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Alan McKinnon – Professor of Logistics

Logistics and supply chain management

Theory Development in China-based Supply Chain Management Research: a Literature Review
Article

Liu, X and McKinnon, A.C. in International Journal of Logistics Management, 27 (2), 972-1001 (2016)

As the largest transitional economy in the world, China presents interesting opportunities for theory construction and testing in the field of business management. Supply chain management (SCM) is still a relatively new discipline in China and so still draws heavily on theories developed in other parts of the world, particularly the US and Europe. ...

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Innovation in Global Logistics
Chapter

McKinnon, A.C. and Bilski,B. in Breakthrough from Innovation to Impact. edited by H. van den Breemen et al, Owls Foundation, Lunteren. (2014)

This book chapter is a contribution to a study of global innovation undertaken by the Dutch Owls Foundation.   It reviews the development of innovation in logistics from its origins in military history to recent advances in commercial logistics. It considers both technological innovations, such as containerisation and 3D printing and ... ...

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Scottish logistics report
Report

McKinnon, A.C. and Piecyk, M.I. Report for the Freight Transport Association / Scottish Supply Chain Council (2012)

This report provides an overview of the state of logistics in Scotland. It assesses the contribution that logistics makes to the Scottish economy, examines freight trends by all the main transport modes and patterns of warehousing development, carbon footprints the movement of freight in Scotland and discusses the involvement of freight vehicles in traffic accidents.   ...

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Supply chain excellence in the European chemical industry
Report

McKinnon, A.C. Report prepared for the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and European Council for the Chemical Industry (CEFIC), Brussels (2004)

This report summarises the results of a series of ‘think tank’ discussions on the future of the European chemical supply chain with senior executives.  The initiative was prompted by growing concern about competitive threats to the European chemical industry.  The intensification of competition in the global chemical market was forcing ... ...

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The grocery supply chain in the UK: improving efficiency in the logistics network
Paper

Fernie, J. and McKinnon, A.C in The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 13 (2): 161-174. (2003)

The UK grocery supply chain has experienced considerable change in the last 30 years and is now considered to be one of the most efficient in the world. It is, nevertheless, acknowledged that further improvements in supply-chain efficiency can be achieved. ...

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Integrated logistics strategies
Chapter

McKinnon, A.C. in ‘Handbook of Logistics and Supply Chain Management’. Ed. Brewer, A. Hensher, D. and Button, K., Elsevier, London (2001)

This book chapter reviews the integration of the logistics function since the 1960s onwards, showing how it widened the scope of logistics from the distribution of finished products to the flow of materials across the “end-to-end” supply chain.  It also elevated the function from an operational to a strategic level. ...

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International logistics
Chapter

McKinnon, A.C. in ‘International Business: Theories, Policies and Practices’ ed. Tayeb, M., Financial Times / Prentice Hall, London, 397-418 (2000)

This book chapter begins with classifications of companies’ international distribution systems and global logistical requirements.  It then reviews of the restructuring of European logistics following the formation of the Single Market in 1992.  The remainder of the chapter focuses on three major trends affecting international logistics: wider sourcing of supplies, acceleration of material flow and local customisation.   ...

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Scottish brewers
Case study

McKinnon, A.C. A case study in Global Cases in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, ed. Taylor, D.H., Thomson Business Press, London (1997)

This case study, which was accompanied by teacher’s notes, examined the restructuring of Scottish Brewers’ distribution system in Scotland, which involved the closure of five depots and concentration of inventory in the remaining four.  It contains data on the logistical cost trade-offs that the company made between transport, warehousing, inventory ... ...

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Physical distribution systems
Book

McKinnon, A.C., Routledge, London 316pp (1989)

This book provides a broad introduction to the subject of physical distribution / logistics.  It reviews around 500 articles, books and reports and presents new empirical data on the design of physical distribution systems.  It comprises ten chapters: introduction; marketing channels; physical distribution channels; pattern of stockholding; depot location; choice ... ...

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National Expenditure on Logistics in the UK
Case study

McKinnon, A.C. Focus on Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (Journal of the Institute of Logistics and Distribution Management), vol.7, no.8, 23-7 (1988)

In 1980 Angela Childerley, for the first time, estimated total UK expenditure on logistics using 1976 data.  I updated and slightly modified this calculation using 1986 data.  This article reports the results of this analysis.  It suggests that total UK spend on logistics remained roughly the same, at 22% of GDP, though the composition of this expenditure changed radically. This ...

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