A Lot of Books!

This is CLEP’s evolving list of references and reading material recommended for logisticians. Our references include commercial textbooks, commercial standards, and government (non-classified) publications.

Note that some commercial textbooks are out-of-print and only available through used book dealers. Some of these books may be available in electronic (ex: Kindle) format.

Reference Textbooks

These are commercially available references typically used as textbooks for college and professional certification programs. Sorted in no particular order.
Logistics Engineering & Management, 6th EditionBenjamin S. BlanchardAn authoritative exploration of logistics management within the engineering design and development process, this book concentrates on the design, sustaining maintenance and support of systems. KEY TOPICS: The volume provides complete coverage of reliability, maintainability, and availability measures, the measures of logistics and system support, the system engineering process, logistics and supportability analysis, system design and development, the production/construction phase, utilization, sustaining support and retirement phases, and logistics management.
Systems Engineering Management, 5th EditionBenjamin S. BlanchardA practical guide to the tools and methodologies used in the field. Using a "total systems management" approach, this book covers everything from initial establishment to system retirement, including design and development, testing, production, operations, maintenance, and support. System Engineering Management integrates industrial engineering, project management, and leadership skills into a unique emerging field. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest tools and best practices, and includes rich discussion on computer-based modeling and hardware and software systems integration.
Integrated Logistics Support Handbook, 3ed EditionJames V. JonesLong-established as the definitive ILS resource, this handbook distills thousands of pages of directives, instructions, and related material into a coherent, one-stop reference that can be used to enhance any military or commercial project. Filled with step-by-step guidelines and 300 illustrations, the updated Integrated Logistics Support Handbook explains how to: Meet the requirements of MIL-PRF 49506, Logistics Management Information; and develop and measure Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) requirements.
Logistics: Principles and Applications, 2en EditionJohn W. LangfordThis manual is designed for use in preparing for the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) exam. Written in a clear, straightforward manner, entry-level, candidate logisticians will acquire the basic knowledge they need to pass the CPL exam and move ahead to more complex logistics systems methodologies that will be required for career advancement. The book offers a thorough understanding of logistics principles and applications, and fully explores the broad areas of systems engineering, acquisition and production, and systems management and operations.
Maintainability: A Key to Effective Serviceability and Maintenance ManagementBenjamin Blanchard, Dinesh C. Verma, and Elmer L. PetersonIndependent cost analysis studies indicate that an inordinately large percentage of the overall life-cycle cost of most systems/products is currently taken up by maintenance and support. In fact, for many large-scale systems, maintenance and support have been shown to account for as much as 60% to 75% of overall life-cycle costs. At a time of fierce global competition, long-term cost effectiveness is a major competitive advantage that manufacturers simply cannot afford to underestimate. Clearly then, to remain competitive in today's international marketplace, companies must institute programs for reducing system maintenance and support costs-- comprehensive programs that are an integral part of the design and development process from its earliest conceptual stages. This book shows you how to implement such a program within your organization's design and development function.
Fundamentals of Logistics ManagementDouglas M. Lambert, James R. Stock, Lisa M. Ellram, In an era when most managers--including those in the logistics arena--are being urged to think of themselves as "marketers," this new book offers a special opportunity. Written by high-profile authors, Fundamentals of Logistics Management brings a unique marketing perspective to logistics management, while fully integrating accounting, finance, and manufacturing in their coverage. This is the topical and practical approach readers have been looking for.
Supportability Engineering HandbookJames V. JonesEngineers in both the commercial and military sectors can rely on the Supportability Engineering Handbook for complete support criteria that ensure the performance of products ranging from automobiles to spacecraft. This one-of-a-kind resource offers the latest supportability tools and methods for designing complex systems that will last a long time and be easy to maintain in actual use.
Systems Engineering and AnalysisBenjamin S. Blanchard and Wolter FabryckyThis practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. The authors focus first on the process of bringing systems into being―beginning with the identification of a need and extending that need through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis, evaluation, and validation, operation and support, phase-out, and disposal. Next, the authors discuss the improvement of systems currently in being, showing that by employing the iterative process of analysis, evaluation, feedback, and modification, most systems in existence can be improved in their affordability, effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction.
Logistical Management: The Integrated Supply Chain ProcessDonald J. Bowersox and David J. ClossWritten by a well-renowned author team, this undergraduate text is intended for the required course for all logistics, transportation, and material management majors, as well as for the logistic elective course for marketing majors. This book is an updated, broadened version of a classic text last published in 1986 and now uses a systems integration of physical distribution, manufacturing support, and procurement for a viewpoint of total logistics management. The book presents a comprehensive description of contemporary logistical practice as it currently exists within the private and public sectors. It also presents a conceptual approach to integration that illustrates how the discipline is likely to change in the future.
Reliability, Maintainability, and SupportabilityJezdimir KnezevicThis text is aimed at practising engineers, particularly those within the areas of Design, Production and Maintenance. It covers three crucial factors in the development and support of new or existing products; how reliable is the product; what are the costs of maintenance going to be; and what will the costs of supporting the product be once it is in the market place. The text uses simple mathematics that all engineers will be able to use; probability. A software program, PROBCHAR, is packaged with the text, enhancing its appeal by allowing the engineer to use the book as a practical tool for the analysis of products through their life-cycle.
The Logistics HandbookJames F. Robeson, and William C. CopacinoThe Logistics Handbook encompasses all of the latest advances in warehousing and distribution. It provides invaluable "how to" problem-solving tools and techniques for all the ever-increasing logistical problems managers face -- making it the most complete and authoritative handbook to date.
Systems MaintainabilityJezdimir KnezevicMaintainability is of crucial importance throughout industry and is established as one of the most important issues in the aerospace and defense arena. No new system can be introduced without full maintainability, analysis and demonstration; a type of analysis which reduces life cycle costs by decreasing operational and maintenance costs and increasing systems operational effectiveness, leading in turn to the creation of more competitive products. This book establishes the full methodology for maintainability mathematics and modelling, as well as the relationship between the maintainability and maintenance processes.
The Certified Reliability EngineerDonald W. Benbow and Hugh W. BroomeThe reliability engineer is a professional who understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability and maintainability. The structure of this book is based on that of the Body of Knowledge specified by ASQ for the Certified Reliability Engineer, which includes design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle. The hardcover version includes study questions on an accompanying CD-ROM.
Introduction to Reliability EngineeringE.E. LewisUsing an interdisciplinary perspective, this outstanding book provides an introduction to the theory and practice of reliability engineering. This revised edition contains a number of improvements: new material on quality-related methodologies, inclusion of spreadsheet solutions for certain examples, a more detailed treatment which ties the load-capacity approach to reliability to failure rate methodology, and a new section dealing with safety hazards of products and equipment.
Life-Cycle Cost and Economic AnalysisWolter Fabrycky and Benjamin S. Blanchard, Explores the fundamentals and applications of economic and cost analysis of products and systems using the life-cycle process. Following a step-by-step methodology, care is taken to emphasize the links between economic competitiveness and analysis.