Cliff Lynch, the intrepid author of our monthly "FastLane" column, has developed a following among readers who enjoy his witty commentaries on government, management, logistics, and transportation. Fans will be happy to know that Lynch, who is executive vice president of the freight payment and analysis firm CTSI, also has several books to his credit.
The first, Logistics Outsourcing—A Management Guide, is a practical handbook that explains how to successfully work with a logistics service provider. Lynch has also published The Tao of Supply Chain Management, described as a compendium of "easy-to-remember one-liners for anyone involved with the intricacies of the supply chain," and a research booklet called The Role of Outsourcing in the Retail Supply Chain. All are available through www.cflynch.com.
Lynch's latest work is The Role of Transportation in the Supply Chain, cowritten with J. Kenneth Hazen, CTSI's president and CEO. The book covers all aspects of freight transportation, including technology, regulation, pricing, and carrier/shipper relationships. Lynch and Hazen previously collaborated on The Role of Freight Bill Payment and Transportation Management Information in the Supply Chain Industry. Both are available at www.ctsi-global.com/books.asp.
Lynch writes with authority. He formerly was vice president-logistics with The Quaker Oats Co. and president of Trammel Crow Distribution Corp. He also has been president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and received the group's Distinguished Service Award.