions to the industry, Mr Lim was conferred the prestigious Public Service Award in 2001.

Thomas Sim is very actively involved in training and education development in the areas of international freight, multimodal transport and logistics management, and is Chairman of FIATA's Advisory Body - Vocational Training. He chairs several other related bodies, such as AFFA's Working Group - Education & Training, and SLA's Training & Development Committee. He is also SLA's First Deputy Chairman. Mr Sim's strong passion for imparting his knowledge and experience and his pedagogical instinct is evident in his representations of FIATA and SLA in numerous international programmes spanning Mongolia, Kenya and Ghana, among others. He lectures on Multimodal Transport, Air Freight Forwarding and International Trade Management in SLA's training programmes.

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideSeafreight Forwarding

Written by Rachel Henwood In consultation with Tan Tee Hwa - 3rd edition Shipping is the most popular method of transporting goods today, with around 90% of all freight transported acoss the oceans and through man-made waterways. Now you can find out everything about...

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Written by Rachel Henwood. In consultation with Tan Tee Hwa - 3rd edition. Shipping is the most popular method of transporting goods today, with around 90% of all freight transported acoss the oceans and through man-made waterways. Now you can find out everything about seafreight forwarding, in this comprehensive volume that explains the workings of the industry, including up-to-date information on liability, cargo handling, tariffs and hardware such as the different types of vessels and containers.

The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Seafreight Forwarding is written with seafreight industry personnel in mind, including those intending to join the industry and those who simply need a reference. This book provides a complete, practical overview of seafreight operations, which can be readily applied in actual field settings.

The book includes topics such as :

  • The roles of carriers and ports, and how they have changed and evolved
  • Different types of vessels, containers and cargo gears, and their suitability for various types of cargo
  • Proper packing of cargo
  • Preparation of sea waybills and bills of lading
  • International sea transport conventions, including the Hague-Visby Rules
  • Liabilities and responsibilities of shippers and carriers, and exemptions from penalties
  • Major ports of call around the world
  • Post-9/11 security measures and their implications

About The Writers

Rachel Henwood has more than nine years' experience in the advertising industry, working as both an art director and a copywriter for successful and well-respected agencies around the world. She now writes for a variety of websites, specialising in the areas of technology and the Internet.

Tan Tee Hwa has been training logisticians for the past 20 years under the Singapore Logistics Association. A Bachelor of Science graduate from the University of Singapore, he has more than 30 years' experience in shipping and logistics, having held management positions in the PSA, NOL, Singapore Shipping Corporation, ABC Containerline N.V. and C. Steinweg Warehousing.

He has a strong passion for nurturing the young to join the exciting logistics industry in Singapore, as seen in his active involvement in setting up the logistics curriculum for the Institute of Education in 2003, and in his contribution to this book. He presently lectures on seafreight forwarding operations and international transport management.He is also Managing Director of CTS Resources Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company with a branch office in Belgium, which provides consultancy work on transport logistics and sourcing raw materials and equipment on behalf of clients.

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The Practitioner's Definitive GuideAirfreight Forwarding

Written by Ho Chee Mun - 3rd edition There is no text that encompasses all air cargo related issues - until now. This book written specifically on air cargo provides a comprehensive framework of the conceptsand applications involved in airfreight, including the latest...

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Written by Ho Chee Mun - 4th edition. There is no text that encompasses all air cargo related issues - until now. This bookwritten specifically on air cargo provides a comprehensive framework of the concepts and applications involved in airfreight, including the latest information on pricing,regulations, handling procedures and modern equipment such as aircraft, containersand materials handling equipment.

The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Airfreight Forwarding will give practitioners all round knowledge of current, practical, hands-on field applications, while keeping them in touch with real-life practices. It is specially tailored for airfreight industrypersonnel, including shippers from industries like electronics, pharmaceuticals, flowers and live tropical fishes.

The book includes topics such as :

  • Government agencies and associations and their involvement in the industry
  • Manuals and guidelines for cargo, including livestock, dangerous goods and perishables)
  • Functions of airlines' ground handling agents
  • Free trade zones, cross docking (consolidation, break-bulk, mixing)
  • Types of aircraft, containers and materials handling equipment
  • Import/export declarations and prohibited goods
  • Preparation of air waybills and calculation of freight rates
  • The internet and its facilitation of e-commerce

About The Writers

Ho Chee Mun is a lecturer and associate trainer, teaching management in logistics and transport, among other topics. He has served more than 30 years in the airfreight and logistics industry. He held several senior management positions during his tenures with Panalpina World Transport, DHL International and Airtropolis Express, prior to which he was Cargo Sales Manager with Singapore Airlines.

He graduated from the University of Leicester with an MBA, and has a Bachelor of Business in Transport & Logistics Management degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL), jointly awarded by the Singapore Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, International Enterprise of Singapore and Singapore Infocomm Development Authority. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

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