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Global Logistics For Dummies by The International Society of Logistics

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About the Authors

This volume owes its existence to the collective expertise of a number of the leaders, past and present, of SOLE – The International Society of Logistics (SOLE). It draws upon the public and private sector experiences of its four principal authors and its technical editor, all of whom have helped to shape SOLE’s vision and success over the course of its more than 50 years of serving not only the field of logistics but also its worldwide practitioners.

John (Jay) J. Erb, Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML), the co-editor and primary author of Part 4, has been a career logistician for over 45 years, with 27 years in United States Army command and field logistics assignments. Currently the President of SOLE, he served as the Director of Strategic Logistics on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon (Washington, DC) upon his retirement from the Army as a Colonel. Upon leaving the Pentagon, he spent nine years with General Dynamics Information Technology as the Vice President for Integrated Support Solutions, where he oversaw logistics services projects in the United States and overseas.

Sarah R. James, DML, SOLE’s Executive Director, served as the book’s primary editor and author of Part 1. A past president of SOLE, she has actively promoted the development, advancement, and recognition of logisticians since 1983. No stranger to academia, she frequently serves as a guest lecturer in logistics degree programs both in the US and abroad, develops curriculum and course requirements, ...

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